The IBJJF World Championship has only just finished, and we’re already looking at a summer full of fights that will be so exciting you can’t miss them! Have a look at what’s coming up!
June 24th – EBI 16 The Female Bantamweights
EBI launches their second all-female tournament with EBI 16 in San Diego, California. In this 61kg/135lbs division, we see names such as Bia Mesquita, Raquel Canuto, Amanda Alequin and Bianca Basilio. The poster still features Finland’s Elvira Karppinen, who got famous after she beat Mackenzie Dern at the ADCC World Championhip. However, due to an injury we will not be seeing her this time unfortunately.
Being a submission-only format, we are confident we’ll see a lot of action from all women. For a full introduction of the card, check out this blog by BJJ Heroes. You can buy tickets here, or if you want to watch online; the event will be live on UFC Fight pass.
July 14th – Polaris 7: Samantha Cook x Venla Luukkonen
Polaris 7 July 14th indigo at The O2 Doors open 16:00 Match Announcement! Two of the absolute best jiu jitsu practitioners in Europe, Sam Cook and Venla Luukkonen kick off our inaugural Ladies Over 55kg no gi tournament. Venla is a multiple time world and European champion and Sam Cook is fresh off a medal from her black belt debut at the Worlds in June. Will it be Finland or England who proceeds to the next round of our tournament? Find out on July 14. Do not miss your chance to watch pro jiu jitsu live and in person, tickets are on sale now, link in bio…
More no-gi action at Polaris 7 in London! Samantha Cook will face Venla Luukkonen in the +55kg women’s no-gi division. Samantha has made a name for herself in no-gi, when she won the ADCC European trials in 2017.
July 29th – UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo
@adwjjt @uaejjf @adeps_officiel @kingzkimonos @kingzeurope @panathlonwalloniebruxelles @play4peace @usembassybelgium #censacademy ☇☇ @amalamjahid is in for Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo Tour ! #1 in Europe @uaejjf world ranking 2017 – 2018 🥇London Tour 2018 🥉Abu Dhabi Tour 2018 Less than 7 weeks for the opener tour of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu World Tour! Are you in ?
The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tour starts in Tokyo. The biggest cash prize is €1500,- for the female brown/black belt winner, for each category.
Well-known names in the registrations so far feature new black belt and berimbolo-wonder Mayssa Bastos, most-feared brown belt Amal Amjahid and UAEJJF World Pro finalist Livia Gluchowska, as well as still to-be completed registrations from Nathiely de Jesus, Bianca Basilio and Larissa Paes.
For sure, more registrations will follow as the event gets closer! You’ll be able to follow the event live on Flograppling.