Season Kickoff! Abu Dhabi Grand Slam lands in Rio for the opener of another tour of thrills

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The 2022/2023 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour kicks off this weekend (July 29-31, 2022), in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Once again, the best competitors in both the Master and the Professional divisions will gather at the Arena Carioca 1, in the Olympic Park for three days of thrilling matches.

On July 29-31, The Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Pro (AJP) will welcome the elite of the sport for the season opener of the 2022/2023 Tour. Brazil loves Jiu Jitsu and loves the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. The AJP expects packed stands with fans and exciting matches on the mats throughout the three days.

His Excellency Abdulmunam Al Hashemi, Chairman of the AJP, salutes all athletes and Jiu Jitsu fans and wishes good luck to all: “We are proud to offer another season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour to athletes of all nationalities. It is the AJP’s main mission to promote an active lifestyle through Jiu Jitsu and provide the safest and most fair competition environment possible. Let the matches begin.”

Masters Division opens the schedule on July 29, 2022

The best athletes in the world over 30 years old will be in the Arena Carioca 1, on July 29. The competition is open to athletes of all nationalities in the Purple, Brown and Black Belts. Competitors will be divided in four age divisions.

Male

Born in 1992 and before / Master 1 / Purple, Brown, Black

Born in 1986 and before / Master 2 / Purple, Brown, Black

Born in 1981 and before / Master 3 / Purple, Brown, Black

Born in 1976 and before / Master 4 / Purple, Brown, Black

Female

Born in 1992 and before / Master 1 / Purple, Brown, Black

The registration for the event is closed and hundreds of competitors will be in Rio to compete for the glory of becoming an ADGS champion and earn 3000 points in the AJP ranking. The schedule for the event is set. Check times and dates. Click here for more info.

Pre Date Weigh-In

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On Date Weigh-In

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fight Schedule

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Masters – Purple, Brown and Black belts (Men & Women)

Fights start at 10:00 a.m.

Professional Division takes on the mats on July 30-31, 2022

After the Masters, it will be time for the main event as the Professional division enters the mats on Saturday (30) and Sunday(31), also at the Arena Carioca 1. The best men and women in the world will test their skills in two days of thrilling matches. Each gold medal will earn the champions 3000 points and big cash prizes.

The ADGS Rio for the Professional division will feature athletes in the Purple, Brown, and Black Belts. Competitors in the male and female divisions need to pay attention to the times and dates for weigh-ins and competitions. Click here for more info.

Male

Born in 2006 and before / Professional / Purple

Born in 2004 and before / Professional / Brown, Black

Female

Born in 2006 and before / Professional / Purple

Born in 2004 and before / Professional / Brown, Black

Schedule

Pre Date Weigh-In 1 (For divisions that that take place on July 30)

Friday, July 29th, 2022

Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

Pre Date Weigh-In 1 ( For divisions that that take place on July 31)

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

On Date Weigh-Ins

July 30th & 31st, 2022

Arena Carioca 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fight Schedule

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Professional – Purple Belt (Men & Women) 

Professional – Brown Belt (Men)

Fights start at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Professional – Black Belt (Men)

Professional – Brown / Black Belt (Women)

Fights start at 10:00 a.m.

2022/2023 ADGS Season to feature events all over the globe

The new season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam kicks off this July 29-31, 2022 in Rio and then goes on a trip around the world. Eight events are scheduled for the next 11 months, until May, 2023. Jiu Jitsu competitors will have a chance to step on the ADGS mats in Brazil, USA, Japan, Russia, China, Australia, UK and UAE. Click here for more info on each event.


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