Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo
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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: Stars line up to compete in Japan; Vitor Shaolin vs. Daisuke Sugie in Legends super match; 10 days left to register
It's the final countdown to register for the season opener of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour. The series of five events that will spam for the next 9 months kick off this July 29
, in Tokyo, Japan. The final deadline to sign up to compete in the Japanese capital is July 24
. The event is open to athletes of all nationalities. For more info and to register, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/event/109
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo will feature some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu today. The event is the perfect opportunity for the stars to add points in the UAEJJF ranking and also compete for their share of over US$120,000 in prizes. Here are some of the names already confirmed to compete in Tokyo: Mayssa Caldas, Amal Amjahid, Bianca Basílio, Nathiely Melo, Paulo Miyao, Tiago Bravo, Ali Munfaredi, DJ Jackson, Kaynan Duarte, Rudson Matheus, Guttemberg Pereira, João Gabriel Rocha, Gerard Labinski.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo will also feature the return of the Legends series. Two-time Legends champion Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro will face off with Japanese black belt Daisuke Sugie. The match is highly awaited and should treat the crowd to thrilling action from beginning to end.
The 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour has five stops scheduled: Tokyo (July 29
); Los Angeles (September 22-23
); Rio de Janeiro (November 16-18
); Abu Dhabi (February 7-9
); London (March 9-10
). For more info, go to https://events.uaejjf.org/en/federation/1/events.