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TEN OF THE BEST LIGHTWEIGHTS IN JIU-JITSU TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE ABU DHABI KING OF MATS® TITLE

London, UK, 18th February, 2019: Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Fourth Edition line up is confirmed with ten of the best Lightweight black belt 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.

The matches will be held on one mat in the lightweight black belt division [Under 69kg] 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/195

The Abu Dhabi King of Mats® is slowly but surely building itself as one of the best competitions in the sport of jiu-jitsu with an overwhelming request among the best players to compete in and increased demand by the fans and TV partners around the world.

Commenting on the event, Paulo Miyao, who is regarded by his peers as one of the greatest athletes of all time in his weight class, and the fan favourite to win the title said – “I have been keeping an eye on this competiton since it first launched, I am very happy that it is now being organized in my weight class. I have watched the previous editions, and really enjoyed the intensity of it. I am looking forward to give it my best and thank the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation for the invitation.“

Commenting on the event, Nabuhiro Sawada, one of the best jiu-jitsu players in Japan at the moment said – “Things change very quickly in sports, there was a time when jiu-jitsu was a very niche sport, mostly in Brazil but now you see it is being taken around the world in a very commercial way by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.”

“I am really excited to be invited to compete at the Abu Dhabi King of Mats, this competition is making a name for itself, it really is a great concept and it would be an honor to win the title.”

Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Line-up

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

1. Carlos Alberto Da Silva
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2018)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Abu Dhabi Champion (2019)

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The 1st fighter of #ADKOM Lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2016🥇 #ADGSRio 2016🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2017 🥇 #ADGSLondon 2017 🥇 #ADGSRio 2017🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSRio 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win to his history & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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2. Gianni Grippo
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015/2017)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2018)

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The 1st fighter of #ADKOM Lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2016🥇 #ADGSRio 2016🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2017 🥇 #ADGSLondon 2017 🥇 #ADGSRio 2017🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSRio 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win to his history & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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3. Hiago George
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016)
6 x Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion

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The 1st fighter of #ADKOM Lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2016🥇 #ADGSRio 2016🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2017 🥇 #ADGSLondon 2017 🥇 #ADGSRio 2017🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSRio 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win to his history & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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4. Joao Gabriel De Sousa
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Los Angeles Champion (2018)

5. Isaac Doederlein
UAEJJF USA National Champion (2017)
Abu Dhabi World Pro Bronze medalist (2017)

6. Nabuhiro Sawada
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2018)

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The 1st fighter of #ADKOM Lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2016🥇 #ADGSRio 2016🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2017 🥇 #ADGSLondon 2017 🥇 #ADGSRio 2017🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSRio 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win to his history & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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7. Paulo Miyao
Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2018)
7 x Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Champion

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The 9th fighter of #ADKOM Paulo Miyao ➡️ lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2018🥇 #ADGSTokyo 2015🥇 #ADGSLA 2015 🥇 #ADGSRio 2015 🥇 #ADGSLA 2016🥇 #ADGSAbudhabi 2018🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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8. Luiz Fernando Costa Vieira
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Runner-up (2018)

9. Tiago Bravo
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Abu Dhabi runner-up (2019)

10. Joao Goncalves
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2017)

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The 1st fighter of #ADKOM Lightweight (London🇬🇧) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Winner Of ⤵️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ADWPJJC 2016🥇 #ADGSRio 2016🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2017 🥇 #ADGSLondon 2017 🥇 #ADGSRio 2017🥇 #ADGSLondon 2018🥇 #ADGSRio 2018🥇 #ADGSAbuDhabi 2019🥇 Is ready to add a win to his history & compete at #ADKOM under the lightweight. #abudhabikingofmats #ADKOM #ADWJJT #UAEJJF #Jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsuparatodos #Sports #Jiujitsuforeveryone #JiuJitsu #Jiujitsuforeveryone #jiujitsu4life #jiujitsulife #parajiujitsu #blackbelt

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Broadcast Details

The event will be broadcasted live on Abu Dhabi Sports in MENA, 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, MNC Group, IndiHome and MyRepublik in Indonesia, 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, 9th March from 10am at the Copper Box Arena. Proper personal photo ID is required for credential pick-up.

Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Event Details
Date: 10th March 2019
Venue: Copper Box Arena, London
Weight Division: Lightweight [Under 69kg] Event Time: 15:00pm to 17:30pm [UK Standard Time]

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