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  • Black belt 5th degree Rafael Carino will defend his Abu Dhabi Legends title against black belt 5th degree Alexandre Barauna.
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio de Janeiro takes place at the Carioca Arena on 16, 17 & 18 November. Registration deadline is on 9 November.

Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi Legends Series will return in Rio de Janeiro at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam®, with last year's champion Rafael Carino to face off against Alexandre Barauna at the Carioca Arena. Black belt 5th degree legend of the sport and a former UFC fighter, Carino stole the show at last year's Abu Dhabi Legends Series in Rio de Janeiro when he beat Carlão Barreto with a takedown to win the gold by a 2-0 lead.

Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Rafael Carono said, “It will be a pleasure to fight again on the Abu Dhabi Legends Series, and this time against another very tough guy like Barauna.”

Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Alexandre Barauna said, “I just have to say thanks to the UAEJJF for the opportunity. Now it is my job to train hard and have an excellent fight.”

About Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Rio De Janeiro

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® in Rio De Janeiro will begin at 10:00am until 19:00pm (Rio standard time) on 16, 17 and 18 November at the Carioca Arena.

The tournament is open to all nationalities, the medalists will be listed in the UAEJJF World Ranking and cash prizes of more than $120,000 will be awarded to the top athletes of each division. The top three academies will also receive cash prizes and top ranked competitors will receive prizes at the end of the season according to the UAEJJF World Ranking.

The first-place winner in the respective weight categories of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam will receive 200 points. The second-place winner will receive 160 points and the third-place winner will receive 120 points.


The event will be streamed live on Abu Dhabi Sports in the MENA region, Combate in Brazil and worldwide live stream on FloGrappling.

The event will also be aired on delayed basis on FOX Sports in Asia, Airtel TV, Idea Movies & TV, Jio TV and Tripleplay IPTV in India, Fight Network in Canada, UK, Europe and MENA, Fight Sports in North America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan, Astro in Malaysia, Starhub in Singapore, ABS-CBN Sports in Philippines, Orange TV, IndiHome and MyRepublik in Indonesia, Singtel in Singapore and Australia, Azam Sports in Africa, EB-TV in Asia, TV Asahi in Japan, SFR Sports in France, Dubai Sports and Sharjah Sports in MENA.

Please follow the new social media accounts for more exclusive updates and news – Facebook: @adwjjt, Twitter: @adwjjt, Instagram: @adwjjt


Fight media credentials can be picked up on Friday, 16 November from 9am at the Carioca Arena. Proper personal photo ID is required for credential pick-up.



Pre Date Weigh-Ins 1: Thursday 15th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters

Pre Date Weigh-Ins 2: Friday 16th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters

Pre Date Weigh-Ins 3: Saturday 17th November [17:00pm to 19:00pm]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Blue Belt | Juveniles

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 1: Friday 16th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 2: Saturday 17th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters

On Date Early Weigh-Ins 3: Sunday 18th November [8:30am to 9:30am]
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Blue Belt | Juveniles


DAY1– Friday 16th November | 10:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: White Belt | Purple Belt | Adults & Masters | Male & Female

DAY2– Saturday 17th November | 10:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: Brown Belt | Black Belt | Adults & Masters | Male & Female

DAY3– Sunday 18th November | 10:00am to 19:00pm
Venue: Carioca Arena 1
Belt Category: white Belt | Blue Belt | Black belt 3rdplace | Juveniles, Adults & Masters | Male & Female

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