Sign-ups for the Abu Dhabi World Pro tryouts in Las Vegas end January 27, however, anyone to sign up by the 18th will get a discount. A number of top fighters have already secured places for themselves at the Las Vegas Sports Center, like black belt Antonio Braga Neto. And event organizer Fernando Paradeda confirmed that there’s another stalwart submission artist to enter the mix:
“We’re going full blast over here and folks are signing up, so many that some of the divisions are almost out of berths. Among those signed up is Kron Gracie. Kron is one of the standouts to see action here,” he says.
Paradeda is also organizing the tryouts in Gramado, Brazil, to kick off March 19, and in San Diego, on March 6, with registration beginning on February 1. The three events produced by the black belt have a number of differences setting them apart from the other tryouts: they will include No-Gi disputes, a kids tournament, and a tournament for the master and senior competitors. In all, thirteen champions from each qualifying event will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the main event in Abu Dhabi, not to mention the prize money. In all, each qualifier will pay a total of $80,000 in prizes to participants. The events will also be broadcast live. Sign up now!
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