Abu Dhabi Will Host The Jiu-Jitsu World Championship For A Third Consecutive Year

The Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, which will take place in Abu Dhabi for the third year in a row, is expected to draw 2,000 male and female participants from more than 70 nations as Arab News claimed. According to Khaleej Times, the event will take place in the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Zayed Sports City from Oct. 29 to Nov. 8 and is put on by the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF), the sport’s international governing body. The 11-day competition, which will include the greatest athletes from across the world participating in four age divisions (Adult, Under 21, Under 18, and Under 16), is anticipated to draw both male and female talent of all ages.

Mohammed Salem Al-Dhaheri, vice chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) claimed:

The decision of the JJIF to entrust us once more with this prestigious global event demonstrates their unwavering faith in Abu Dhabi’s capabilities to successfully host sports events.

Mohammed Salem Al-Dhaheri via Arab News

Al-Dhaheri stated that the UAE national squad has already begun its preparations, despite the fact that competitors are anticipated to fly into Abu Dhabi from over 70 different nations.

The hosting of this event sees the emirate as a model platform for planning and holding the most important tournaments. The fact that the city will host the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship for a third consecutive edition demonstrates not only this trust but also the success of previous iterations.

Al-Dhaheri has previously stated that Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remain essential to the development of jiu-jitsu on a worldwide scale. He claimed that “We work to strengthen collaboration with other federations as well. We are home to the Asian and International Jiu-Jitsu Federation offices.“

The men’s squad is set to include Faisal Al-Ketbi, Omar Al-Fadhli, Mohammed Al-Omari, Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, Mahdi Al-Awlaki, Khaled Al-Shehhi, and Diab Al-Nuaimi, among others. on the other hand, the women’s team includes Hamda Al-Shukaili, Balqis Al-Hashimi, Shamma Al-Kalbani, Bashayer Al-Matrooshi, Mira Al-Saadi, Amna Al-Hosani, Zamzam Al-Hammadi, and Mahra Mahfouz.

It is also important to note that last year’s Professional Jiu-Jitsu World Championship under the supervision of the UAEJJF was praised by many mixed martial arts betting sites for providing a safe environment to compete during the pandemic, which shows dedication and the efforts of the organization to promote the sport within the region.

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