With a cash prize of $120,000, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®Rio de Janeiro will be held at the Carioca Arena on 16th, 17thand 18thNovember.
Registration ends on 9thNovember, visit https://events.uaejjf.org to register before the deadline
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18th October, 2018: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the third leg of the most prestigious jiu-jitsu world tour, to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 16th, 17thand 18thNovember at the Carioca Arena.
Last season’s Rio de Janeiro leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® was attended by over 16,000 spectators [over three days] and over 3000 players participated. Due to the very high demand among the players, fans and media – once again, the event will be held over three days.
Commenting on the event, Director of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, Mr Tareq Al Bahri said – “Brazil is where every player wants to test their skills and improve their experience, as the players here are some of the best in the world. So it is really exciting not just for us, but for the players, which is the most important thing. Brazil is the biggest jiu-jitsu market in the world and we are very pleased to be going back. We thank the city of Rio and the Brazil Jiu-Jitsu Federation for their support.”
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® is open to all nationalities, the medalists will be listed in the jiu-jitsu world rankings and cash prizes of more than $120,000 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.
Medals will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each division. Prize money awarded will range from $500 to $2,500 in several categories, including juvenile, adult and masters, from blue, purple, brown and black categories for both men and women.
Fresh off his gold medal wins at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® and Abu Dhabi King of Mats® in Los Angeles last month, Erberth Santos, as always is aiming to reign again in Rio de Janeiro “I’m on good form this season, no injuries during the training camp, so as always I say, it is the gold I’m after. My performances was on point in Los Angeles, my coach and training partners really worked hard on me and we as a team are confident that we will go for gold in Rio, especially the motivation is high, as we are fighting at home, in front of home crowd.”
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro
Date: 16, 17 and 18 November
Venue: Carioca Arena
Registration: CLICK HERE
Registration Deadline: 9 November