The championship will feature the world’s top submission fighters competing for no-gi grappling’s most distinguished title on Sept. 22-24, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas — April 27, 2017 — FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, today announced a new agreement with the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) to air the ADCC World Championships exclusively on FloGrappling.com. Held every two years, the highly prestigious, submission-only grappling competition will take place in Espoo, Finland, on Sept. 22-24, 2017.
The invite-only event will feature five men’s weight classes with 16 fighters, and two women’s weight classes with eight fighters, respectively. Additionally, there will be open class divisions for both men and women. The men’s open class division champion advances to a super fight in the next event.
This year’s ADCC World Championship super fights will feature:
- Open Weight Title Match: Andre Galvao (defending Super Fight Champion) vs Claudio Calasans (2015 Open Class Champion)
- Masters Super Fight #1: Chael Sonnen vs TBD
- Masters Super Fight #2: Renzo Gracie vs Matt Hughes
Invitations to compete in the ADCC World Championships require one of the following:
- Fighters must have competed in and won the qualifying event in their country.
- Fighters must be a defending champion or super fight champion.
- Fighters received a special invitation based on their outstanding grappling ability or they are a current top mixed martial arts star.
“FloSports is excited to expand our partnership with the ADCC Federation to include production and exclusive distribution of the ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship on FloGrappling.com,” FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition and Subscription Phil Wendler said. “Together with the ADCC, we will present this historic event to the world with unmatched coverage. This includes the use of our FloArena tournament software, giving fans across the globe real-time access to brackets, matchups, submissions and points across every fight.”
“We’re proud to air the ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship on FloGrappling.com, which is the undisputed global leader in live and on-demand coverage of jiu-jitsu,” said Peter Baltaliyski, one of ADCC’s top representatives. “Working with FloSports, we’re confident that we’ll be able to reach more fans than ever and present a superb viewing experience to all of them.”
Live coverage of the ADCC World Championship will include live commentary and score clocks on each stream and competition area, as well as the FloArena live bracketing feature, which will enable fans to follow competitor brackets in real-time.
To access the live stream the ADCC World Championship, users must sign up to become FloPRO subscribers on FloGrappling.com. FloSports content is available on all screens with the launch of the FloSports’ Roku and Apple TV 4 apps.
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