Groups set for Queen of Mats; final week to register for ADGS Abu Dhabi

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The registration period for the Abu Dhabi GranD Slam Tour Abu Dhabi is in its final week. The deadline is January 9, but the event is expected to reach full capacity even before that date. Athletes from all over the planet are coming to the UAE to test their skills and compete at the highest level.

The adult male black belt division and the adult female brown/black belt division has several big names confirmed to compete, a guarantee that the crowd on the stands of the Mubadala Arena and those watching around the globe will not be disappointed with the show.

As the race to be on the top of the annual AJP ranking gets tougher and tougher, the ADGS Abu Dhabi is one of the final opportunities for competitors to add points to their campaigns in the 2019/2020 season.

Mayssa Bastos, Elina Moestan, Ariadne Oliveira, Hope Douglass, Charlotte Von Baumgarten, Thamara Silva, Samantha Cook, Gabrieli Pessanha and Kendall Reusing are some of the stars in the female brown/black belt division.

Bebeto Oliveira, Kalel Santos, Hiago George, Diego Batista, Gabriel Sousa, Isaac Doederlein, Diego Ramalho, Natan Chueng, Max Lindblad, Adam Wardzinski, Jackson Sousa are a certainty that the adult black belt division will be thrilling from beginning to end.

Click here to register to compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Abu Dhabi, scheduled January 16-18, at the Mubadala Arena, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The 2020 ADGS Abu Dhabi will also feature a groundbreaking event for Jiu-Jitsu fans. The inaugural heavyweight bracket in the Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats series is scheduled for January 17, featuring six of the most accomplished competitors between 70kg and 95kg. Nathiely de Jesus, Gabrieli Pessanha, Thamara Silva, Samantha Cook, Martina Gramenius and Kendall Reusing form the international roster of aces aiming for the right to be called the heavyweight Queen of Mats. The AJP has released the groups for the competition. They are:


Gabrieli Pessanha

Thamara Silva

Martina Gramenius


Nathiely de Jesus

Samantha Cook

Kendall Reusing

The ADQOM rules state that athletes will compete within their groups in three rounds and the two best in each group will advance to the semifinals. The event is complete with a third place match and the final for the crown.

Follow all the latest news on the AJP Tour on Instagram at @ajptour and @jjwplus. Be a part of the show by posting your experiences on social media using the hashtags #abudhabigrandslam, #adgsad and #ajptour.

[Source: PR.]

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