The first-ever Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC 1) will place on 20 October 2023 at the Mubadala Arena.

The MMA and jiu-jitsu event, organised in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitso Pro (AJP), will feature former UFC and bellator athletes competing for the championship.

After Abu Dhabi, the tournament will then travel to major cities around the world over the next two years, with the champions who amass the most points during the season being crowned eventual winners.

The main contests in Abu Dhabi include Neiman Gracie vs Ben Henderson, Isaque Bahiense vs Gustavo Batista, Marvin Vettori vs Tarek Suleiman and Roberto Abreu vs Anton Minenko.

The preliminary bouts feature Abdul-Kareem Al-Sewady vs Islam Reda and Marcin Held vs Guram Kutateladze, among others. The card also includes fighters such as Tayane Porfírio, Luiza Monteiro and Fellipe Andrew and women’s bouts with Luiza Monteiro, Nathalie Ribeiro, Sarah Galvão and Vitória Gabriella.

UAE National jiu-jitsu black belt and gold medal winner during the 14th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Zayed Alkatheeri, is another prominent name in line-up. He will be facing Brazilian competitor - Thalison Soares.

ADXC 1 also includes other experiences for fight fans. A fan zone with live music, competitions, food and beverages is to take place from 19-20 October, while there will also be open workout and meet-and-greet sessions.