Al Suwaidi overcomes Joo to be first Emirati to secure victory at ADXC

Adgully Bureau |
Mohammed Al Suwaidi secured a decisive win at the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC 2) on Friday at Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City, making him the first Emirati champion since the championship’s inception last year. Al Suwaidi, also part of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team, defeated South Korean Seonghyeon Joo in an intense matchup on the Prelims Card.

In a gripping three-round showdown in the Grappling (Lightweight) category, Al Suwaidi showcased exceptional skills that led to a unanimous decision by the judges in his favor against the formidable Joo. Organised by International Vision Sports Management (IVSM) and technical partner AJP, the championship features an intriguing fight card with fourteen adrenaline-pumping bouts between top jiu-jitsu and grappling athletes within the confines of a custom-built octagon.

Al Suwaidi, expressing his elation and gratitude after the match, said, “I am overwhelmed by this achievement and honored to become the first Emirati to win the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship. I extend my sincere thanks to H.E. Abdulmunem Alsayedmohamed Alhashmi and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation for their continued support.”

Acknowledging the support during his rigorous preparation, Al Suwaidi added, “It was a wonderful experience to step into the cage for the first time. I have put in a great effort during a month and a half of training with expert coaches in grappling and jiu-jitsu. I am honored to dedicate this victory to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.”