The Abu Dhabi King of Mats & Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats bring from a prestigious list of Abu Dhabi World Pro Champions, the top athletes that will fight for The Queen of Mat Champion Title selected and invited by the AJP, according to their results in the last 11 Abu Dhabi World Pro & Abu Dhabi Grand Slams editions and representativeness within the sports role model, charisma, posture inside and outside the mats and schedule availability.
The Tournament brings together many of the greatest fighters in history for nostalgic, competitive, and entertaining fights in Abu Dhabi and other cities around the world.
Weight division may consist of not more than 10 competitors and not less than 6 competitors. There may be up to two reserves or wild cards (Continental Ranking Champions or top AJP ranked fighters) to replace in case of absence of World Pro Champions.
There may be up to two reserves
6 athletes – two pools of round-robin, each with three Fighters. Top two Fighters from each pool progress to the semi-finals with the winner of Pool A to fighting the runner-up from Pool B and the winner of Pool B fighting the runner-up from Pool A.
8 athletes – two pools of round-robin, each with four Fighters. Top two Fighters from each pool progress to the semi-finals with the winner of Pool A to fighting the runner-up from Pool B and the winner of Pool B fighting the runner-up from Pool A.
10 athletes – two pools of round-robin, each with five Fighters. Top two Fighters from each pool progress to the semi-finals with the winner of Pool A to fighting the runner-up from Pool B and the winner of Pool B fighting the runner-up from Pool A.
2. WEIGHT DIVISIONS AND PRIZES
Except with the approval of the AJP Commission, or its executive director, the class for the contests and the weights for the event may consist of title dispute in the following weight class:
ABU DHABI KING OF MATS
- LIGHTWEIGHT (UP TO 69KG)
- MIDDLEWEIGHT (UP TO 85KG)
- HEAVYWEIGHT (UP TO 120KG)
ABU DHABI QUEEN OF MATS
- LIGHTWEIGHT (UP TO 69KG)
- HEAVYWEIGHT (UP TO 95KG)
In championship fights, the participants must weigh no more than that permitted for the relevant weight division.
The podium medalists will receive Trophy and Cash Prize.
3. MATS / FIGHTING AREA REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
The fighting area contests may be held in a mats platform.
A fighting area used for a contest must be no smaller than 10 meters and no larger than 14 meters. One corner shall have a blue designation and the corner directly opposite must have a red designation.
4. SPECIFICATIONS FOR KIMONO AND NO GI APPAREL
Gi's Black, Blue and White, each contestant shall have two Gi’s with two different colors.
Shirts are prohibited during competition except that rashguards approved by the Commission.
For NO GI contests each contestant shall wear NO GI shorts (board shorts) or other shorts approved by the Commission.
Shoes and any type of padding on the feet are prohibited during competition.
Each combatant must be clean and present a tidy appearance.
A Fighter may not wear any jewelry or other piercing accessories while competing in the contest.
6. MATCH LENGTH
Each contest is to be for 1 round no more than 5 minutes duration, with a rest period of 1 match between each fight during groups' round and semi finals and 2 matches for the finals.
7. STOPPING CONTEST
The referee is the sole arbiter of a contest and is the only individual authorized to stop a contest.
The referees may take advice from the matside physician and/or the Commission with respect to the decision to stop a contest.
The referees and the matside physician are the only individuals authorized to enter the fighting area at any time during competition other than the rest periods and subsequent to the contest ending.
8. REFEREEING AND JUDGING
All bouts will be evaluated and scored by 3 referees who shall evaluate the contest from different location around the fighting area according the agreed rules between commission and athletes.
The contests will be refereed by AJP International Referees with special rules in accordance with the Refereeing Rules of the AJP.
9. RULES AGREED
- Fight Time: Five (5) minutes
- AJP Rules (latest rules applied)
10. TYPES OF CONTEST RESULTS
1. SUBMISSION BY:
Physical Tap Out
Verbal Tap Out
2. DISQUALIFICATION BY:
When Referee stops the contest (SUB)
When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is sever enough to terminate a bout (TKO)
When contestant being rendered unconscious due choke (KO)
3. DECISION VIA THE SCORECARDS, INCLUDING:
Unanimous Decision - When all three referees score the contest for the same contestant
Split Decision - When two judges score the contest for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent
5. NO DECISION / WITHDRAW / WALKOVER