To further heat up the debut night of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC), on October 20th, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, the organization included an old rivalry in its gi main event. In a fight in the middleweight division, Isaque Bahiense and Gustavo Batista are once again facing each other, but this time the AJP was able to turn up the rivalry between the champions even more.
The gi duel will take place in the ADCX cage, over five three-minute rounds. Even though the submission can define the winner at any moment of the fight, the score per round, defined by the side judges, will bring even more desire to show their abilities the best they can. Furthermore, the absence of safety areas or room for escape makes the cage work another factor to be considered in the classic duel between Bahiense and Batista. Isaque Bahiense, leader and athlete representing Dream Art, arrives to compete against Gustavo Batista with two Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship titles in his career. Gustavo, an elite athlete from ATOS Jiu-Jitsu, a team captained by André Galvão, has the notorious AJP King of Mats title on his resumé.
Dueling on the AJP mats, Isaque came out winning twice, in the final of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio in 2017, and at the Abu Dhabi World Pro in 2018. Gustavo, in turn, won the AJP King of Mats title in 2019 by overcoming Isaque in the final match of the event. ADXC will have 13 fights on its card, with the gi main event between Isaque Bahiense and Gustavo Batista, in addition to the no-gi main event that closes the debut event, featuring MMA stars Neiman Gracie and Ben Henderson. Don’t miss the excitement and great fights scheduled for the event that will revolutionize the world of grappling. Access their profile on Instagram now, at @adxcofficial, and find out first all the details of the event and other fights on the electrifying card on October 20th, 2023.