Jiu-Jitsu and surfing on UFC Rio weekend

Jiu-Jitsu, always lots in common with the waves / Photo: Gustavo Aragão

UFC Rio will be going down the evening of August 27 in Barra da Tijuca, and fans, the curious, event staff are asking:

What’s there to do during the day?

Rio has a number of attractions to offer, but one of them is truly promising. On August 27 and 28 at Prainha beach, one of the hottest spots in Rio, Bintang Fight Surf Black Belt World Challenge will be holding an event to unify surfing and martial arts.

On the beach, event promoters Breno Sivak and Rosaldo Cavalcanti promise to gather some of the most stalwart fighters in world Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.

In the water, some of the best Jiu-Jitsu black belts around will take to competition on the waves. What could be better to do than that?

“As it’s an event dependent on ocean conditions, our window of opportunity is Saturday and Sunday – but we’d like to get it going on Sunday, seeing as a lot of the guys invited have commitments on Saturday, with the UFC,” explains Breno Sivak. “The black belt surfers in the contest have been invited but we’re still contacting and inviting people, prioritizing those who are relevant in the sport. By the opening ceremony, the day before the event at Sportv Point, we’ll have all the competitors ready.”

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