The UAEJJF unveiled this week the plans for the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The event will once again span over a period of two weeks, on April 16-29, once again at the Mubadala Arena, at the Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The event will feature divisions for all ages and skill levels, from kids to masters, including the second edition of an event exclusive to para-athletes. The overall prize amount will reach the incredible amount of AED 4 million in prizes, which mean over 1 million dollars. In the most important divisions, the prizes will be:
Adult male Black Belt
First, Second and Third prize winners will be awarded USD 15,000, 8,000 and 5,000 respectively.
Adult Female Black / Brown Belt
First place winner will receive a prize of USD 10,000. Second place winner will receive USD 5,000 and third place winner will receive USD 3,000.
The schedule for this year’s event will be:
April 16 – 21: Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Festival (Juniors, Teens, Adult White Belts, Para-Athletes, Masters)
April 22 – 23 – Abu Dhabi World Youth Championship
April 24-27 – 2018 ADWPJJC
April 28 – 2018 ADWPJJC – Brown/Black Belt Finals / King of the Mat
April 29 – ADWPJJC Awards
King of the Mat
The biggest novelty for this year’s event will be the addition of the King of the Mat. On the last day of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship, winners of the last nine editions along with this year’s winner will face each other to compete for the title. More details will be announced soon.
The registration period is open to athletes of all nationalities. Click here for more info.