1. Andrew Shines, Pessanha Wins 4th, Al Katheeri Makes History At World Pro

    Andrew Shines, Pessanha Wins 4th, Al Katheeri Makes History At World Pro

    Nov 21, 2022

    Zayed Al Katheeri made history on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first UAE-born athlete to win gold in the black belt pro division at the Abu Dhabi World Pro.
  2. Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Purple Belt Joao Ribeiro The Only US Gold Medalist At 2021 ADWPJJC

    Nov 20, 2021

    Purple belt Joao Ribeiro was the only US representative to take first place in any adult division of this year’s 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The 120 kg champion of GF Team, Ribeiro won five matches — including two submission victories — on his road to gold.
  3. World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    World Pro Finals Recap: Galvao Submits Mathiesen, Becomes Youngest Champ

    Nov 19, 2021

    The 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships came to a close this morning in Abu Dhabi. Eleven of the 12 titlists were Brazilians, including several newly-crowned champions.
  4. World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    World Pro Recap: Galvao Taps Levi; 2 Reigning Champs Headed To 69 kg Final

    Nov 18, 2021

    After an intense round of country qualifiers yesterday at the 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships, the main brackets kicked off today. Some of the best competitors from all around the globe took the stage for a shot at World Pro gold, and thousands of dollars in prizes.
  5. World Pro Recap: Mica Galvao Submits 2 Of 3 In First Black Belt Appearance

    World Pro Recap: Mica Galvao Submits 2 Of 3 In First Black Belt Appearance

    Nov 17, 2021

    The main brackets for the 13th Edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship are now finalized, as each of the country qualifiers have concluded. Many of the Brazilian athletes hoping to represent their country in the main brackets had to fight through deep divings among some of the most reputable opposition in the entire roster just to earn a spot in the World Pro tournament.
  6. Abu Dhabi World Pro Is Back! See Who's In & Who Still Needs To Qualify

    Abu Dhabi World Pro Is Back! See Who's In & Who Still Needs To Qualify

    Nov 11, 2021

    The 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Pro kicks off on Sunday, November 14 in the UAE. A truly international event with significant cash prizes at stake, the World Pro attracts decorated veterans and hopeful up and comers from across the globe. The title of World Pro Champion is one of the most coveted in all of jiu-jitsu; it’s accompanied by prestige, national pride, and thousands of dollars in prize money.
  7. Watch The 2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship on FloGrappling

    Watch The 2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship on FloGrappling

    Sep 29, 2021

    The 2021 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship starts on Nov 14, 2021 and runs until Nov 19, 2021, and you can watch it live or on demand on FloGrappling. Stream or cast from your desktop, mobile or TV.
  8. 12th Annual Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship Returns Nov 17-21

    12th Annual Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship Returns Nov 17-21

    Sep 12, 2020

    The 12th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) 2020 will be held at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Arena from November 17-21.  
  9. How to Watch the 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    How to Watch the 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    Sep 11, 2020

    Here's how to watch the 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship on FloGrappling.
  10. Early Look: The UAEJJF 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo

    Early Look: The UAEJJF 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo

    Jul 10, 2018

    The UAEJJF 2018 Tokyo Grand Slam goes down July 29 and marks the first major event of the UAEJJF’s 2018-19 season.  
  11. Black Belts To Watch At Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London

    Black Belts To Watch At Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London

    Mar 6, 2018

    By Michael Sears  The United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) is holding its fifth and final Grand Slam of the 2017-18 season this weekend in London, the last major event before the World Pro.
  12. Abu Dhabi Invites Every Past Champion For New Mega-Event 'King Of Mats'

    Abu Dhabi Invites Every Past Champion For New Mega-Event 'King Of Mats'

    Feb 7, 2018

    The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is showing respect for its past black belt world champions by inviting them to compete for the title of "King of Mats" at this year's Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
  13. Grand Slam Recap: Young Gun Black Belts Steal The Show In Rio

    Grand Slam Recap: Young Gun Black Belts Steal The Show In Rio

    Nov 12, 2017

    Isaque Bahiense, Hugo Marques, Jose Carlos Lima, and Gerard Labinski were among the young black belts who shone at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro this weekend.
  14. Ana Carolina Vieira: Too Much To Handle

    Ana Carolina Vieira: Too Much To Handle

    Nov 12, 2017

    2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam -70kg brown-black belt champion Ana Carolina Vieira blew through Thamara Silva in the final, winning via armlock in 3.50. 
  15. Legends Superfight Result: Carino vs Barreto

    Legends Superfight Result: Carino vs Barreto

    Nov 12, 2017

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The superfight between old-school black belts Rafael Carino and Carlos Barreto was decided by a single takedown.