Jiu-Jitsu’s Popularity is Exploding in Italy: Ocean Pro Championship Sponsored by Adidas & Zebra Mats

Jiu-Jitsu’s Popularity is Exploding in Italy: Ocean Pro Championship Sponsored by Adidas & Zebra Mats

The first international no-gi Pro Brazilian jiu-jitsu event, the Ocean BJJ Pro Championship, will take place in 2024. Open to all competitors, the tournament will visit eight cities across Italy and feature a total prize pool of over €23,000.

Organized by the Unione Italia Jiu Jitsu (UIJJ), the Ocean BJJ Pro Championship aims to promote the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Under the leadership of UIJJ President Dario Bacci and project manager Fabrizio Forconi, the event will complement UIJJ’s existing open tournaments throughout the year. With substantial cash prizes and top international athletes, the Ocean BJJ Pro Championship seeks to compete amongst the largest no-gi events globally.


According to Dario Bacci, modern sports increasingly emphasize entertainment and broad audience appeal. “The objective is to engage younger fans through compelling media presentations and contexts befitting today’s environment,” he said. “BJJ is not immune to these trends. Given UIJJ’s successes and the support of the Italian Judo Federation, now is the right time to bring a tested format strengthening BJJ’s credibility worldwide to Italy.”


Designed for widespread participation, the event includes two phases. Eight qualifying trials across Italy in early 2024 will determine winners of the +80kg and -80kg divisions, each earning €10,000. Champions can increase their prize by €3,000 for top performances. The finals later in 2024 will pit the trials winners against top international stars in two absolute categories, each worth €10,000 plus sponsor bonuses.


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The regulations enable participation from various grappling disciplines. Olympic wrestlers, judoka, sambo athletes and more can compete both in the tournament and supershows. Collaboration with the FIJLKAM assists this. While an invitational superfight for female athletes will feature top Italian and international competitors, with and without the kimono. Bonus payments and an emphasis on submissions aim to provide spectators a high-level spectacle. In summary, the Ocean BJJ Pro Championship intends to deliver a professionally run worldwide show while furthering athletes’ ability to train and compete as professionals.


📒 In the REGISTRATION section
🤼‍♂️ And choose one TRIAL you like
🏆 Win it to enter the semi-final held in September 2024
❌ If you don’t win the trial, you can register to any other trial

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