Jiu-Jitsu Legends Set To Go Head-to-Head at the 2017 WPJJC, Abu Dhabi

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3/29/17 11:43:10PM
Ten icons of the sport to showdown including Kenny Florian, Wellington “Megaton” Dias and Marcio Cruz

Matches span over Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions

The 9th championship takes place from 10th-23rd April at IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

Just over 2 weeks left to register for World Professional Championship runs which 18th-22nd April 2017




Ten icons of the sport to showdown including Kenny Florian, Wellington “Megaton” Dias and Marcio Cruz
Matches span over Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions
The 9th championship takes place from 10th-23rd April at IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Just over 2 weeks left to register for World Professional Championship runs which 18th-22nd April 2017


The ninth annual Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes legends of the sport for the second year running, in what is set to be an epic showdown on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

Ten Jiu-Jitsu icons, both current and retired, will battle it out on the mat for five gold belts in the ultimate clash of talent.

The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is proud to announce fights between Bantamweight legends Wellington “Megaton” Dias (USA) and Helio “Soneca” Moreira (Brazil); Lightweight legends Alexandre “Soca” Freitas and Baret Yoshida (HAW); Welterweight legends Kenny Florian (USA) and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro; Middleweight legends Amaury Bitetti (BRA) and Roberto “Spider” Traven (USA); and Heavyweight legends Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz (BRA) and Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga (BRA).

Fighting in the brand-new Bantamweight division of the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship is Wellington “Megaton” Dias from the USA, who has been a star of the sport for over two decades. Megaton, known for his takedown slams that are so loud they resemble a megaton bomb, is the only Jiu-Jitsu fighter to have competed in all first 16 editions of the World BJJ Championships as a black belt (from 1996 until 2011), having reached the podium on 4 occasions.


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