четверг, 18 мая 2017 г.
The UFC has just announced that they have signed ADCC 2015 champion Davi Ramos. He will be facing another BJJ world champion in Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 106 event in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Max Griffin was originally scheduled to face Moraes but he had to pull out because of an injury.Moraes (11-2-1) is undefeated as a welterweight in the UFC with five wins and one draw.
Ramos (6-1), has 5 submission wins, and has fought in Bellator.
Davi Ramos is one of the top BJJ competitors in the world having won the 2015 ADCC in spectacular fashion, submitting Lucas Lepri with a jumping armbar. He is also a 4x world pro champion and 2x Pan No G champion. He has beaten and submitted much heavier champions such as Jeff Monson and Joao Assis.
In 2011 Davi Ramos broke on the international scene with an amazing performance at the Grapplers Quest championship in Las Vegas where he won the absolute division and his weight class submitting 6 of his 7 opponents and some major stars such as ADCC champs Jeff Monson & Joao Assis.
Ramos has been previously quoted saying MMA is bad for Jiu-Jitsu:
“I am passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. I think all who practice it are passionate about it. It’s very difficult to live from Jiu-Jitsu generated income alone today and have good finances. It’s easier to migrate from the gentle art to MMA, and MMA has higher earning potential. So I see these transitions from big names of gentle art as something initially bad for Jiu-Jitsu, because we lost great athletes”.
More than 7,500 entries from over 100 countries have signed up for the 2017 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in April, organisers.
The ninth staging of the event starting April 10 has been extended to 14 days and will see competitors vie for 360 gold medals and a slice of the Dh3 million prize fund.
Included in the program are three new categories over three full days; a para jiu-jitsu competition, one exclusively for the Armed Forces and Masters division 3 and 4 for competitors over the ages of 35 and 45.
“Starting from April 10 to 23, we will have a variety of activities both on the mat and off it,” Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, chief executive of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said.
“On the mat we expect the level of the competition to be much higher than before and off it we will have a carnival atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy.
“The response last year when we extended the championship for over 10 days was overwhelming and we have planned our programme based on that success this time around.”
The Abu Dhabi World Pro has continued to grow in both stature and numbers. This year will see an increase of over 1,500 entries more than last year while the prize fund has been boosted by Dh500,000.
“This is the most high-profile by far from all the previous editions of the Abu Dhabi World Pro event,” Al Shamsi said.
“For example, since 2013 the numbers have grown on average 32 per cent year-on-year with an overall growth of 596 per cent. In the UAE, we now have over 250 Emiratis competing, which equates to annual growth of 44 per cent.
“We are proud to play a part in motivating aspiring jiu-jitsu players at local and international levels and we are committed to developing the sport across the Emirates.”
The World Pro, to be held at Zayed Sports City’s Ipic Arena, gets underway with a two-day championship for girls followed by a two-day event for boys.
The fifth day is for the para and disabled athletes and the next is exclusively for the Armed Forces. The Masters 3 and 4, and the Legends, followed by the Youth World Championship culminate with the World Pro over the final four days.
Ukraine is known for its strong sportsmen. And it concerns not only swimming and boxing sport branches. This year, Ukrainian fighter Yaroslav Blazko has won the gold medal during the European Jiu-Jitsu Championship. It took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sportsmen really have a great support. Behind each victory there are hard trainings, instructions by coach and also sponsorship. Ukrainian athletes went to the European Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017 with the help of their sponsor, center for human reproduction “BioTexCom”.
“This trip was paid by the BioTexCom. Our sponsor has paid everything from the flight expenses to subsidence allowance”– the athletes commented.
Now Ukrainian athletes prepare for the Abu Dhabi 2017 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. It will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Ukrainian fighters are self-confident and hope to place high.