ABU DHABI: Total prize money of $800,000 is at stake for the winners of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, the governing body for the sport in the country, has announced.
The six-day martial arts showcase will bring more than 4,000 athletes from over 90 countries together in youth, adults and masters’ categories in different belts divisions.
Under the adult category, the brown belt winners will win cash prizes of $6,000, $3,000 and $1,500 for the first three positions, while the black belt winners will get $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 for the same.
For the male master 1 category, under which only black belter holders aged above 30 are allowed to compete, the prize money is divided between $6,000, $3,000.00 and $1,500 for the first three winners. The fighters competing under the female adult category will be taking to their mats aiming for $6,000, $3,000 and $ 1,500 cash prizes fixed for the first three ranks.
Mohammed Salem Al-Dhaheri, the federation vice president, said: “The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has fixed AED 3 million in prize money for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. This shows our commitment to ensure that our jiu-jitsu talents are rewarded in the way they deserve. We are duty bound to do everything within our limits to develop the sporting skills of our youth and our community.”