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ADWPJJC 2017 | Heated Battles at First Round of Qualifiers on Day 3

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitus Championships 2017

Today’s [Thursday April 20, 2017] competition saw the first round of the qualifiers kick off in the adult, male and female finals as well as in the masters 1 & 2 male categories in the brown and black belt divisions. Thousands of Jiu-Jitsu fans who flocked to the Arena from all over the world and millions followed the championship on TV were treated to an exciting day as more than 350 elite Jiu-Jitsu players showed off their talents and techniques as they fought for gold.

With UAE leading on day 1, and Brazil on day 2, Brazil continued to dominate the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship medal table on day 3 with 9 medals (4 gold,3 silver,2 bronze). USA finished second with 6 medal (3 gold, 3 silver), UK finished in third place with 4 medals (1 gold, 3 silver), Canada finished in fourth place with 2 medals (1 gold,1 silver), Kazakhstan in fifth place with 2 medals (1 gold, 1 silver) and UAE in sixth place with 2 medals (1 gold and 1 bronze).

Jiu-Jitsu aficionados, sports enthusiasts, families and entertainments seekers alike are waiting in anticipation for the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which will take place on the 22nd of April at the IPIC Arena. The home crowd will of course be cheering for the local Jiu-Jitsu talent who will test themselves against a record number of international participants from countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Portugal, UK and USA as all seek points towards their professional ranking and take the number one spot on the podium.

  • MALE / MASTER 1 / BLACK / 62KG
    JORGE DOS SANTOS JUNIOR BRAZIL
    UAEJJ TEAM – AL AIN
  • MALE / MASTER 1 / BLACK / 69KG
    DENILSON PIMENTA BRAZIL
    GFTEAM
  • MALE / MASTER 1 / BLACK / 77KG
    CÉSAR MIYAHIRA BRAZIL
    UAEJJ TEAM – TRAINING HALL
  • MALE / MASTER 1 / BLACK / 94KG
    EDUARDO INOJOSA BRAZIL
    RIBEIRO JIU JITSU
  • MALE / MASTER 1 / BLACK / 110KG
    RICARDO EVANGELISTA BRAZIL
    COMMANDO TEAM
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 62KG
    CLEBER FERNANDES BRAZIL
    ALMEIDA JJ
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 69KG
    TALISON COSTA BRAZIL
    CHECKMAT INTERNATIONAL CHECKMAT
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 77KG
    ISAQUE BAHIENSE BRAZIL
    ALLIANCE
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 77KG
    JONATHAN SATAVA UNITED STATES
    ALLIANCE MARCELO GARCIA
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 85KG
    CLAUDIO CALASANS BRAZIL
    ATOS JIU JITSU – ANDRE GALVAO
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 85KG
    ROSS KEEPING UNITED KINGDOM
    GRACIE HUMAITA LAS VEGAS

    GARETH NEALE UNITED KINGDOM
    GRACIE BARRA NOTTINGHAM

  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 94KG
    FELIPE PENA BRAZIL
    GRACIE BARRA BH
  • MALE / ADULT / BLACK / 110KG
    ERBERTH DE MESQUITA BRAZIL
    ALMEIDA JJ
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 49KG
    CLARISSA LACERDA BRAZIL
    UAEJJ TEAM – AL AIN
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 55KG
    THAMIRES AQUINO BRAZIL
    GFTEAM
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 62KG
    BEATRIZ MESQUITA BRAZIL
    GRACIE HUMAITA
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 62KG
    TAMMI MUSUMECI UNITED STATES
    RG-CT
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 70KG
    AMANDA BENAVIDES UNITED STATES
    MARCIO CRUZ BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 70KG
    PRISCILA CERQUEIRA BRAZIL
    UAEJJ TEAM – ABU DHABI TRAINING CENTER UAEJJ TEAM – TRAINING HALL
  • FEMALE / ADULT / BROWN BLACK / 90KG
    TALITA NOGUEIRA BRAZIL
    NS BROTHERHOOD

Saturday will see the return of the Abu Dhabi Legends who will battle it out on the mat for five gold belts in the ultimate clash of talent. Stay tuned on ArabsMMA.com for exclusive coverage!

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