picture of Abu Dhabi 2017 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Apr 18-22, 2017

The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017 is one of the most prestigious jiu-jitsu events in the world, drawing competitors from across the planet to compete in a 6-day tournament.

  1. How Can The USA Become #1 Jiu-Jitsu Power In The World?

    How Can The USA Become #1 Jiu-Jitsu Power In The World?

    Apr 26, 2017

    Gianni Grippo writes for FloGrappling about how the U.S.A. could become #1 in the world in jiu-jitsu. 
  2. World Pro 2017 Analysis: Black & Brown Belt Medals Broken Down By Country

    World Pro 2017 Analysis: Black & Brown Belt Medals Broken Down By Country

    Apr 24, 2017

    The changes introduced at the 2017 World Pro meant that countries were limited to only two competitors in the same weight division. This meant that the podiums looked very different to other tournaments around the world, which are usually dominated by Brazilian athletes in first, second and third place. 
  3. World Pro 2017: Finalists and Division Winners

    World Pro 2017: Finalists and Division Winners

    Apr 21, 2017

    Here is the complete list of finalists for the male black belt divisions and female brown / black belt divisions, plus winners of divisions where champions have already been decided. The finals of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship go down from 11:00 AM local time on Saturday April 22.
  4. With Guaranteed Silver Medal Jose Junior Wins UAEJJF Ranking Prize Of $25k

    With Guaranteed Silver Medal Jose Junior Wins UAEJJF Ranking Prize Of $25k

    Apr 21, 2017

    Abu Dhabi -- By advancing through to the final of the 110kg division Jose Junior confirmed the $25,000 end of season prize in the UAEJJF rankings. 
  5. BREAKING: Mackenzie Dern Out Of Abu Dhabi World Pro 2017

    BREAKING: Mackenzie Dern Out Of Abu Dhabi World Pro 2017

    Apr 21, 2017

    Abu Dhabi -- breaking news from the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is that Mackenzie Dern is out of the tournament. 
  6. World Pro Country Qualifier Black Belt Update: Who Made It Through

    World Pro Country Qualifier Black Belt Update: Who Made It Through

    Apr 20, 2017

    The black belts went up today at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-JItsu Championships. Today (Thursday April 20) saw athletes compete in the World Pro Country Qualifier brackets for the chance to represent their nation in the main bracket on Friday. 
  7. The Erosion of Brazilian Dominance: World Pro Medals By Country

    The Erosion of Brazilian Dominance: World Pro Medals By Country

    Apr 19, 2017

    Two days into the Abu Dhabi 2017 World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships and the results for the blue and purple belts are in. 
  8. Breaking News: Leandro Lo Out Of World Pro!

    Breaking News: Leandro Lo Out Of World Pro!

    Apr 18, 2017

    Bad news from Abu Dhabi -- returning World Pro champion Leandro Lo is out of the tournament and unable to compete.
  9. World Pro Performances Show UAEJJ Younger Athletes Continue To Improve

    World Pro Performances Show UAEJJ Younger Athletes Continue To Improve

    Apr 18, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates' long-term investment into the development of jiu-jitsu in the country is paying off.
  10. A List Of All Brazilian Black Belts Qualified For World Pro

    A List Of All Brazilian Black Belts Qualified For World Pro

    Apr 18, 2017

    The way athletes qualify to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Pro has changed. New for 2017 is the announcement that only two athletes from the same country will be eligible to compete in the main bracket.