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

CWFC Fight Night 8: Bielkheden vs. Mason

TWO experienced welterweights will collide when Cage Warriors returns to the Middle East on Saturday, May 11, 2013. David Bielkheden will take on Jack Mason on the main card at CWFC Fight Night 8, which is set to take place in Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The pair, who have clocked up over 60 professional … 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.

Bob “The Beast” Sapp takes on Stav “Crazy Bear” Economou at Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship Round 3 on March 11

Super heavyweight Bob “The Beast” Sapp will return to action on Friday, March 11, against Stav “Crazy Bear Economou in the United Arab Emirates.

Trouble in Abu Dhabi

According to an MSNBC report, Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, 41, has died in a glider crash in Morocco. He was the younger brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, who is also president of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Ahmed was the managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest … Read more

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.

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