Is a NEW Invitational Competition organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the sport’s global professional body.
Recognized by the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCASIA) and with the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of athletes to excel at the local and international levels.
The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.
The 2018 King of Mats will bring from a prestigious list of 35 Abu Dhabi World Pro Champions, the top 30 athletes that will fight for The King of Mat Champion Title selected and invited by the UAEJJF, according to their results in the last 10 Abu Dhabi World Pro editions.
The Tournament brings together many of the greatest fighters in history for nostalgic, competitive and entertaining fights in Abu Dhabi and in other cities around the world.
The Inaugural King of Mats - 2018 World Pro Invitational fight card will feature three title bouts:
Each weight division may consist of not more than 10 competitors and not less than 6 competitors. There may be up to two reserves or wild cards (Grand Slams Champions or top UAEJJF ranked fighters) to replace in case of absence of World Pro Champions.