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THE BLACK BELT FINALS CONCLUDE ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM® JIU-JITSU WORLD TOUR RIO DE JANEIRO

THE BLACK BELT FINALS ON DAY 3 CONCLUDE ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM® JIU-JITSU WORLD TOUR RIO DE JANEIRO WITH PRESIDENT ELECT MR. JAIR BOLSONARO

Erberth Santos won the adult black belt 110kg finals against Fernando Reis

Rafael Carino defeats Alexandre Barauna in the Abu Dhabi Legends match to retain his title

Rio De Janeiro, 18th November 2018: Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro comes to an end after three days of spectacular jiu-jitsu. President elect, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, attended the third and final day of the championship at the Carioca Arena. He was welcomed by Ibrahim Al-Alawi, Consul General of the UAE in Brazil, H.E Yousuf Al Batran, UAEJJF Board Member, Mr. Tariq Al Bahri, Director of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, Mr. Walter Matos, President of Brazil Jiu-Jitsu Federation®and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Mario Sperry.

During his visit, Mr. President Jair Bolsonaro, commented –

“Brazil has strong relations with the United Arab Emirates, I have a firm desire to deepen these relations during my term in office, especially all the things that we have in common between the two countries. I appreciate what His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has done for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu around the world, and organizing the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam championship in Rio de Janeiro. I congratulate the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the organizing committee on the success of the championship and I wish them with continuous progress.”

The President-elect added:

“I have great respect for the UAE, the government and the people; I have strong relations with them. I have already visited them and I am very happy with the development of bilateral trade between the two countries. We will work to strengthen our joint communication in the next phase in order to provide prosperity for our people.”

With over 7000 fans in attendance and an electric atmosphere at the Carioca Arena, in one of the main fights of the glamour black belt division, Erberth Santos defeated Fernando Reis at the adult black belt 110kg finals.

The director of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, Mr.Tareq Al Bahri, said:

“It was an honor to receive the President elect of Brazil, Mr. Jair Bolsonaro today. He is a very busy person, but he showed today that he works for the people of the country by coming and greeting his supporters. He showed great support towards the wise leaders of UAE, the people of UAE and especially towards the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and the para-athletes, spent time talking with them.”

The Legends match between 5thdegree black belts, Rafael Carino and Alexandre Barauna, was met with an electric crowd who cheered on for the legends. In a very tactical match, Carino won by a split decision after a 1-1 tie on advantages.

Commenting on his win, Rafael Carino said:

“It was a humbling experience last year and the same this time, thank you UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation for inviting me back, I feel very happy to be the Abu Dhabi Legends champion once again and I would like to fight Marcio Cruz next in the Legends match.”

If you missed the event broadcast live, then it will be aired on delayed basis on the following TV partners in the coming weeks: FOX Sports in Asia, Airtel TV, Idea Movies & TV, Jio TV and Tripleplay IPTV in India, Fight Network in Canada, UK, Europe and MENA, Fight Sports in North America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, 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, TV Asahi in Japan, SFR Sports in France, Dubai Sports and Sharjah Sports in MENA.

The fourth leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Season 4 [2018-19] heads to Abu Dhabi [UAE] on 10th, 11th and 12thJanuary 2019. For registrations and more information, please visit – https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/121

Male Adult Black Belt Winners

56kg: Carlos Alberto Silva won via choke from the back against Felippe Mummra.
62kg: Hiago George defeats Gabriel Sousa via foot lock finish.
69kg: Isaque Paiva defeats Joao Mendes via an armlock inside the triangle.
77kg: Hugo Marques defeats Yan Paiva via split decision
85kg: Isaque Bahiense vs defeats Diego Ramalho via points 11-0
94kg: Kaynan Duarte defeats Helton Silva Jr via points 2-0
110kg: Erberth Santos defeats Fernando Reis

Female Adult Black Belt Winners

49kg: Mayssa Bastos chokes Rita Reis from the mount to win for the third time this season.
55kg: Talita Alencar defeats Amanda Nogueira via split decision.
62kg: Bianca Basilio defeats Michele Oliveira via unanimous decision.
70kg: Thamara Silva defeats Julia Boscher via armlock
90kg: Gabrieli Pessanha defeats Francisca Floras

Male Master 1 Black Belt Winners

56kg: Juan Lopes
62kg: Gabriel Moraes
69kg: Denilson Pimenta
77kg: Sandro Vieira
85kg: Marcis Tinoco
94kg: Vinicius Marinho
110kg: Igor Silva

For Day 3 full results, please visit – https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/113/results

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