Jiu-Jitsu championship returns to Abu Dhabi


The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (ADWPJJC) will be returning for its 13th edition this year.

The event will take place in the UAE capital's Jiu-Jitsu Arena in November.

"Following the success of the ADWPJJC in April, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation assigned a committee to organize the 13th edition in the last quarter of this year, to provide the world’s best an opportunity to shine in the most prestigious event on the calendar, especially those who were not able to participate in the 12th edition due to travel restrictions," Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF). 

"With the gradual easing of travel restrictions in the coming months, we are optimistic about returning to normal life and welcoming the maximum possible participation in the 13th edition of largest and most prestigious event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar."

The 12th edition of the event saw more than 2,000 athletes from 80 countries compete throughout the four-day championship. 

Despite the last edition being held behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions, thousands of spectators from across the globe tuned in via the competition's digital channels. 

Data from the 12th ADWPJC recorded almost 400,000 views and 67,000 hours of watch time.

This year, The 13th ADWPJJC will also be broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports TV.

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