Abu Dhabi (WAM)
The Copper Box Arena is preparing to host the London round of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which begins next Saturday, and the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association (AGB), organizing the event, announced the participation of the elite stars, world-class champions and champions, led by Igor Silva and Matthew Philip Javier, Adam Wardzinski, Cattrill Rodriguez, Tommy Lanicar, Lucas Nascimento, Luis Menderos, Pablo Duarta, Leandro Saggero, Hiago Jorge, Frاشيescu Adradi, Yara Nascimento, Gabriel Pisanha, Ingrid Souza, Julia Alvez, Larissa Dávez, Ana Roguez, Fionn Rodriguez Alexa Yannis, Maisa Bastos, and Brenda Larissa.
The London tour is the fourth round of the current season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, and its competitions will be devoted to juniors, adults and masters, as the first day is devoted to the fights of buds, juniors and masters, as well as the tenth edition of the “King of the Rug” championship, in which 6 of the world’s leading middleweight classifiers will participate. , while the second day is devoted to professional matches that witness heavy-caliber confrontations, where the winners of the first places receive financial prizes of $ 225,000, and the first place winner receives 3000 points, as it is one of the first segment championships this season, while the winner of second place receives 2400 points, and the third on 1800 points, which the male and female players benefit from in the competition for the first places in the annual Abu Dhabi World Prize.
Rodrigo Valerio, Director of Operations at the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu-Jitsu Association, confirmed that all arrangements have been made in the hall to launch the competitions, in cooperation with the local organizing partner, and that the official weighing procedures will begin at five in the evening London time for two hours, and then take place tomorrow morning for half an hour from eight From half past nine to nine for those who will play on Saturday, they are the buds, the juniors, the professors and the stars of “King of the Carpet”, then from five to seven in the evening tomorrow for two hours, and from eight thirty until nine on Sunday for those who will play on Sunday, and they are the professionals.
Gabriel Basinha, the former world champion and queen of the rug, confirmed that she is ready to participate in the London tour, and has high hopes to win the gold medal in the 95 kg weight category, noting that she is always keen to participate in the Abu Dhabi championships, whether inside Abu Dhabi or in foreign tours in various countries of the world.
She said: My goals are great this season, including the competition for the Abu Dhabi World Prize, and I have many opportunities to achieve this, whether in the London round or the following rounds, most notably the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, then the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, as well as in the World League rounds. The upcoming events that will be held in Brazilian cities in particular, take this opportunity to thank the Jiu-Jitsu Federation headed by Abdul Moneim Al-Hashemi, and the Abu Dhabi Association for Professional Jiu-Jitsu for organizing the most important tournaments, in various countries of the world, and for sponsoring the heroes and talented people on different continents, and all Jiu-Jitsu affiliates in the world have Convinced that the history of ju-jitsu is divided into two parts, a section before entering Abu Dhabi, players were marginalized in it, tournaments are limited and prizes are symbolic, and another section of history after entering Abu Dhabi, which led the Asian and International Federations to achieve the largest qualitative leap in tournaments, programs for discovering and qualifying champions, and accreditation in organizations International, supporting talents and champions everywhere in the world.
It is worth noting that the tenth edition of the “King of the Rug” was chosen by 6 world champions: Charles Negromonte, Diego Ramalho, Tommy Langecker, Nathan Mendelson, Lucas Nascimento and Nathan Cheung, who were chosen from 35 champions who had previously won tournaments organized by the League.
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