Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Legend Daisuke Sugie Set To Face Off Vitor Shaolin In Legends Super Match At Aabu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Tokyo On July 29th

Registration deadline for the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Tokyo is on 24thJuly, to register please visit UAEJJ EVENTS

Tokyo, Japan, 18th July, 2018: Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Tokyo will witness the return of the legends series with Japanese black belt legend, Daisuke “Amazon” Sugie who will face off two-time ‘Legends’ champion Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro at the OTA Gymnasium, Tokyo on Sunday 29th July, in the fist leg of the world tour.

Daisuke “Amazon” Sugie, 37, is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt legend representing Carpe Diem team, Sugie is also a veteran MMA fighter with 18 bouts to his name.

“It is an honor for me to represent Japan at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam here in Tokyo. The Legends series in the UAEJJF events is very prestigious and invitational, so to be invited, I am really excited to face Vitor Shaolin, he has achieved everything in Jiu-Jitsu and MMA and it will be a thrilling match no doubt.” Said Daisuke Sugie

Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, 39, has twice appeared at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Legends series. In 2017 Shaolin choked Kenny Florian unconscious, and in 2016 he submitted Daniel Moraes.

“This will be my third time at the Legends series but fist time outside of Abu Dhabi, so that is a new experience, and to do it against one of the best in Japan, Daisuke, it a moment of pride. All I can say is, it will be a special match for sure and I would like to thank the UAEJJF for their first class organization and hospitality.” Vitor Ribeiro

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo® will feature some of the top players in the sport, including Mayssa Caldas, Amal Amjahid, Bianca Basílio, Nathiely Melo, Paulo Miyao, Tiago Bravo, DJ Jackson, Kaynan Duarte, Rudson Matheus, Guttemberg Pereira, João Gabriel Rocha, Gerard Labinski and more who will look into adding points in their UAEJJF ranking and also compete for their share of over US$120,000 in prizes.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in Tokyo will begin at 9:30am until 18:00pm (Tokyo standard time). The pre-date weigh-in will take place from 17:00pm to 19:00pm at OTA Gymnasium, Tokyo; the on-date early weigh-in will take place on the day of the event from 8:30am to 10:00am.

About Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Tokyo

The 2018/2019 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour kicks off July 29, at the OTA Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. The registrations deadline is on 24th July.

Season 4 of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour will be broadcasted live on Abu Dhabi Sports in the UAE & MENA region, Combate in Brazil, FloGrappling worldwide stream, and on delayed basis on FOX Sports in Asia, Fight Network in Canada, Europe and MENA, Astro in Malaysia, Starhub in Singapore, ABS-CBN Sports in Philippines, Orange TV in Indonesia, SCTV in Vietnam, Singtel in Singapore and Australia, SFR Sports in Europe, Super Sport and Azam Sports in Africa, Fight Sports in Caribbean, North America and Europe.

Further details on ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM® JIU-JITSU WORLD TOUR will be announced in coming weeks. Keep up to date with all the latest news by following @ADWJJT on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


Fight media credentials can be picked up on Sunday, 29th July and from 8am at the OTA Gymnasium. Official ID is required for credential pick-up.


Pre Date Weigh-Ins: Saturday 28th July [17:00pm to 19:00pm]

Venue: OTA Gymnasium

On Date Early Weigh-Ins: Sunday 29th July [8:30am to 10:00am]

Venue: OTA Gymnasium

Main EventGi – Sunday 29th July [9:30am to 18:00pm]

Venue: OTA Gymnasium


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