This marks Faisal's long-awaited breakthrough moment, his first gold medal at a major jiu-jitsu tournament in the black belt ranks.
For Faisal, it was the result of some big changes and a lot of hard work. With the assistance of coach Roberto Gordo he dropped down a division (from -94kg to -85kg in the gi, or -83kg no-gi).
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam goes down on January 13-14, with no-gi on Friday and gi on Saturday.
Al Ketbi competes this weekend in the both gi and no-gi divisions in his hometown of Abu Dhabi. Can he repeat he feat?
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