April 22 – 25, 2015 was the Abu Dhabi World Pro held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi World Pro holds qualifiers all over the World to see who the top Jiu Jitsu competitors are from each country. Then all those competitors come together for 3 days to battle it out at the IPIC Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Team Alvarez BJJ in Arlington TX was represented by Danielle Alvarez, who won the all expense paid trip to Abu Dhabi by winning the Florida Trials in February. Professor Danny Alvarez also competed in the Wold Pro to test his skill once again against some of the best in the World.
Danielle Alvarez fought great but came up short of her goal by just missing the Medal Rounds and the Prize Money. Danielle by won 3 matches and lost 2. Danielle won her 1st match by a score of 8-0 against an opponent from Mongolia, won her 2nd match against an opponent from the USA and then won her 3rd match against an opponent from Brazil. Danielle then came short against Brazil and the USA to take 4th place out of 18 competitors. Congrats to Danielle on some great matches at the World Pro.
Professor Danny Alvarez won 2 matches and lost 1 to take 3rd place to bring home the Bronze Medal. Professor Alvarez won his 1st match against Edison Kagohara from Japan by 3 Advantages to advance into the next round. He then lost a Referee Decision where the score was 0-0 with No Advantages against Andre Motta from Brazil. It was a great match of Passing by Professor Alvarez and Sweeping by Andre Motta. Professor Alvarez then had to battle it out to see who would take home the 3rd place medal Rafael Souza from Brazil. Professor Alvarez won the match by a score of 5-2 to take home the Bronze Medal. He continues to Lead by Example and continues to show why he is one of the best in the World in age, belt and weight bracket.
Professor Alvarez and Danielle couldn’t travel half way around the world to compete without doing a little sight seeing before they left.
You can check out there full experience and album here: https://www.facebook.com/alvarezbjj/media_set?set=a.981028631928065.1073741867.100000628135149&type=1&pnref=story
You can see the Full 2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro results here: http://uaejjf.org/event/info/147
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