The battle continues. That’s what you’ll see in Abu Dhabi. Even after UFC 112 and the World Pro, the emirate still lives and breathes fighting.
On the 26th of this month, the national interscholastic tournament was graced with the presence of Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed and his brother, founder of the ADCC, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed, who crowned the party for the kids broadcast live from start to finish on Abu Dhabi Sport TV. And there’s even an inter-high school olympics marking the launch of school Jiu-Jitsu.
If that were not enough, we had a chat with Soheil Nemri, director of ISEE, the company overseeing Abu Dhabi Fight Championship, an MMA event paying out a 1 million dirham (270,000 dollar) reward to the winner.
On the card are beasts like Marcos Oliveira, Sergei Kharitonov, Jeff Monson and Johan Romming. Two-time absolute champion of the world in Jiu-Jitsu Marcio Pé de Pano was injured and had to be dropped from the card. According to Nemri, there are other excellent bouts to heat things up in the circular cage where the action will be, with various illustrious guests in the audience.
The tournament takes place May 14 in Abu Dhabi and the second installment is already set for September. All signs point to a well-organized event, and that the golden years of MMA in these parts are yet to come. Stay tuned. The season is just getting started.
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