ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship

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ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship
Competition details
Discipline Submission Grappling
(Wrestling, Sambo, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Luta Livre)
Type Invitational/Qualifier
Organiser ADCC
Director(s) HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan - president, ADCC
H.E. Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan - vice president, ADCC
Divisions
Current weight divisions Men (6)
Women (3)
History
First edition March 20, 21 & 22, 1998 in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Editions 10 (2013)
Most wins Brazil Marcelo Garcia (4)

The ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Championship is a competition involving professional athletes who have been successful at the highest levels of jiu-jitsu, wrestling, judo, sambo, shooto and mixed martial arts. The rules of the event disallow strikes while promoting grappling and submissions.

History[edit]

The competition was created by Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of the former United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, together with his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Nelson Monteiro.

Thousands of Submission grappling tournaments around the world use elements of the ADCC format and rule structure. To date, the great majority of ADCC champions have had experience studying the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, whose rules are the most similar to. However, there have been notable exceptions to this, such as Japanese Sanae Kikuta (Judo/Catch Wrestling), South African Mark Robinson (who was a champion in judo, Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling, Sumo, and power lifting), and American Mark Kerr (Collegiate/Freestyle Wrestling).

ADCC Events[edit]

Year Venue
1998 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
1999 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
2000 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
2001 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
2003 Brazil São Paulo
2005 United States Long Beach
2007 United States Trenton
2009 Spain Barcelona
2011 United Kingdom Nottingham
2013 China Beijing

ADCC Champions[edit]

List of ADCC Champions in Men's Submission Wrestling by Year and Weight[edit]

Year Host 66 kg 77 kg 88 kg 99 kg +99 kg Absolute
1998 United Arab Emirates Brazil Alexander Freitas (1/1) Brazil Renzo Gracie (1/2) Brazil Rodrigo Gracie (1/1) Brazil Mario Sperry (1/2) United States Ricco Rodriguez (1/1) Brazil Mario Sperry (2/2)
1999 United Arab Emirates Brazil Royler Gracie (1/3) Brazil Jean Jacques Machado (1/1) Russia Kareem Barkalaev (1/1) United States Jeff Monson (1/2) United States Mark Kerr (1/3) Brazil Roberto Traven (1/1)
2000 United Arab Emirates Brazil Royler Gracie (2/3) Brazil Renzo Gracie (2/2) Brazil Saulo Ribeiro (1/2) Brazil Ricardo Arona (1/3) United States Mark Kerr (2/3) United States Mark Kerr (3/3)
2001 United Arab Emirates Brazil Royler Gracie (3/3) Brazil Marcio Feitosa (1/1) Japan Sanae Kikuta (1/1) Brazil Ricardo Arona (2/3) South Africa Mark Robinson (1/1) Brazil Ricardo Arona (3/3)
2003 Brazil Brazil Leo Vieira (1/2) Brazil Marcelo Garcia (1/4) Brazil Saulo Ribeiro (2/2) Norway Jon Olav Einemo (1/1) Brazil Márcio Cruz (1/1) United States Dean Lister (1/2)
2005 United States Brazil Leo Vieira (2/2) Brazil Marcelo Garcia (2/4) Brazil Ronaldo Souza (1/1) Brazil Roger Gracie (1/2) United States Jeff Monson (2/2) Brazil Roger Gracie (2/2)
2007 United States Brazil Rani Yahya (1/1) Brazil Marcelo Garcia (3/4) Brazil Demian Maia (1/1) Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro (1/2) Brazil Fabricio Werdum (1/2) United States Robert Drysdale (1/1)
2009 Spain Brazil Rafael Mendes (1/2) Brazil Pablo Popovitch (1/1) Brazil Braulio Estima (1/2) Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro (2/2) Brazil Fabricio Werdum (2/2) Brazil Braulio Estima (2/2)
2011 United Kingdom Brazil Rafael Mendes (2/2) Brazil Marcelo Garcia (4/4) Brazil André Galvão (1/2) United States Dean Lister (2/2) Brazil Vinny Magalhães (1/1) Brazil André Galvão (2/2)
2013 China Brazil Rubens Charles (1/1) Brazil Kron Gracie (1/1) Brazil Romulo Barral (1/1) Brazil João Assis (1/1) Brazil Marcus Almeida (1/1) Brazil Roberto Abreu (1/1)

List of ADCC Champions in Women's Submission Wrestling by Year and Weight[edit]

Year Host 55 kg 60 kg +60 kg (-67kg 2007) +67 kg Absolute
2005 United States Brazil Kyra Gracie (1/3) Brazil Juliana Borges (1/2) Brazil Juliana Borges (2/2)
2007 United States Japan Sayaka Shinoda (1/1) Brazil Kyra Gracie (2/3) Brazil Hannette Staack (1/3) South Africa Penny Thomas (1/1) Brazil Hannette Staack (2/3)
2009 Spain Brazil Luanna Alzuguir (1/1) Brazil Hannette Staack (3/3)
2011 United Kingdom Brazil Kyra Gracie (3/3) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (1/2)
2013 China Brazil Michelle Nicolini (1/1) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (2/2)

List of ADCC Superfight Champions[edit]

Year Host Winner Loser
1999 United Arab Emirates Brazil Mario Sperry (1/2) United States Enson Inoue
2000 United Arab Emirates Brazil Mario Sperry (2/2) Brazil Roberto Traven
2001 United Arab Emirates United States Mark Kerr (1/1) Brazil Mario Sperry
2003 Brazil Brazil Ricardo Arona (1/1) United States Mark Kerr
2005 United States United States Dean Lister (1/1) Brazil Jean Jacques Machado
2007 United States Brazil Roger Gracie (1/1) Norway Jon Olav Einemo
2009 Spain Brazil Ronaldo Souza (1/1) United States Robert Drysdale
2011 United Kingdom Brazil Braulio Estima (1/1) Brazil Ronaldo Souza
2013 China Brazil André Galvão (1/1) Brazil Braulio Estima

List of Master's Superfight Champions[edit]

Year Host Winner Loser
2011 United Kingdom Brazil Mario Sperry (1/2) Brazil Renzo Gracie
2013 China Brazil Mario Sperry (2/2) Brazil Fabio Gurgel

Multiple-Time ADCC Champions[edit]

4 ADCC Championships[edit]

3 ADCC Championships[edit]

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