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ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM® RIO DE JANEIRO FIGHT WEEK ACTIVITIES BEGIN AT CARIOCA ARENA

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® will be broadcasted across 100 countries on Live and delayed telecast on eighteen channels.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 8th November, 2017: Some of the best jiu-jitsu players from across the globe are descending in Rio to battle it out at the third leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour, which is set to take place in Rio De Janeiro on 10, 11 and 12 November at the Carioca Arena.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Mr. Tareq Al Bahri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® said, “I would like to thank our sponsors: Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Media, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Palm Sports. Without their continued support, this world tour wouldn’t be where it is right now; the most prestigious jiu-jitsu world tour in the Jiu-Jitsu sports’ calendar”

“Tokyo and Los Angeles legs of the tour exceeded our expectations, there will be 1878 players competing here in Rio. That’s the highest number of competitors we have had to date in a single Grand Slam event. I wish all players the best of luck.”

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Rio De Janeiro will be broadcasted live on Abu Dhabi Sports in the UAE & MENA region, Combate and SporTV in Brazil, FloGrappling worldwide stream, FOX Sports in Asia, Fight Network in Canada, Europe and MENA regions, Astro in Malaysia, Starhub in Singapore, ABS-CBN Sports in Philippines, Orange TV in Indonesia, SCTV in Vietnam, Singtel in Singapore and Australia, Super Sport and Azam Sports in Africa, Fight Sports in the Caribbean, North America and Europe regions and on delayed telecast on Dubai Sports and Sharjah Sports.

Lucas Barbosa, Black belt world champion, who is competing in the 94kg category, said, “I have trained a lot for this tournament. I don’t believe it’s going to be an easy one, especially because it’s in Brazil. There are a lot of tough competitors. But I’m looking forward to putting my best foot forward, winning another grand slam and increasing my points to be number one”

About Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Rio De Janeiro

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in Rio De Janeiro will begin at 10:00am until 19:00pm (Rio standard time) on 10, 11 and 12 November at the Carioca Arena.

The tournament is open to all nationalities, the medalists will be listed in the jiu-jitsu world rankings and cash prizes of more than $125,000 will be awarded to the top athletes of each division. The top three academies will also receive cash prizes and top ranked competitors will receive prizes at the end of the season according to the UAEJJF World Ranking.

The first-place winner in the respective weight categories of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will receive 200 points. The second-place winner will receive 160 points and the third-place winner will receive 120 points.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Fight media credentials can be picked up on Friday, 10 November from 10am at the Carioca Arena. Proper personal photo ID is required for credential pick-up. Please contact media@dantaniinc.com or call 00971501249118

FIGHT WEEK ACTIVITIES

WEIGH-IN SCHEDULE

Pre Date Weigh-Ins 1: Thursday 9th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters

Pre Date Weigh-Ins 2: Friday 10th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters

Pre Date Weigh-Ins 3: Saturday 11th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Blue Belt | Juveniles

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 1: Friday 10th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 2: Saturday 11th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 3: Sunday 12th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Blue Belt | Juveniles

FIGHT SCHEDULE

DAY1– Friday 10th November | 11:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters | Male & Female

DAY2– Saturday 11th November | 11:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters | Male & Female

DAY3– Sunday 12th November | 11:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: white Belt | Blue Belt | Black belt 3rd place | Juveniles, Adults & Masters | Male & Female