Contestants get down and dirty at the annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships in the UK

We can see why the World Gravy Wrestling Championships has been dubbed one of the world's sauciest competitions.

The 12th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships was held at the Rose 'N' Bowl pub in Stacksteads, Lancashire during August.

All wrestlers are sponsored to take part in an effort to raise money for good causes.

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Competitors take part in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Competitors take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Trevor Sterling and Josh Taylor take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Caroline Eccles and Megan Hayhurst take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Trevor Sterling and Josh Taylor take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Trevor Sterling and Josh Taylor take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Ben Hanson and Reece Dewhurst take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
Michael Jarrett celebrates his victory over Brian Gumbley as they take part in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl, Stackteads in Lancashire.
We can see why the World Gravy Wrestling Championships has been dubbed one of the world’s craziest competitions
Women and men were filmed fighting in a pool filled with gravy in one of Britain’s most unique sporting challenges. The footage, captured today (August 27), shows competitors in fancy dress slamming each other in a pool full of gravy. The World Gravy Wrestling Championships takes place in Lancashire every year to raise funds for charity.
Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships held at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Roxy Afzal, wrestling under the name 'The Oxo Fox', celebrates being crowned the Womens 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Champion at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships held at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships held at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 10th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships held at the Rose 'n' Bowl Pub near Bacup, north west England on August 28, 2017. Contestants participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Joel Hicks celebrates winning the men's title in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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In the bizarre contest, dozens of competitors wrestled in 475 gallons (1,800 litres) of gravy, raising much-needed funds for their nominated charities.

To win, contestants must wrestle for two minutes, with points scored for fancy dress, comedy effect, entertainment and wrestling ability.

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