Grand Slam LA: two weeks left to register; black belt stars line up to compete for $125k in prizes
Athletes of all nationalities have two weeks left to register for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Los Angeles, which takes place September 23-24, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown LA. For the third year, the event lands in the USA for the second of five stages of the 2017/2018 season. The final registration deadline is September 19. Once again, competitors can expect the level of professionalism and production that is the trademark of UAEJJF events.
The 2017/2018 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour will award almost $700,000 in prizes for champions of selected divisions in all belt colors and age categories. The event in Los Angeles alone is set to award over $125,000 in prizes. The two days of Jiu-Jitsu in LA (Gi and No-Gi) will feature a stellar roster of well known names in the black belt division. With two weeks left before the final registration deadline, here are some of the names already registered to compete in LA.
Adult Male Black Belt
56kg – Alexis Alducin, Rodnei Junior, João Carlos Kurakoa, Lucas Pinheiro, Jose Lima, Jorge Nakamura
62kg – Nobuo Yagai, Hiago George
69kg – Alexandre Vieira, Mario Silva, Thiago Lemos, Bruno Carvalho, Brian Mahecha, Kevin Mahecha, Victor Moraes
77kg – Mateus Garcia, Gabriel Fonseca, Yan Paiva, Diego Ramalho, Kauan Barboza, Jaime Canuto, Isaque Bahiense, Bret Russell, Francisco Iturralde, Andris Brunovskis, Yago Espindola, Johnny Tama
85kg – Sergio Rios, Lucas Freitas, Steven Silva, Dante Leon, Victor Silvério, Carlos Farias
94kg – Adam Wardzinski, Fernando Tsushima, Patrick Gaudio, Helton Junior
110kg – Alexander Trans, Gustavo Dias, Felipe Matos, Igor Silva
Adult Female Brown/Black Belt
49kg – Mayssa Bastos
55kg – Ana Carolina Schimitt, Gabrielle Lima, Amanda Nogueira, Rita Gribben. Livia Gluchowska
62kg – Elizabeth Exell, Maxine Thylin, Nathalie Ribeiro, Larissa Paes, Luiza Monteiro
70kg – Jessica dos Santos, Erin Herle, Ana Carolina Srour, Thamara Silva
90kg – Alejandra Gonzalez, Claudia Doval, Nathiely de Jesus
Click here to register now.