Jiu-Jitsu around the world: 5 events to compete or watch all over the globe
Doesn’t matter where you live in the world, there’s probably a great Jiu-Jitsu event about to happen near you. More and more, the gentle art is present all over the globe. Here are five great examples of events you can either watch great Jiu-Jitsu or compete to showcase your skills.
Fight to Win Pro 37
June 23, Scotsdale, AZ
The Fight to Win promotion keeps on its mission to bring Jiu-Jitsu to every important market in North America. The latest stop will be on Scotsdale, Arizona, for another stacked card of matches. The main event will feature the always exciting AJ Agazarm in a battle against former UFC champion Benson Henderson. There are other 29 matches on the program. You can either witness the action live or catch it on Flograppling. Click here for more info.
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo
July 15, Tokyo, Japan
The UAEJJF year-round tour returns to a new season that kicks off in Tokyo, Japan. The Grand Slam will award over $125k in prizes on each one of the 5 stops. If you want to compete among some of the best athletes in the region, you have until July 11 to sign up. Also, every UAEJJF event will add points in the annual ranking that will grant you a spot in the 2018 ADWPJJC and the chance to win even bigger prizes at the end of the season. Click here for more info and to sign up.
July 15, San Diego, CA
It’s time for the lightweights. Eight of the best 155lb athletes in the world will clash for the division belt in San Diego. The event will also feature a series of black belt super matches headlined by a true war between Keenan Cornelius and Matheus Diniz. You can either watch it live or catch it online on Flograppling. Click here for more info.
ACB JJ GP 6
July 16, Moscow, Russia
The Russian organization comes back with another stacked card. This time, fighters under 65Kg will battle for the big prizes. Augusto Tanquinho, Osvaldo Queixinho, Rafael Barata, Laercio Fernandes, Milton Bastos are some of the names competing. You can catch this one on the livestream. Click here for more info.
July 22-23, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
The event put together by Kyra Gracie will combine both an open championship and a super match. In this case, the mother of all super matches featuring the two most accomplished Jiu-Jitsu competitors of all times, Marcus Buchecha and Roger Gracie. You can sign up to compete and also watch the clash of titans. Click here for more info.