The biggest stars of international jiu-jitsu are returning to the sport’s most coveted hub on the planet, the capital of jiu-jitsu, Abu Dhabi.
The final leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour 2022-2023 (ADGS - Abu Dhabi) will take place from May 5-7 at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City.
The championship, considered one of the most significant events in the global jiu-jitsu calendar, boasts impressive prizes totaling $1,525,000 for the first-place holders of the season.
The ADGS will make its final stop of the season in the UAE capital after visiting Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Sydney, and London.
The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) and Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Pro (AJP) are jointly organising the event, which is open to male and female players from various clubs and academies worldwide. The championship will have kids and youth categories taking to mats on the first day, masters on the second day, and professionals on the third day.
Among the most popular athletes, Lucas Protásio and Julia Alves, leaders of the 2021-2022 ranking, have already secured their spots at the event. Aiming to repeat their feat in the 2022-2023 season, they will have to overcome other heavy hitters who have their eyes on the prize, such as Yuri Hendrex, Zayed Alkatheeri, Alexa Yanes, Rose el Sharouni, Catriel Oliveira, Uanderson Ferreira, Thiago Macedo, Hiago George, Ingridd Alves, Leonardo Mario, Renato Cardoso, and Yatan Bueno.