The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship is one of the biggest, most prestigious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the world. In this third annual event, it already boasts the largest cash prizes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament history.
Only in Abu Dhabi is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu considered a professional sport. Supported by the Abu Dhabi government, the championship will be held in the Abu Dhabi capital this April.
The top prize for qualifiers in the Abu Dhabi World Pro trials is an expenses paid trip to compete for the world title in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
This year, there are 18 qualifying trials spread across six continents. The Canadian trials are being held in Montreal, February 26.
The organizer of Montreal’s Abu Dhabi Pro trial is Fabio Holanda. Last year’s event held “about 500 competitors,” but this year, says Holanda, “it will be two-times bigger.”
The competition is open to anyone of any nationality. At the end of the day, 13 all expenses paid trips to Abu Dhabi will be doled out along with a $5000 cash prize.
Competitors register the day before competition during weigh-ins. The tournament costs 90$ to compete and weigh-ins are without gi. Abu Dhabi Pro Montreal is being held at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Spectators are welcome.