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ADCC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S PREMIER COMBAT SPORTS COMPETITION SERIES, TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON FLOSPORTS IN 2020 & 2021
- The Biennial Championship Event Returns To North America On September 25 & 26, 2021 At The Thomas & Mack Center In Las Vegas, Nevada And Will Be Streamed On FloGrappling For Third Consecutive Time
- FloGrappling Will Also Stream All 8 International ADCC Trials With Events Scheduled In Europe, North America, South America And Asia Starting In October 2020 And Running Through 2021
AUSTIN, Texas (June 25, 2020) – FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, today announced it will exclusively broadcast the 2021 Abu Dhabi Combat Club’s (ADCC) World Submission Fighting Championships in its entirety on the FloGrappling platform. ADCC is one of the world’s premier combat sports events featuring the top internationally-recognized fighters competing for the most distinguished title in grappling. The prestigious event returns to North America again next year and will take place on September 25 & 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Thomas & Mack Center. FloGrappling will bring live and on-demand coverage of the ADCC World Championships for the third consecutive time since 2017 and will now also broadcast all 8 international qualifying events that are scheduled to start in 2020. The ADCC trials will begin in Europe on October 3, 2020 in Ciorescu, Moldova with additional events scheduled in North America and Asia this year. Remaining qualifying events are scheduled take place across the world in 2021. An initial schedule of 2021 ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships is below.
Since it began in 1998, ADCC has been held in 7 countries including the United States, China, United Kingdom and Brazil and has grown to be considered the sport’s most anticipated event drawing thousands of fans who come together to witness the world’s elite grappling athletes compete for the title. In 2019, the 2-day FloGrappling broadcast of the ADCC World Championships accumulated over 22.3 million minutes watched of competition footage, highlights, recaps and interviews, drew in viewers from around the world and generated over 24 million social media impressions and 1 million social media engagements. The quality of ADCC World Championships event series is often credited with the global rise in popularity of grappling. ADCC Champions and top competitors became highly sought commodities for MMA events and soon became stars in major combat sports leagues including UFC in America and Pride and K1 in Japan. Names like Royler Gracie, Mark Kerr, Matt Hughes, Ricardo Arona, Tito Ortiz, Rodrigo “Minotauro”, Dean Lister, Ricco Rodrigues, Ricardo Arona, Matt Lindland, Tom Erickson, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza & Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro just to name a few, had or currently have successful careers in MMA.
2020-2021 ADCC WORLD SUBMISSION FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
*All dates, cities and locations subject to change. Further details forthcoming.
- ADCC European, Middle East & African Trials | October 3, 2020 Ciorescu, Moldova
- ADCC North American East Coast Trials | November 7, 2020 Bayville, New Jersey
- ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials | December 5, 2020 Singapore
- ADCC North American West Coast Trials | 2021 Date TBD Location TBD
- ADCC European, Middle East & African Trials | 2021 Date TBD Location TBD
- ADCC Brazilian Trials | 2021 Date TBD Location TBD
- ADCC Brazilian Trials | 2021 Date TBD Location TBD
- ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials | 2021 Date TBD Location TBD
With the return of ADCC to FloSports, the company’s proprietary software, FloArena, will once again be utilized throughout the entire series. FloArena allows fans to follow the tournament coverage and results through live brackets with real-time scoring updates, text alerts so fans never miss a match, and more. Additionally, with the 2021 ADCC World Championships produced and broadcast by FloSports, the expert editorial and content teams at FloGrappling will develop and produce an all-new original documentary series that will explore the phenomenon of grappling and the incredible stories of the competitors this year and next. More details on this documentary series to be revealed soon.
“Along with my partners at FloSports and our incredibly talented team including Seth Daniels and Shawn Fowler, ADCC 2019 produced a truly world-class event that was unlike anything seen in this sport before,” says Mo Jassim, 2021 ADCC World Championship Event Director. “We have so much planned for ADCC 2021 and it will blow your mind. Vegas, a state of the art venue, high-tech event production, next-level broadcast quality and coverage from FloSports and the biggest grappling athletes in the world… it’s going to be an incredible year and the best event the world grappling community has ever witnessed.”
“We are honored to once again partner with Mo and the ADCC team for the 2021 World Championships,” says Phil Wendler, SVP of Global Rights Acquisition, FloSports. “This is a truly collaborative partnership and we look forward to showcasing not only the best grappling athletes in the world, but also continuing to elevate the profile and coverage of this prestigious and global-spanning event to an even wider audience in 2021. There is so much talent both in front of and behind the camera at ADCC and we look forward to another incredible event.”
Connect all the best live and on-demand grappling competition by becoming a FloGrappling subscriber. Subscribers receive unlimited access to all the elite grappling they want with an annual subscription. The subscription also unlocks premium FloGrappling content including exclusive interviews, replays, analysis, behind-the-scenes access, news as well as archived events and highlights that combat sports fans have come to expect from the FloGrappling platform. FloGrappling subscribers also receive complete access to the entire network of FloSports verticals ranging from wrestling, grassroots motorsports, cycling, football, baseball, softball, bowling and more. Watch all this and more across all your devices by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 20+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports’ mission is to finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv.
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