ABOUT 30 bodybuilders are expected to participate in the Mr Suva competition next week.
Bodybuilding Fiji (BF) announced the event will be held on Saturday, September 28, at the Fiji Arts Club in Suva.
BF vice president Patrick Fenn said they were expecting tough competition.
"At the last event which we had, the Fiji Games, we had a very strong competition," he said.
"It has been a few months since then but we know the builders will maintain consistency."
Defending champion Onisivoro Koroi will face stiff competition from former champion Voniriti Radua and Lenaitasi Biliwaqa.
"Radua is the reigning Mr Fiji champion and won the Fiji Games title in May.
"Koroi was second and Biliwaqa was third at that event.
"The same three could be the top bodybuilders but the group from Lautoka will be back for revenge because at the Fiji Games they won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals."
Former Mr Suva Qali Ritova is another competitor that could clinch the title.
Fenn said they were trying to have regular competition and increase the number of competitors in the country.
Meanwhile, weigh-in next Saturday will be at 12midday and competition begins at 2pm.
"Competitors will have to pay $10 entry fee while spectators will have to pay $3," Fenn said.
"We are also asking the title holders of trophies to please return the trophies on competition day."