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