23-24th SEPTEMBER

ESPOO METRO AREENA FINLAND
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ADCC World Championships is a grappling tournament developed by HH Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and it is organized 12th time this year. This time the tournament is held in Finland the first time.

The goal of the competition is to create common format for different grappling martial arts competitors (wrestling, judo, jiu-jitsu, MMA, etc) which allows each martial art’s strengths to be used on even ruleset and to see which ones will reign supreme.

Those who succeed in the tournament are awarded with fame and glory and also substantial prize money. ADCC World Championships has gathered great amount of the Worlds top grapplers througout the whole history of the competition.

World Championships are held every second year and they travel across the globe. To earn a spot at the World Championships a fighter has to win regional championships of his/her continent which act as trials tournaments. Along the winners of these trials tournaments competes some of the very best grapplers and fighters who have received the special invitations reserved for only the best of the best.

Men have 5 weight classes with 16 fighters in each class. Women have two weight classes with 8 spots in each. There is also open weight category and three superfights fought during the tournament.

First two superfights introduces some real legends of the sport. First superfight is fought between a pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA and two time ADCC champion Renzo Gracie and ADCC champion (2001) Pancrace champion (Light heavyweight) Sanae Kikuta.

In the second fight we will see two martial art legends facing each other under grappling ruleset. Former All-American wrestler and UFC title contender Chael Sonnen meets two-time ADCC World Champion (2003 &2005) Leo Viera. This should be a real clash of styles, pitting wrestling against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

On the third superfight we will see a multiple-time ADCC champion and a superfight champion Andre Galvao who faces the winner of 2015 world championships open weight winner Claudio Calasans. Winner of this fight will face this years open weight winner in a superfight at 2019 World Championsips.

Finland has been represented in the tournament since the first editions of the competition.

On this his years edition we have winners of 2016 European Championships Tero Pyylampi (men -76,9kg) and Jesse Urholin (men -87,9kg), also Venla Luukkonen (women 60+kg), former BJJ World Champion, Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen 6 times ADCC European Champion and BJJ World Champion and Elviira karppinen ADCC European Champion received an invitation from ADCC organization.

ADCC is well known and highly respected in the world of combat sports and the World Championships in this coming September will enjoy great international intrest.

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ADCC World Championships on Yhdistyneiden Arabiemiirikuntien sheikki Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyanin luoma kamppailuturnaus, joka järjestetään vuonna tänä vuonna 12. kerran ja historiallisesti ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa.

Kilpailun tarkoitus on ollut luoda eri kamppailulajien (paini, judo, brasilialainen ju-jutsu, vapaaottelu) edustajille yhteinen kilpailuformaatti, jonka mahdollistaa kunkin lajin vahvuuksien hyödyntämisen ja keskinäisen paremmuuden selvittämisen.

Kilpailussa menestyneille on luvassa paitsi mainetta ja kunniaa, myös huomattavat rahapalkinnot. ADCC MM-kilpailut ovatkin koko historiansa ajan keränneet kilpailuihin suuren joukon maailman huippukamppailijoita.

MM-kilpailut järjestetään joka toinen vuosi ja ne kiertävät ympäri maailmaa. MM-kilpailuihin pääsee mukaan voittamalla vuosittain järjestettävät maanosien mestaruuskilpailut, jotka toimiva samalla MM-kilpailujen karsintakilpailuina.
Karsintakilpailujen lisäksi MM-kilpailuihin kutsutaan mukaan ns. villillä kortilla maailman parhaita kamppailijoita.

Miesten sarjassa painoluokkia on viisi, ja kuhunkin pääsee mukaan 16 ottelijaa.
Naisten sarjassa painoluokkia on kaksi, ja kuhunkin painoluokkaan pääsee 8 ottelijaa.

Painoluokittain ratkottavien maailmanmestaruuksien lisäksi kilpailuissa otellaan kolme erityistä superfight-ottelua.

Kahdessa ensimmäisessä superfightissa nähdään todellisia kamppailulajien legendoja.
Ensimmäisessä superfight-ottelussa kohtaavat brasilialaisen ju-jutsun pioneeri ja kaksinkertainen ADCC-mestari Renzo Gracie ja vapaaottelun moninkertainen UFC-mestari Matt Hughes.
Toisessa ottelussa vastakkain asettuvat entinen UFC mestari Frank Mir ja entinen UFC-mestaruushaastaja Chael Sonnen.

Kolmannessa superfight-ottelussa nähdään moninkertainen ADCC-mestari ja superfight-voittaja Andre Galvao, joka kohtaa vuoden 2015 ADCC MM-kilpailujen avoimen sarjan mestari Claudio Calasansin.
Tämän ottelun voittaja kuittaa voitostaan 40 000 dollarin palkinnon, ja puolustaa superfight-voittoaan jälleen 2019 MM-kilpailuissa tämän vuoden avoimen painoluokan mestaria vastaan.

Suomalaisia kamppailijoita turnauksessa on ollut mukana lähes alusta asti.
Vuoden 2017 MM-kilpailuihin tiensä ovat selvittäneet vuoden 2016 EM-kilpailujen voittajat Tero Pyylampi ja Jesse Urholin.

ADCC on kamppailumaailmassa hyvin arvostettu organisaatio, ja syyskuussa Suomessa järjestettävä MM-lopputurnaus tulee olemaan suuren kansainvälisen kiinnostuksen kohteena.

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Female Categories

Women -60kg
  1. Mackenzie Dern (USA) – ADCC 2015 winner
  2. Bianca Basílio (Brazil) – South American Trial winner
  3. Rikako Yuasa (Japan) – Asian Trial winner
  4. Ffion Davies (Great Britain) – European Trial winner
  5. Michelle Nicolini (Brazil) – Invited
  6. Beatriz Mesquita (Brazil) – Invited
  7. Talita Alencar (Brazil) – Invited
  8. Elvira Karppinen (Finland) – Invited
Women +60kg
  1. Talita Treta (Brazil) – South American Trial winner
  2. Tara White (USA) – North American Trial winner
  3. Samantha Cook (Great Britain) – European Trial winner
  4. Gabrielle Garcia (Brazil) – Invited
  5. Jessica Da Silva Oliveira (Brazil) – Invited
  6. Amanda Santana (USA) – Invited
  7. Venla Luukkonen (Finland) – Invited
  8. Marysia Malyjasiak (Poland) – Invited

Male Categories

Men -66kg
  1. Rubens Charles (Brazil) – ADCC 2015 winner
  2. Uranov Zhakshylyk (Kyrgyzstan) – 1st Asian Trial winner
  3. Janusz Andrejczuk (Poland) – 1st European Trial winner
  4. Justin Rader (USA) – 1st North American Trial winner
  5. Pablo Mantovani (Brazil) – 1st South American Trial winner
  6. Paulo Miyao (Brazil) – 2nd South American Trial winner
  7. Yuta Shimada (Japan) – 2nd Asian Trial winner
  8. Ethan Crelinsten (USA) – 2nd North American Trial winner
  9. Kuba Witkowski (Poland) – 2nd European Trial winner
  10. Geovanny Martinez (USA) – Invited
  11. Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes (Brazil) – Invited
  12. AJ Agazarm (USA) – Invited
  13. Baret Yoshida (USA) – Invited
  14. Nicolas Renier (France) – Invited
  15. Kamil Wilk (Poland) – Invited
  16. Erno Elgland (Finland) – Invited
Men -77kg
  1. Lachlan Giles (Australia) – 1st Asian Trial winner
  2. Tero Pyylampi (Finland) – 1st European Trial winner
  3. Mansher Singh Khera (USA) – 1st North American Trial winner
  4. Felipe Cesar (Brazil) – 1st South American Trial winner
  5. Marcelo Mafra (Brazil) – 2nd South American Trial winner
  6. Osmanzhan Kassimov (Kazakhstan) – 2nd Asian Trial winner
  7. Vagner Rocha (USA) – 2nd North American Trial winner
  8. Oliver Taza (Canada/Lebanon) – 2nd European Trial winner
  9. Garry Tonon (USA) – Invited
  10. Lucas Lepri (Brazil) – Invited
  11. JT Torres (USA) – Invited
  12. DJ Jackson (USA) – Invited
  13. Celso Vinicius (Brazil) – Invited
  14. Leonardo Saggioro (Brazil) – Invited
  15. Enrico Cocco (USA) – Invited
Men -88kg
  1. Craig Jones (Australia) – 1st Asian Trial winner
  2. Jesse Urholin (Finland) – 1st European Trial winner
  3. James Brasco (USA) – 1st North American Trial winner
  4. Murilo Santana (Brazil) – 1st South American Trial winner
  5. Kaynan Casemiro Duarte (Brazil) – 2nd South American Trial winner
  6. Kit Dale (Australia) – 2nd Asian Trial winner
  7. John Salter (USA) – 2nd North American Trial winner
  8. Piotr Marcin Frechowicz (Poland) – 2nd European Trial winner
  9. Romulo Barral (Brazil) – Invited
  10. Keenan Cornelius (USA) – Invited
  11. Gordon Ryan (USA) – Invited
  12. Pablo Popovich (USA) – Invited
  13. Alexandre Ribeiro (Brazil) – Invited
  14. Leandro Lo (Brazil) – Invited
  15. Dillon Danis (USA) – Invited
  16. Rustam Chsiev (Russia) – Invited
Men -99kg
  1. Roman Dolidze (Georgia) – 1st Asian Trial winner
  2. Kamil Uminski (Poland) – 1st European Trial winner
  3. Eliot Kelly (USA) – 1st North American Trial winner
  4. Mahamed Aly (Brazil) – 1st South American Trial winner
  5. Salomao Ribeiro (Brazil) – 2nd South American Trial winner
  6. Yukiyasu Ozawa (Japan) – 2nd Asian Trial winner
  7. Paul Ardila (USA) – 2nd North American Trial winner
  8. Abdurakhman Bilarov (Russia) – 2nd European Trial winner
  9. Yuri Simoes  (Brazil) – Moved from -88kg
  10. Luiz Panza (Brazil) – Moved from +99kg
  11. Rafael Lovato Jr. (USA) – Invited
  12. Felipe Pena (Brazil) – Invited
  13. Joao Assis (Brazil) – Invited
  14. Jake Shields (USA) – Invited
  15. Mike Perez (USA) – Invited
  16. Jeff Monson (USA) – Invited
Men +99kg
  1. Orlando Sanchez (USA) – ADCC 2015 winner
  2. Arman Zhanpeisov (Kazakhstan) – Second Place on 1st Asia Trial
  3. Khamzat Stambulov (Russia) – 1st European Trial winner
  4. Tom DeBlass (USA) – 1st North American Trial winner
  5. Victor Honório (Brazil) – 1st South American Trial winner
  6. Hideki Sekine (Japan) – 2nd Asian Trial winner
  7. Casey Hellenberg (USA) – 2nd North American Trial winner
  8. Abdulaev Ruslan (Russia) – 2nd European Trial winner
  9. Vinny Magalhaes (Brazil) – Invited
  10. Marcus Almeida “Buchecha” (Brazil) – Invited
  11. Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (Brazil) – Invited
  12. Jared Dopp (USA) – Invited
  13. Tim Spriggs (USA) – Invited
  14. Janne-Pekka Pietiläinen (Finland) – Invited
  15. Bruno Bastos (Brazil) – Invited
  16. Jesseray Childrey (USA) – Invited

1# SUPERFIGHT

Renzo Gracie

Born: March 11th 1967 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Style: Brazilian JiuJitsu (6th degree black belt)

Achievements: 2x ADCC world champion (1998, 2000)

Sanae Kikuta

Born: September 10, 1971 TOkyo, Japan
Style: Judo/Shoot Wrestling
Achievements: ADCC champion (2001) Pancrace champion (Light heavyweight)

1# SUPERFIGHT

Renzo Gracie

Born: March 11th 1967 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Style: Brazilian JiuJitsu (6th degree black belt)

Achievements: 2x ADCC world champion (1998, 2000)

Sanae Kikuta

Born: September 10, 1971 TOkyo, Japan
Style: Judo/Shoot Wrestling
Achievements: ADCC champion (2001) Pancrace champion (Light heavyweight)

2# SUPERFIGHT

Leonardo Vieira

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt)

Achievements: two-time ADCC World Champion (2003 &2005) and two-time runner-up (2007&2011

Cheal Sonnen

Born: April 3rd 1977 – West Linn, Oregon, USA

Style: Wrestling/MMA

Achievements: D1 All American

2# SUPERFIGHT

Leonardo Vieira

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt)

Achievements: two-time ADCC World Champion (2003 &2005) and two-time runner-up (2007&2011

Cheal Sonnen

Born: April 3rd 1977 – West Linn, Oregon, USA

Style: Wrestling/MMA

Achievements: D1 All American

3# SUPERFIGHT

Andre Galvao

Born: September 29th 1982, Sāo Paulo, Brazil

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt)

Achievements: 2x ADCC champion (2011 weight and open weight) 2x ADCC superfight champion (2013, 2015)

Claudio Calasansin

Born: October 11th 1984 Sāo Paulo, Brazil

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt)

Achievements: ADCC open weight champion (2015)

3# SUPERFIGHT

Andre Galvao

Born: September 29th 1982, Sāo Paulo, Brazil

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt)

Achievements: 2x ADCC champion (2011 weight and open weight) 2x ADCC superfight champion (2013, 2015)

Claudio Calasansin

Born: October 11th 1984 Sāo Paulo, Brazil

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3rd degree black belt)

Achievements: ADCC open weight champion (2015)

Venue: Metro Areena

The arena is easily accessible from Helsinki Kamppi bus terminal by buses 105, 107 and 109 (15 min), as well as with many Espoo internal routes. Many bus lines in the metropolitan area pass the Arena. For further information, please visit the website of HSL (Helsinki City Transport) or their handy Route Planner.

Metro Areena is situated in Tapiola, Espoo. By car you can access the Arena either from Länsiväylä highway (51) via Tapiola, Merituulentie and Koivu-Mankkaantie – or from Kehä 1 via Tapiola crossing along Kalevantie to Koivu-Mankkaantie. Signposts will direct you there.

Distances

Helsinki Railway Station 9 km
Helsinki Kamppi Bus Terminal 9 km
Helsinki Airport 22 km
Tapiola Center 1,2 km

Bus connections to Metro Areena:

Helsinki regional routes from Kamppi:
105107109, 109N, 109T
1
06110, 110T
194, 194A195, 195N

Helsinki regional from Verkkosaari and Pasila

505

Espoo internal routes:

10 from Otaniemi and Matinkylä, Puolarmetsä
11 from Friisilä, Matinkylä and Tapiola
12 from Kivenlahti and Tapiola
14, 14B from Soukka, Kivenlahti and Tapiola
15 from Kauniainen, Jupperi and Otaniemi
18 from Espoon keskus, Kauniainen and Tapiola
19 from Kirkkojärvi and Espoon keskus

Bus connections from Metro Areena:

The same bus lines also serve customers leaving the arena. On event nights, extra buses are provided.

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