Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12th June, 2017: The UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® (UAEJJF), the official authority for the sport of jiu-jitsu in the United Arab Emirates, will offer cash prizes of over $125,000 in each of the four host cities [and over $200,000 at the Abu Dhabi leg of the tour] at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 3 [2017-18]: Los Angeles [USA], Tokyo [Japan], Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Abu Dhabi [UAE] and London [UK].
Results from the biggest tournament of the year in Long Beach, California. The IBJJF World Championship 2017 where top athletes from around the world come to clash and prove who is the best.
The black belt stayed out of tournaments for about eight months, and nowadays he fights with the biggest athletes in the rooster-weight division.
Five years after the first match, which ended in a draw after 20 minutes of fighting, Marcus Buchecha and Roger Gracie will face each other again in a gi fight. The rematch, one of the most anticipated by fans of the gentle art, is set to take place on the 23rd of July in Rio de Janeiro - the event; Pro Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The most decorated absolute champion of all time, Marcus Buchecha recalled the first meeting with Roger.
This year's Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships represent a major, sweeping change for jiu-jitsu as a competitive sport. The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation made the bold move of introducing country-qualifiers at the prestigious event, in which athletes from each country compete against their fellow nationals for the chance to represent their respective countries in the final stages of the World Pro.