From Brazil to Kazakhstan: UAEJJF events take Jiu-Jitsu to the farthest regions of the world in the 2017/2018 season

South Brazil Regional

The Brazilian gentle art community gathered in stunning São José, in the state of Santa Catarina, on October 28 for a full day of thrilling matches. Hundreds of athletes competed for valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking eyeing the best positions in the 2018 ADWPJJC. The black belt division was the highlight of the day. Here are the champions: Female Brown/Black Belt - 55kg – Sabrina Savi; 70kg – Rubia Rosa; 90kg – Gisele Moreira. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Rilion Gracie 1596pts, 2nd – Ataque Duplo 913pts, AS Team 823pts. Click here for the complete results.

Scotland National Pro

The historic city of Edimburgh welcomed the Jiu-Jitsu crowd on October 28. Hundreds of competitors flocked to the venue to compete for their spot in the UAEJJF ranking. The crowd was treated to great Gi and No-Gi matches in all skill levels and the event once again proved that Jiu-Jitsu is a fan favorite in Europe. The teams results were: 1st – PSLBP Cicero Costha 580pts, 2nd – Checkmat International 580pts, 3rd - Gracie Barra Nottingham 440pts. Click here for the complete results.

Greece National Pro

A city with so much history had another chapter written on October 29. Athens welcomed the Jiu-Jitsu community for a full day of great matches. The run for the valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking is hotter that ever in Europe. The results in the black belt division were: 85kg – Ioannis Kokolaras, 110kg – Eldar Rafigaev. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Gracie Barra Greece 290pts, 2nd – Rio Grappling Club Greece 2620pts, 3rd – Allinace Greece 2120pts. Click here for the complete results.

Italy National Pro

On Novermber 4, the Northern city of Turim hosted another UAEJJF event when hundreds of athletes gathered for a full day of matches. Competitors from all over the continent and beyond came together to fight for the ultimate glory of winning a gold medal. The results in the black belt division were: 69kg – Sergio Calderon; 77kg – Ilke Bulut; 85kg – Luca Anacoreta; 110kg – Eldar Rafigaev. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Aeterna Jiu-Jitsu 1320pts; 2nd – ZR Team Association; 3rd – Roger Gracie Academy 770pts. Click here for the complete results.

Jordan National Pro

Novermber 11 was a very important day for Jiu-Jitsu in Jordan. The city of Amman welcomed the gentle art community for another exciting event in the country. Hundreds of competitors gave their best on the mats to overcome their opponents in search of the first place. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Samy Al Jamal/Fit Jiu-Jitsu 2530pts; 2nd – Team Mirza 2000pts; 3rd – Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club 1350pts. Click here for the complete results.

Cape Town International Pro

A two-day event was everything the Jiu-Jitsu community in South Africa wanted. On December 2-3, the gentle art crowd gathered at the stunning city by the sea to compete for valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Renzo Gracie Academy Cape Town 1510pts; 2nd – Pesfa 895pts; 3rd – Gracie Barra Cape Town 470pts. Click here for the complete results.

Ukraine National Pro

The Ukrainian Jiu-Jitsu community made another show of force on November 25, in beautiful Odessa. Hundreds of athletes of all ages showed up to compete and put their talents to test against tough opponents in a full day of matches. In the black belt division, results were: Open Class – 1st - Igor Silva; 2nd – DJ Jackson, 3rd – Enslave Zavatchi. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – ZR Team Ukraine 2460pts; 2nd – A-Force BJJ 1650pts; 3rd – Southside MMA Academy 1280pts. Click here for the complete results.

Russia National Pro

Russians love to compete. Hundreds of them and joined people from all over the region to showcase their talent on ta full day of insane action in Moscow, on November 5. The crowd present was stunned with the high level of skills on the mats. After all was said and done, the final teams results were: 1st – Ludus Alliance Russia 6880pts; 2nd – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Russia 2130pts; 3rd – Jungle BJJ 1330pts. Click here for the complete results.

Panama National Pro

November 2 was a very special day for Jiu-Jitsu in Central America. Hundreds of athletes gathered at the Justo Arosemena Institute to compete for valuable points in the UAEJJF world ranking. The matches were everything the crowd expected, with athletes of all ages and skill levels pouring their hearts out on the mats. In the black belt division, champions were: 85kg – Valentin Rossi; Open Class (-110kg) – Rene Karamanites. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Leão BJJ Panama 3350pts; 2nd – GF Team Panama 2690pts; 3rd – Mauro Sergio BJJ 1630pts. Click here for the complete results.

Bahrain National Pro

The Middle East is a fertile ground for talented Jiu-Jitsu athletes. On October 27, hundreds of them joined forces at the Bahrain National Stadium for a full day of matches on the mats. The men and women of many different locations in the region feared no opponent and went for the gold medal, giving the crowd present an incredible display of technique and dedication. In the black belt division, champions were: 77kg – Ali Munfaredi; 110kg – Igor Silva; Female Brow/Black 90kg – Larissa Paes. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Alliance Bahrain 2400pts; 2nd – Al Wahda Club Jiu-Jitsu Academy 1380pts; 3rd – Al Jazira Jiu-Jitsu Club 910pts. Click here for the complete results.

Seoul International Pro

Asia was the birthplace of most martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu is one of them. That's why it is only natural for the sport to have such a big following at that part of the world. On November 5, hundreds of athletes gathered to compete for their moment of glory. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Korea BJJ 630pts; 2nd – John Frankl BJJ 560pts; 3rd – Jiu-Jitsu Lab 390pts. Click here for the complete results.

Kazakhstan National Pro

Central Asia is absolutely crazy for Jiu-Jitsu. On December 8-9, the city of Almaty welcomed hundreds of talented competitors for two days of incredible action. The matches were fiercely fought as each athlete wanted to reach the top of their divisions to add valuable points in the UAEJJF ranking. In the teams competition, results were: 1st – Strela Alliance 6140pts; 2nd – Kazakhstan National Team 4690pts; 3rd – National Jiu-jitsu Federation of Tajikistan 1140pts. Click here for the complete results.