Talks are under way about staging a huge cage-fighting event at a famous Northumberland tourist attraction.
The Duchess of Northumberland has confirmed that there are plans to hold the showcase at The Alnwick Garden later in the year, with a preliminary date of Saturday, September 13.
The event will be held in conjunction with BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) and there are plans to site the cage in front of the Grand Cascade.
The aim is to screen the fight feast live on Channel 5 and broadcast it around the world to an estimated audience of 82million viewers.
It is hoped that it will attract a host of high-profile guests.
Speaking to the Gazette last week, during Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club’s home show at The Garden, the Duchess said: “We want to stage one of the biggest cage fights in the UK, which would be broadcast live in a number of countries.
“It’s what the Garden has always been about – providing a space for every part of the community.”
The Duchess is a fan of mixed martial arts and is keen to promote the constructive benefits and discipline that these sports bring.
The Garden has played host to cage fights in the past.