In Pictures | Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017 – Day 1

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The opening day of the 2017 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships on Tuesday April 18 saw huge excitement and anticipation as 550 players from 70 countries in the adults and masters blue and purple belt categories took to the mats in front of a full capacity crowd and millions of viewers across the world.

The UAE team was off to a strong start, impressively leading the ranks and ending the day with a total of 22 medals (11 gold, 11 silver).