FloSports Extends Broadcast Partnership to Stream Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

FloSports Extends Broadcast Partnership to Stream Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Championship to Air on FloGrappling.com through June 2022 

AUSTIN, Texas — September 23, 2019 —Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a partnership extension with UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation to provide live and on-demand coverage of all matches from the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship on FloGrappling.com through June 2022. FloSports has partnered with the UAEJJF since 2016 to cover this event and will expand its coverage even further in 2020. This marks the first time that fans can watch the Jiu-Jitsu Festival, Para Jiu-Jitsu, Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship and portions of the Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship along with the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship live.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with the UAEJJF in an effort to continue to develop the sport of Jiu-Jitsu globally and to support their world-class events in Abu Dhabi,” FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition, Phil Wendler said. “FloSports provides year-round event live streams, coverage and content from the biggest and best events on the planet and this partnership enables us to deliver that to fans.”

“The partnership extension with FloSports will further elevate the sport of jiu-jitsu in the UAE, the region and around the world by giving sports fans access to live streams, coverage and content all year round, including some of world-class action from the UAE with the international Pro championships in Fujairah, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship,” Mohammed Hussein Al Marzooqi, UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Director of Marketing and Finance said.

Leading up to the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, FloGrappling will also provide live coverage of four international professional events in the United Arab Emirates which include the following: 

  • Oct. 4 – Fujairah International Championship
  • Oct. 18– Al Ain International Championship
  • Dec. 20 – Dubai International Championship
  • Jan. 10 – Dubai International Championship – No Gi
  • Jan. 31 – Ras Al Khamimah International Championship
  • April 18 – 2020 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Hussein added, “Our partnership with FloSports aligns with the vision of our wise leadership in the UAE, and the efforts of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, in promoting the spread of this sport and its values across the UAE and abroad. Having access to this competitive action online and across multiple channels will keep Jiu-Jitsu front and center in the minds of sports fans. And for our Jiu-Jitsu athletes and the next generation coming through, it is an ideal opportunity to learn more about the sport, from the top talent that is taking part in tournaments.”

To access live and on-demand coverage of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship and other matches, visit FloGrappling.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the event across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and the App Store.

Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.

For more information, visit FloGrappling.com or uaejjf.com.

About FloSports

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20+ sports in the US and abroad.  FloSports offers a growing library of more than 2,000 hours of premium content and owns exclusive broadcast rights to 4,000+ premier events, with over 1M hours, live streamed since inception. The company has more than 250 employees and is based in Austin, TX.

About the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation

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 UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in November 2012 as the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.

The Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE 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.