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Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro: With one week left to register, black belt stars line up to compete for their share of over $125,000 in prizes
The 2017/2018 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitu World Tour gets stronger with every new event. After successful legs in Tokyo (July) and Los Angeles (September), the tour now moves to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, on November 10-12. The Carioca Arena will host over a thousand of the best athletes in the world as they compete for valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking as well as their share of over US$ 125,000 in prizes.
As expected, big names are already lining up to compete in Brazil, eyeing the prizes and also a spot in the main brackets of the 2018 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. A quick look at the list of names already registered show the talents of: Xande Ribeiro, Hiago George, Isaque Paiva, Jaime Canuto, Isaque Bahiense, Adam Wardzinski, Igor Silva, Patrick Silva, Ricardo Evangelista, Gustavo Elias, Mayssa Bastos, Beatriz Mesquita, Luiza Monteiro, Erin Herle, Ana Carolina Vieira, Claudia Do Val, among many others.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio will also feature big talents in the masters division, as well as the best juvenile athletes in the world and the always inspiring Para-Jitsu division.
Another highlight of the weekend in Rio will be the Legends super match between Carlão Barreto and Rafael Carino, in the heavyweight division.
The Grand slam Rio will be broadcasted to several countries all over the world. Jiu-Jitsu fans will be able to watch the matches online via Flograppling.com. In Brazil, the event will air on Canal Combate via PPV.
The registration deadline is November 3rd. Click here to sign up now.
Here are the remaining Grand Slam events for the 2017/2018 Season.
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro
November 10-12, 2017
Arena Carioca 3
Registration period: May 1st – October 9th (Late registration November 3rd)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/10
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Abu Dhabi
January 12-13, 2018
Registration period: May 1st – December 11th (Late registration January 8th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/11
Abu Dhabi Gand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London
March 10-11, 2018
Copper Box Arena
Registration period: May 1st – February 10th (Late registration March 6th)
More info: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/12