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ADCC – Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship
The Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship – more often referred to as ADCC, or simply Abu Dhabi – is the most prestigious competition in the world of no gi submission grappling. Founded by MMA enthusiast Sheilk Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Nelson Monteiro in 1998, the ADCC’s mandate is to bring grapplers from various disciplines together to compete under rules agreeable to competitors from all styles – through ADCC rules resemble those of Brizilians Jiu Jitsu more closely than those of any other art or sport. And indeed, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners have enjoyed far more success at ADCC than representatives of sambo, judo or wrestling. Asidse from Mark Kerr and Sanae Kikuta, representing wrestling and judo respectively, all ADCC champions have been top Brazilians Jiu Jitsu exponents. This is no doubt due to at least two factors: the undeniable, inherent quality of Brazilain Jiu Jitsu as the premier submission discipline of its era, and the fact that the ADCC is simply not on the radar of active elite wreslting and judo players. Perhaps one day Sheik Tahnoon’s dream of top athletes from every major grappling discipline competing under a common rule set will be fully realized. Until then, it is what is is: A slightly dry but intriguing tournament featuring many of the biggest names in BJJ and MMA.
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