World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup

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World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup (WPJJC)
Current event or competition:
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2011
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Competition details
Location Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
English name World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup
Discipline Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Type Trials + Open
Organiser Federation International of Jiu-Jitsu Association (FIJJA)
Divisions
Current weight divisions (A)BRO WN AND BLACK BELTS:
65kg, 70kg, 76kg, 82kg, 88kg, 94kg, 100kg, +100kg OPEN;
(B) WHITE AND BLUE BELTS:
63kg, 68kg, 73kg, 78kg, 83kg, 88kg, 93kg, 98kg, +98kg;
(C) FEMALE DIVISION:
Light -63kg, Heavy +63kg.
History
First edition May 1st and 2nd, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Most wins Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (7)

The tournament is being promoted as the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the world. Supported personally by his Highness the Supreme Prince and Commander In Chief of the United Arab Emirates National Army, H. H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the inaugural 2009 tournament had the prize purse of US$111,000.[1] This amount was increased further to US$150,000 in 2010[2] and is planned to increase to US$272,000 (AED 1,000,000) in 2011, which are the largest money prizes in history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.[3]

WPJJC usually takes place at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Complex, in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The tournament is managed by Carlos "Carlão" Santos and draws hundreds of high caliber athletes every year. Participation in the trials is not mandatory; however the winners of the trials have an all expenses (airfare, hotel, meals) paid trip to Abu Dhabi for the tournament.

List Of Champions[edit]

2009-2011[edit]

Year Host 65 kg 74 kg 83 kg 92 kg +92 kg Absolute
2009 United Arab Emirates Brazil Rafael Mendes (1/2) Brazil Michael Langhi (1/1) Brazil Tarsis Humphreys (1/2) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (1/7) Brazil Alexandre Souza (1/1) Brazil Tarsis Humphreys (2/2)
2010 United Arab Emirates Brazil Rafael Mendes (2/2) Brazil Gilbert Burns (1/1) Brazil Claudio Calasans (1/4) Brazil Alexander Ceconi (1/1) Brazil Ricardo Abreu (1/1) Lebanon Fadi Serhal (2/4)
2011 United Arab Emirates Brazil Augusto Mendes (1/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (1/3) Brazil Claudio Calasans (3/4) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (2/7) Brazil Lucio Rodrigues (1/1) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (3/7)

2012-2014[edit]

Year Host 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 82 kg 88 kg 94 kg 100 kg +100 kg Absolute
2012 United Arab Emirates Brazil Fernando Vieira (1/1) Brazil Samuel Canquerino (1/1) Brazil Roberto Satoshi (1/2) Brazil Claudio Calasans (4/4) Brazil André Galvão (1/2) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (4/7) Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro (1/1) Brazil Marcus Almeida (1/4) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (5/7)
2013 United Arab Emirates Brazil Thiago Marquez (1/1) Brazil Augusto Mendes (2/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (2/3) Brazil Marcos Souza (1/1) Brazil André Galvão (2/3) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (6/7) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (1/1) Brazil Rodrigo Cavaca (1/1) Brazil Marcus Almeida (2/4)
2014 United Arab Emirates Brazil João Miyao (1/1) Brazil Leandro Saggiorio (1/1) Brazil Roberto Satoshi (2/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (3/3) Brazil André Galvão (3/3) Brazil Braulio Estima (1/1) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (7/7) Brazil Marcus Almeida (3/4) Brazil Marcus Almeida (4/4)

Nogi World Cup[edit]

Year Host 65 kg 74 kg 83 kg 92 kg +92 kg Absolute
2011 United Arab Emirates Brazil Rafael Mendes (1/1) Brazil Rodrigo Coporael (1/1) Brazil Vinicius Corrales (1/1) United States Rafael Lovato Jr. (1/1) Brazil Alexandre Ribeiro (1/1) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (1/1)

Results[edit]

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2011[edit]

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2010[edit]

[4]

Purple, Brown and Black Belts[edit]

Medal/Prize[2] 1st Gold Medal + $8,000 2nd Silver Medal + $3,000 3rd Bronze Medal + $1,500
Weight Gold Silver Bronze
-65 kg Brazil Rafael Mendes (BRA) Brazil Guilherme Mendes (BRA) Brazil Almiro Barros (BRA)
Japan Kataniwa Katsunori (JPN)
-74 kg Brazil Gilbert Burns (BRA) Brazil Claudio Matos (BRA) Brazil Michel Maia (BRA)
Brazil Celso Vinicius (BRA)
-83 kg Brazil Claudio Calasans (BRA) Brazil Braulio Estima (BRA) Brazil Delson Heleno (BRA)
Brazil Guto Campos (BRA)
-92 kg Brazil Alexandre Ceconi (BRA) Brazil Romulo Barral (BRA) Lebanon Fadi Serhal (LIB)
Brazil Carlos Alexandre (BRA)
+92 kg Brazil Ricardo Abreu (BRA) Brazil Gabriel Vela (BRA) Brazil Luiz Felipe Theodoro (BRA)
Brazil Marcus de Almeida (BRA)
Open Lebanon Fadi Serhal (LIB) Brazil Claudio Calasans (BRA) Brazil Alexandre Souza (BRA)
Brazil Gabriel Vela (BRA)

Open Weight Champion received an additional $12,000 bonus.

White and Blue Belts[edit]

Medal/Prize 1st Gold Medal + $3,000 2nd Silver Medal + $1,500 3rd Bronze Medal
Weight Gold Silver Bronze
-63 kg United Arab Emirates Tareek Alkutbi (UAE) United Arab Emirates Ahmed Gloum (UAE) New Zealand Raymond Lee Massa (NZL)
Jordan Ghaleb Odeh Ahmad (JOR)
-68 kg Brazil Matheus Luckmann (BRA) United States Jacob Sandoval (USA) United Arab Emirates Talib Saleh (UAE)
United States Kevin Mahecha (USA)
-73 kg United Kingdom Daniel Agard (UK) Sweden Daniel Svensson (SWE) United States Issa Able (USA)
Japan Takatoshi Matsumoto (JPN)
-78 kg Jordan Khlaed Abdulkareem (JOR) Guam Jon Tuck (GUM) Jordan Zaid Jarandoka (JOR)
Iraq Mario Marwan Kamal (IRQ)
-83 kg Australia Kit Dale (AUS) United Arab Emirates Gustavo Silvestro (UAE) South Africa Faisal Alsouqi (ZAF)
Jordan Wesley Charles (JOR)
-88 kg Poland Krysztof Saganowsk (POL) United Arab Emirates Majid Alnaqbi (UAE) Jordan Tamer Sameer (JOR)
Jordan Sami Mohamed (JOR)
-93 kg United Arab Emirates Faisal Alkutbi (UAE) Brazil Celso Frabetti (BRA) Norway Brandon ROPATI (NZ)
New Zealand Ghaleb Odeh Ahmad (NZ)
-98 kg United Arab Emirates Yahia Mansoor (UAE) Brazil Marcelo Tarso (BRA) United Arab Emirates Tarek Matar (UAE)
United States Orlando Sanches (USA)
+98 kg Japan Hideki Sekine (JPN) United States Willie Leonard (USA) United Arab Emirates Mohammad Almenhali (UAE)
Canada Alex Emond (CAN)
Open Light Guam Jon Tuck (GUM) United Arab Emirates Mohammed Naser (UAE) Bahrain Ali Monfaradi (BHR)
Kuwait Ahmad (KWT)
Open Heavy United Arab Emirates Faisal Al Kutbi (UAE) Egypt Tarek Mattar (EGY) United Arab Emirates Ali Mehali (UAE)
Japan Hideki Sekine (JPN)

Female[edit]

Medal/Prize 1st Gold Medal + $4,000 2nd Silver Medal + $2,000 3rd Bronze Medal
Weight Gold Silver Bronze
-63 kg Brazil Luanna Alzuguir (BRA) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (BRA) United States Hillary Williams (USA)
Brazil Juliana Holanda (BRA)
+63 kg Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (BRA) Brazil Luzia Fernandes (BRA) Brazil Cassuza Fornari (BRA)
Brazil Rosangela Conceição (BRA)

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2009[edit]

This is inaugural event.[5]

Purple, Brown and Black Belts[edit]
Medal/Prize 1st Gold Medal + $7,000 2nd Silver Medal + $3,000 3rd Bronze Medal + $1,000
Weight Gold Silver Bronze
-65 kg Brazil RAFAEL MENDES (BRA) United States RUBENS CHARLES MACIEL (USA) United Arab Emirates TIEGO FERNANDES (UAE)
United States RENATO TAVARES (USA)
-75 kg Brazil MICHAEL LANGHI (BRA) United States MARCELO GARCIA (BRA) Brazil MICHEL MAIA (BRA)
Brazil CLAUDIO CALASANS (BRA)
-85 kg Brazil TARSIS HUMPHREYS (BRA) United Kingdom VICTOR ESTIMA (UK) United Arab Emirates PAULO RICARDO RODRIGUES (UAE)
Brazil ZUMBI LARARA (BRA)
-95 kg Brazil ANTONIO PEINADO (BRA) Lebanon FADI SERHAL (LEB) United Kingdom LUCIO RODRIGUES (UK)
Brazil BRAULIO ESTIMA (BRA)
+95 kg Brazil ALEXANDRE DE SOUZA (BRA) Brazil GABRIEL VELLA (BRA) Brazil LUCAS SACHS (BRA)
Portugal BENTO RIBEIRO (POR)
Open Brazil TARSIS HUMPREYS (BRA) Brazil BRAULIO ESTIMA (BRA) United States MARCELO GARCIA (USA)
Brazil GABRIEL VELLA (BRA)
White and Blue Belts[edit]
Medal/Prize 1st Gold Medal + $2,500 2nd Silver Medal + $1,000 3rd Bronze Medal
Weight Gold Silver Bronze
-63 kg United Arab Emirates TAREQ AL KITBI (UAE) United Arab Emirates AHMED SAEED AL NUAIMI (UAE) United Arab Emirates AHMED GHULOUM AL MAZAM (UAE)
United Arab Emirates YASER MOHAMED AL QUBAISI (UAE)
-68 kg United States PEDRO TORRES (USA) United Arab Emirates MOHAMED AL QUBAISI (UAE) United Arab Emirates KHALIFA AL SHAMSI (UAE)
United Arab Emirates TALIB SALEH ALKIRBI (UAE)
-73 kg Brazil VICTOR SILVEIRA SANTOS (BRA) Brazil GABRIEL TAYEH (BRA) Spain DAVID ARANDA (ESP)
Bahrain ALI MONFARADI (BHR)
-78 kg Brazil MIGUEL ANKA (BRA) United Arab Emirates MAJED ABDULLAH AL NAQBI (UAE) Jordan SAAD QWEDER (JOR)
United Arab Emirates ALI AHMED AL MENHALI (UAE)
-83 kg Brazil JADER CABRA (BRA) Bahrain AHMED SHABEEB (BHR) Jordan TAMER SAMIR (JOR)
Egypt HATTEM MATTAR (EGY)
-88 kg United Arab Emirates FAISAL FAHAD AL KITBI (UAE) Romania LIFEI VALI (ROM) Jordan YAZAN JANEB (JOR)
Brazil FELIPE LEAL (BRA)
-93 kg Australia STEFENN KRIEG (AUS) Slovenia JAROSLAV FEDROSISIN (SLO) Russia HAKIM SHOMIRZOEV (RUS)
United Arab Emirates ABDULLA RASHED AL KITBI (UAE)
-98 kg United Arab Emirates YAHYA MANSOOR (UAE) Egypt TAREK MATTAR (EGY) Kuwait FAWZAN AL SABEJ (KUW)
United Arab Emirates MOHAMMED SALEH AL MINHALI (UAE)
+98 kg United Arab Emirates EID REEHAN OBAID (UAE) United States DANIAL McCormick (USA) The Bahamas ALEX MALDENADO (BAH)
Japan HIDEKI SEKINE (JPN)
Open Light United Arab Emirates MOHAMED AL QUBAISI (UAE) Brazil GABRIEL THAYE (BRA) United Arab Emirates TAREK AL KITBI (UAE)
Russia ZELIM KHAN (RUS)
Open Heavy United States DANIEL COLMICK (USA) United Arab Emirates FAISAL AL KITBI (UAE) United Arab Emirates YAHYA AL MANSOOR (UAE)
Canada RODRIGO MUNDURUCA (CAN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Press Conference Highlights
  2. ^ a b World Professional Jiu-jitsu Cup 2010, Official Website
  3. ^ "Welcome to the UAEJJ". Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  4. ^ "World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2010 - Abu Dhabi", On the Mat, Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  5. ^ "2009 World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup FULL RESULTS", Emirates Jiu-Jitsu, Retrieved 2010-08-22.