Five legends fights added to Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The ninth annual Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes legends of the sport for the second year running, in what is set to be an epic showdown on … Read more

Royal vision that led to growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Abu Dhabi and the World

A seven-month process hosted over six continents to qualify for the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Abu Dhabi next month ended last week in Gramado, Brazil.

San Diego was one of the host cities to the trials not that long ago. That the southern California city is one of the host sites is entirely fitting. It was there, while watching an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view telecast almost two decades ago, that Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed conceived the idea that changed the landscape of grappling arts forever.

Contemplating the UFC-Abu Dhabi connection with Kevin Iole


MMA insider and Yahoo MMA aficionado, Kevin Iole, sheds some light on the advantages of selling 10% of the UFC to the UAE. He “guesstimates” what the purchase price was and also gives an estimate on the UAE’s net worth.

April’s UFC 112 headlined by B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar is expected to take place in Abu Dhabi. However, no one seems to think this land that apparently flows with milk and honey can come up with a suitable venue.

Read moreContemplating the UFC-Abu Dhabi connection with Kevin Iole

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