Los Angeles, USA – 29th August, 2018 – The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation®, the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, announces the second leg of the most prestigious jiu-jitsu world tour, to be held in Los Angeles on 22nd September at the LA Convention Center.
With $120,000 in cash prizes, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® is open to all nationalities, the medalists will be listed in the jiu-jitsu world rankings. 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.
Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition, which brings together many of the greatest fighters in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships history, will be held on the following day on 23rd September at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, which is usually held in three different weight divisions, but in LA it will only be held in the heavyweight division.
With $42,000 in cash prizes for 10 of the top names in the heavyweight division and a super match in the next Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition – between reigning champion, Alexander Trans and the champion from the Second Edition for the Heavyweight Belt.
Here is how the cash prizes will be awarded for the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champions:
- First Place – $10,000
- Second Place – $6,000
- Third Place – $3,000
- Best Submission – $1000
- Best Fight – $2000
- Participation Players – $2000 x 10
- Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
Confirmed fighters: Erberth Santos, Ricardo Evangelista, Gutember Pereira and Jackson Souza.
Please visit www.kingofmats.com for more details.
“Season 4 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® broke all of our previous records the numbers are rising each time from one event to another, which is a testament of how this sport is rising in all corners of the world. We are also very excited to bring the Second Edition of the brand of Abu Dhabi King of Mats® to Los Angeles, as the response from the top names to compete in it has been overwhelming,” said Mr. Tareq Al Bahri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®
“I would like to thank our sponsors and partners; EMAAR, Abu Dhabi Sports, Abu Dhabi Tourism, ADNOC and Palm Sports. I would also like to thank all of our 26 TV partners, especially to the ones in new territories like India and the Caribbean,” said Mr. Tareq Al Bahri.
For the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Los Angeles, 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.
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.
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles
Date: 22nd September, 2018
Venue: LA Convention Center
Registration Deadline: 18thSeptember 2018
Abu Dhabi King of Mats®
Date: 23rd September, 2018
Venue: LA Convention Center
Weight Division: Heavyweight
Event Time: 14:00pm to 17:00pm
About UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation®:
UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® was established in November 2012 as the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the UAE. The Federation plays a leading role in supporting jiu-jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE athletes to excel at the local and international levels. The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.
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