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abu-dhabi-grand-slam-jiu-jitsu-world-tour-2016-172085 Jiu-Jitsu Players will Compete at The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Rio De Janeiro | Fight Week Activities

Over $100,000 in cash prize to be won for the Jiu-Jitsu players in Rio De Janeiro

Black Belt Adult GI winners receive complimentary flight ticket to the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi (January 2017)

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 9 November 2016:  The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Rio De Janeiro is shaping up to be UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s best yet, in the most prestigious and highest paid, Jiu-Jitsu World Tour, with 2085 players registered to compete at the Rio Olympic Arena on 12th and 13th November.

The Grand Slam’s aim, to provide a competitive environment and platform for the jiu-jitsu athletes to achieve sporting excellence at a global level, is on the right track. With the vision of being the leading symbol for the sport of jiu-jitsu, the UAEJJF through the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, has exceeded expectations in attracting the world’s top jiu-jitsu athletes and gained tremendous commercial success.

Brazilian players are leading the way with 1864 players in Rio de Janeiro, including Jiu-Jitsu stars: Mackenzie Dern, Ricardo Evangelista, Xande Ribeiro, Felipe Pena, Larissa Paes, Celso Junior and many more.

Facts on Abu Dhabi Grand Slam | Rio de Janeiro

Total number of players: 2085
Total number of nationalities: 18
Total number of No Gi players: 525
Total number of Gi players: 1560
Total number of male players: 1770
Total number of female players: 317
Total number of black belt players: 463

Player Nationality Count

Brazil: 1864
UAE: 27
Argentina: 23
Italy: 15
Chile: 8
Angola: 6
Poland: 6
Portugal: 6

Player Quotes:

“I lost a very close fight against Felipe Pena at the Grand Slam in Tokyo, so I am here to take my revenge and correct what I did wrong against Felipe. He is a young hungry fighter, but it will be another intense and tactical fight between us. I hope to get the Gold medal in front of my home fans here in Brazil and I am sure Felipe would like the same.” Said black belt world champion Xande Ribeiro

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam is coming to my home city and I have to be there. It is always a special occasion to perform for my home fans, family and friends. And for the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation to give us this platform where you can compete at the highest level and also win cash prizes is incredible for us jiu-jitsu players. I just want to say thank you and you will see a special performance from myself and the other players, because that is how we Brazilians like to perform.” Said black belt world champion, Ricardo Evangelista

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour – Rio De Janeiro [Event Activities]

Rules Course: Friday 11th November [19:00PM to 21:00PM]
Venue: Rio Olympic Arena

Gi Weigh-Ins: Friday 11th November [19:00PM to 21:00PM]
Venue: Rio Olympic Arena

No Gi Weigh-Ins: Saturday 12th November [18:00pm to 20:00pm]
Venue: Rio Olympic Arena

Main EventGi – Saturday 12th November, 2016 | No Gi – Sunday 13th November
Venue: Rio Olympic Arena

Registration [Closed]:
Cash Prize: Over $100,000
Event Trailer: