Weekend Recap: AJP Hosts Two High-Octane Tournaments Around The World

Weekend Recap: AJP Hosts Two High-Octane Tournaments Around The World

Starting another week with a healthy dose of action, the AJP has maintained its efforts to provide athletes and fight fans with a steady stream of competitions taking place all over the globe.

However, the organization decided to shake things up this time around, with one of its tournaments taking place in the middle of the week.
We’ll get into further details soon enough, so let’s check out the highlights from each championship!

AJP Tour Russia National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Professional black belts conquer the gold in Moscow

Taking place on Wednesday, May 1st, the Russia International landed at the Dvorets Igrovykh Vidov Sporta Sodruzhestvo for an entire day of competition.
With countless athletes of all ages and graduations, the tournament started in the morning and went all the way into nighttime, giving everyone the chance to fight for gold, glory, and ranking points in Moscow.

Among the many battles, four bouts in the Professional Black Belt category stole the show as its competitors showed why they rank among the Elite of Jiu-Jitsu.

Starting in the gi, the 77kg division saw the rise of the local Alexander Redvanov (Gojira Jiu-Jitsu), who started his campaign by outscoring Georgia’s Tariel Zhvania (Agate Team) in the semifinals and then scoring last in a 3-3 tie against fellow countryman Iurii Kuznetsov (Checkmat International).

Meanwhile, the local Vladimir Blum (Gojira Jiu-Jitsu) entered a bracket with only Russian athletes and emerged victorious, submitting Dmitrii Vostrikov (GFTeam) in the semis and Dmitry Greshnov (Kristian Cestaro Jiu Jitsu Association) in the gold round.

On the No-Gi side, 77kg silver medalist Iurii Kuznetsov (Checkmat International) brushed off his past defeat and made his way back to his weight division, first outscoring the Bulgarian Artur Osipov (Checkmat International) by 13-7 and then taking the gold by a narrow 1-0 score against his fellow countryman Mazhid Kurahov (Agate Team). Lastly, Марат Курбанов (Agate Team) conquered the 120kg title by landing a quick submission against Dmitrii Vostrikov (GFTeam) with a little over one minute on the clock.

Check out the full results here!

AJP Tour Mauritius National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024: Abdul Ramzan and Ajmal Bhojul clash for the gold in Saint Pierre

On Saturday, May 4th, the Cote d’Or National Sports Complex opened its doors to welcome colored belts of all ages to compete for the gold in the African country.

While many champions rose that day, Abdul Ramzan and Ajmal Bhojul, two local brown belts from the Mauritius Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, highlighted the tournament with their rivalry.

Fighting in the gi, Abdul was the first one to taste victory.
Facing Ajmal in the 85kg division final, Abdul let his skills do the talking and unleashed his game, taking the title via submission.

Later on, without the gi, it was Ajmal’s turn to seize victory.
The fight was a tough one, taking up the entirety of the regulated time and the extra minute of golden point, all without any points earned by either side.

At the end of it all, the referees decided that Ajmal was more effective throughout the match, giving him the gold and the top spot on the podium.

Check out the full results here!