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TEN OF THE BEST HEAVYWEIGHTS IN JIU-JITSU ANNOUNCED FOR THE ABU DHABI KING OF MATS®

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Los Angeles, USA, 16th September, 2018: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Second Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Heavy weight jiu-jitsu players in the sport. One of the most prestigious invitational-only tournaments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, will have a combined total cash prize of $42,000 and the winner will be in line for a super match against the reigning Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champion, Alexander Trans, at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships® in April 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi King of Mats®Line-up

The exclusive invitations were extended according to the players past achievements in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship® and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®

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1. Erberth Santos
2x Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016/2018)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2015)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2015)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2015)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – London Champion (2016)

2. Ricardo Evangelista
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2015)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2015)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – London Champion (2016)

3. Gutemberg Pereira
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2018)

4. Gerard Labinski
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2017)

5. Rudson Teles
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2018)

6. Tanner Rice
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2015)

7. Adam Wardzinski
UAEJJF Top Europe Rank

8. Alexandro Cecconi
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2009)

9. Gabriel Arges
2x Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016/2017)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2016)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2016)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Abu Dhabi Champion (2017)

10. Jackson Sousa
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – London Champion (2017)

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The matches will be held on one mat in the heavyweight division [96kg – 110kg] and each match will be of 1 round, no more than 6 minutes duration.

For more details on the event please visit – https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/155

Broadcast Details

The event will be streamed live on @adwjjt social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), FloGrappling worldwide live stream, Combate in Brazil and Airtel TV, Idea Movies & TV, Jio TV and Triple Play IPTV in India.

The event will also be aired on delayed basis on 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.

Please follow the new social media accounts for more exclusive updates and news – Facebook: @adwjjt, Twitter: @adwjjt, Instagram: @adwjjt

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Fight media credentials can be picked up on Saturday, 22nd September from 10am at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Proper personal photo ID is required for credential pick-up.

Abu Dhabi King of Mats®Event Details

Date: 23rdSeptember 2018
Venue: LA Convention Center
Weight Division: Heavyweight [96kg to 110kg] Event Time: 13:30:00pm to 17:00pm [LA Standard Time]

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