The UAEJJF Grand Slam World Jiu-Jitsu Tour made its second stop of the 2017-18 season, touching down in Los Angeles on September 23 and 24.
Oct 11, 2017
Rio de Janeiro based Grappling Fight Team, or GFT, has for a long time been one of the top competitions team in jiu jitsu. This weekend they sent a stacked squad to the UAEJJF Los Angeles Grand Slam, led by veteran competitor Vitor Oliveira.
Sep 24, 2017
The 2017 UAEJJF Los Angeles Grand Slam saw some stacked brackets in the women's brown/black belt divisions, with several of last season's top ranked females registered. Los Angeles is the second of five Grand Slam tournaments put on by the UAEJJF this season, with Rio de Janeiro next on the schedule for November 10-12. The end of season top ranked women will win $10,000, with first place at a Grand Slam winning $1,500. Note that in the women's divisions at UAEJJF, brown and black belts compete together.
Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa (Atos) walked away with the gold medal and cash prize in a stacked 94kg black belt division at the Los Angeles Grand Slam on Saturday, but his adversary in the final, Adam Wardzinski (Checkmat), moved into first place in the season points race.
Patrick Gaudio is the man of the moment. After beating two legends of jiu-jitsu in Romulo Barral and Claudio Calasans, the GF Team black belt is riding a high on the competition scene.
Sep 21, 2017
This weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles is the second out of five Grand Slam events scheduled for the 2017-2018 UAEJJF season. With the UAEJJF giving out over $125,000 in cash prizes and up to 200 ranking points for the end of season awards, many top grapplers have registered to compete at the LA Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday.
Long known as the little sister of Rodolfo Vieira, world champion Ana Carolina Vieira is one of jiu-jitsu's brightest up-and-coming stars -- and forging her own legacy in the sport.
Sep 20, 2017
The weekend of September 23rd and 24th brings the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation's (UAEJJF) Los Angeles Grand Slam. This is the second out of five Grand Slams scheduled for the 2017-2018 UAEJJF season and will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Adam Wardzinski boasts a resume littered with victories over legends and new talent alike on the UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour.
Sep 19, 2017
After winning the 2016-17 UAEJJF ranking, Nathiely de Jesus is not setting low expectations for her follow-up act.
Sep 14, 2017
Southern California is well known as a serious hotbed of jiu-jitsu talent, with big teams such as Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu, Atos, Alliance, Checkmat, Gracie Barra, and more all having headquarters there.
Sep 9, 2017