Today, the final round of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Championship for the 2021-2022 season kicks off at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi, and will continue until May 8, with the participation of more than 1,000 male and female players from 42 countries, led by the UAE, Brazil and Colombia.
The final round of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Championship for the 2021-2022 season will be held over three days. The first day will witness the junior competitions, whose fights begin at 11 am, and the winners will be crowned at 5 pm.
The enthusiastic activities of the first day of the tournament continue with the Queen of the Carpet competitions, which start at five in the evening, and conclude with the coronation of the winners at 6:30 in the evening.
The second day of the championship begins with the competitions of the masters category, which start at 11 am, while the winners will be crowned at 5 pm.
The third and final day of the tournament begins at 11 am with the professional category fights, and ends with crowning the winners at 5 pm. The official weighing procedures for all participants in the tournament begin at 8-10 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Wide participation of the brightest stars of the rug locally and internationally
Among the most prominent names that have confirmed their participation in the tournament are a group of the best Brazilian players, such as Lucas Pinheiro, the black belt holder, who will compete in the professional category under 62 kg, Caio Almedia, Thiago Macedo under 69 kg, and Anderson Ferreira, who won the title of King of the Rug in the London Tour In the black belt under 85 kg category, Badr Al Dosari from Bahrain is a purple belt, where he is competing in the professional category under 69 kg, the Australian Anton Minenko black belt in the professional category under 69 kg, and the American Manuel Aguilar is a black belt under 69 kg.
Among the Emirati names, Omar Al-Fadhli in the competitions of King Al-Bassat, Faisal Al-Ketbi, Ali Mubarak, Abdullah Al-Balushi, Hamad Al-Falasi, Ali Al-Menhali, Nasser Al-Buraiki, Abdullah Al-Marzouqi in the category of professors, Zayed Al-Kathiri, Diab Al-Nuaimi, Khaled Al-Shehhi, Faraj Al-Awlaki, Salem Zayed, Sultan Al Owais, Muhammad Al Suwaidi, Balqis Abdullah, Hamda Al Shukaili, Maitha Shreim, Bashayer Al Matroushi, Sharifa Al Noamani, Dima Al Yafei, and Maha Al Hinai for the professional category.
A special place for the Abu Dhabi tour
The tournament is of great importance, as it gives first place winners 3000 points in the annual classification approved by the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association, 2400 points for second place, and 1800 points for third place. The prize money for the tournament is $225,000 for the first place holders.
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