Queen of the Mats Heavyweight 4th Edition features Yara Nascimento, Julia Boscher and more!
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The season of new beginnings deserves a fitting ending. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam returns to Abu Dhabi on May 6-8, 2022, for a three-day event that will feature competition for athletes of all ages, nationalities and skill levels. Once again, the best competitors in the world will meet at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena. The weekend will also feature the 4th Edition of the Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats and the 11th Edition of the Abu Dhabi King of Mats.
“The Abu Dhabi Tour is one of the main and the final rounds of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Jiu-Jitsu Tour. It will give 3000 points for the winner of the first place of his/her division. This final tour will also feature the 11th edition of Abu Dhabi King of Mats and the 4th edition of Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats. The event will witness top names in the world of Jiu Jitsu who will travel to Abu Dhabi to win the most wanted titles of Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Pro. AJP are also keen to provide the most competitive tours to elevate the level of Jiu Jitsu champions who will be ready to participate in Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship, in November 2022” said Mr. Tareq Al Baheri, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Pro.
Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats – Heavyweight – 4th Edition
The ladies are back on the mats! After a thrilling lightweight event in Florianópolis, Brazil, in December 2021, the Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats returns to Abu Dhabi for a new installment of the heavyweight division. Once again, six of the best competitors on the planet will fight to the end for a chance to fight for the crown. Let’s know a little bit more about each contender.
Yara Nascimento (Brazil / Al Wahda JJ Club) – At 26 years old, Yara has already reached the top. She is a 4-time Abu Dhabi Grand Slam champion and the only heavyweight in the circuit that has been able to beat ADWPJJC champion and ADQOM heavyweight champion Gabrieli Pessanha.
Julia Boscher (Brazil / Ares BJJ) – Julia is back! After a 2020/2021 season that saw her rise to the top, she took some time off in the past 12 months. A 3-time Abu Dhabi Grand Slam champion, Julia is known for a high paced fighting style that will allow no time to breath for her opponents.
Ingridd Sousa (Brazil / Guigo JJ) – At 27 years old, Ingridd has been incredibly active in the AJP circuit. She is a constant presence in competitions and Brazil and since 2021 has been making her presence known internationally. The 2021 ADWPJJC gold medal in the adult brown/black belt 70kg division is all the proof you need to say Ingridd is a contender to any competition she enters.
Thalyta Silva (Brazil / Vision BJJ) – A new face in the competition circuit, at 22 years old, Thalyta Silva made the headlines in the recent ADGS London, where she won the professional brown/black belt 70kg division. She wants more and she will be a tough opponent to anyone.
Rafaela Bertolot (Brazil / Palm Sports – Team 777) – Rafaela divides her routine between teaching Jiu Jitsu in Abu Dhabi and training to compete against the toughest opponents in the world. She has been a constant presence in the podiums of major AJP competitions and will no doubt be a serious contender for the title.
Rebeca Lima (Brazil / GF Team) – So young and so talented! At 19 years old, Rebeca is in her first year as a brown belt and therefore making her debut in the AJP against the black belts. She made it to second place in the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London and she arrives in Abu Dhabi to write her name in history.
The 4th Edition of the Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats – Heavyweight takes place May 6th, at the Jiu Jitsu Arena. The official weigh-in is scheduled May 6th between 8AM and 10AM. Fights kick off at 5PM.
Find all the information on the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Abu Dhabi and all AJP Events at ajptour.com.