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GABRIEL ARGES WINS THE ABU DHABI KING OF THE MATS® MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE IN ABU DHABI

GABRIEL ARGES WINS THE ABU DHABI KING OF THE MATS® TITLE IN ABU DHABI TO CONCLUDE DAY 3 OF ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM®

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12th January, 2019: The Abu Dhabi King of The Mats® third edition was held at the Mubadala Arena with action from ten of the best middleweights in the black belt division, who competed for a combined total cash prize of $42,000. The final day of the fourth leg of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour [season 4] came to an end with the blue belts in the adult and masters categories [male & female].

Gabriel Arges won the title of the Abu Dhabi King of Mats®, after he defeated Isaque Braz in a very entertaining and tactically astute fight as both players didn’t want to give away any advantage. The match ended 6-2 to Gabriel.

“I went to this match with the mentality of winning the title, and I gave it my best shot. It was a really intense tournament as the breaks between the matches were really very short.” said Gabriel Arges

“I would like to give all the credit for my performances to my team and teammates, they have helped me to develop my skillset and my career as an athlete. It is a nice feeling to add this prestigious title to my collection and all my thanks goes to the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation”.

Isaque Braz who lost a very close fight in the finals said:

“Gabriel is a top quality player, so I congratulate him on his win. I badly wanted to win, so I hope I can come back again and win in future. I want to thank my team and also I am grateful to the UAEJJF for organizing this amazing tournament.”

Match 1. Gabriel Arges vs Espen Mathiesen
Gabriel Arges wins the match via a 3-0 points decision.

Match 2. Roberto Satoshi vs Isaque Braz
Isaque Bahiense wins the match via a 2-0 points decision.

Match 3. Caio Soares vs Rudson Teles
Rudson Teles wins the fight in 24 seconds via submission

Match 4. Manuel Filho vs Diego Ramalho
Manuel Filho wins via 1-0 advantage (0-0 on points) decision.

Match 5. Gabriel Arges vs Lucas Barbosa
Lucas Barbosa wins via 3-0 points decision.

Match 6. Roberto Satoshi vs DJ Jackson
DJ Jackson wins via 3-0 advantage (0-0 on points) decision.

Match 7. Espen Mathiesen vs Caio Soares
Espen Mathiesen won via 1-0 points decision.

Match 8. Isaque Braz vs Manuel Filho
With points even on 0-0 and one disadvantage for both, the referee deemed Isaque Braz the winner.

Match 9. Rudson Teles vs Lucas Barbosa
Rudson Teles won by 2-0 points decision.

Match 10. Diego Ramalho vs DJ Jackson
DJ Jackson wins via decision, with 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage and Diego Ramalho had 2 disadvantages.

Match 11. Gabriel Arges vs Caio Soares
Gabriel Arges wins on referee decision after a 4-4 scores draw.

Match 12. Espen Mathiesen vs Rudson Teles
Rudson Teles wins by 4-0 points decision.

Match 13. Isaque Braz vs Diego Ramalho
Isaque Braz wins via submission.

Match 14. Manuel Filho vs DJ Jackson
Manuel Filho wins via 9-0 on points.

Match 15. Gabriel Arges vs Rudson Teles
Gabriel Arges wins via 1-point advantage after the match ended 2-2 on points.

Match 16. Espen Mathiesen vs Lucas Barbosa
Espen Mathiesen wins on 2 advantage points after the match ended on a 2-2 points score draw.

Match 17. Isaque Braz vs DJ Jackson
With the score being 0-0 and a disadvantage each for both, the referee awarded Isaque Braz with the win.

SEMI FINALS

1. Manuel Filho vs Gabriel Arges
Gabriel Arges wins via 4-2 points decision.

2. Rudson Teles vs Isaque Braz
Isaque Braz wins via 1-advantage point after a score of 2-2 on points.

FINALS

Gabriel Arges vs Isaque Braz
Gabriel Arges wins the Abu Dhabi King of Mats title on points 6-2.

Please visit here for full results: https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/188/results

If you missed the event, highlights will be broadcast on the following networks: FloGrappling worldwide stream, Combate in Brazil and Airtel TV, Idea Movies & TV, Jio TV and Triple Play IPTV in India, FOX Sports in Asia, Fight Sports in North America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, Fight Network in Canada, Europe and MENA, Astro in Malaysia, Starhub in Singapore, ABS-CBN Sports in Philippines, Orange TV, IndiHome and MyRepublik in Indonesia, Singtel in Singapore and Australia, Azam Sports in Africa, EB-TV in Asia, J Sports and TV Asahi in Japan, SFR Sports in Europe, Dubai Sports and Sharjah Sports in MENA.

The fifth and final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 4 [2018-19] heads to London [UK] on 9th and 10th of March. For registrations and more information, please visit – https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/122

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