10 great matches across 10 years of Abu Dhabi World Pro

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Vieira contra Bráulio Estima no World Pro. Foto: Ivan Trindade

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Bráulio Estima in 2009. Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

In 2008, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan okayed what would become one of the biggest events of BJJ worldwide. The Abu Dhabi World Pro was born with the promise of awarding good sums of money to the best athletes of our sport.

In this decade of electrifying matches, Graciemag closely followed the birth of legends, like when a brown-belt Rodolfo Vieira became known as the “black-belt hunter.”

Below you can see a collection of ten fights that stuck with our team, featuring some of the very best fighters we’ve ever seen.

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Braulio Estima

Lucio Lagarto vs. Marcus Buchecha

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Rafa Mendes

Braulio Estima vs. Fabio Gurgel

Marcelinho Garcia vs. Victor Estima

Mackenzie Dern vs. Gabi Garcia

Marcio André vs. Paulo Miyao

Beatriz Mesquita vs. Tammi Musumeci

Felipe Preguiça vs. Xande Ribeiro

Erberth Santos vs. Max Gimenis

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