FARMINGTON -- Two separate agreements between Davis County and the North American Grappling Association will bring to the county's coffers $4,750 in new revenue in 2012.
On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved agreements with NAGA to have Legacy Events Center host two separate two-day grappling/jujitsu tournaments.
The contests are similar to wrestling, involving hand-to-hand combat between two participants with the match scored when certain control maneuvers are demonstrated, such as take downs, sweeps, and back grabs.
The matches, determined by skill level and weight of the participants, can be won through submission, points, referee decision or disqualification.
"They are new (to the events center)," Legacy Events Center marketing and events coordinator Mike Moake said of NAGA. "I try to keep bringing new things in."
The Legacy Events Center is located at 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
The regional NAGA tournaments for youth and adults will be March 2-3 in the outer buildings of the events center grounds, and Sept. 21-22 in the Events Center, Moake said.
The county will receive $2,200 from NAGA for the March tournament and $2,550 for the September tournament in the indoor arena, Moake said.
Due to a scheduling conflict the NAGA group was unable to book the events center for both events, Moake said.
Moake is unsure exactly how many participants from NAGA will attend the two events, but he said the traveling tournaments the group hosts throughout the nation generally attract a national following as well as local participation.
NAGA, established in 1995, is the world's largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with more than 110,000 competitors worldwide, according to the NAGA website.
The commission approved both agreements unanimously.