ADXC 5: Jonnatas Gracie and Burak Sarman join the Main Card with a Welterweight Grappling bout

July 8, 2024

Ahead of its fifth edition, the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship has begun steadily unveiling the fights that will shake up the Mubadala Arena on August 2nd. Entering the ADXC cage in the heart of the UAE, Jonnatas Gracie and Burak Sarman show their Grappling skills in a Main Card welterweight bout.

With two victories to his name in the organization, Jonnatas Gracie is back to the ADXC and will be entering the cage to fight for his third title. An Atos Jiu-Jitsu black belt known for his powerful takedowns and relentless attacks, the Brazilian athlete stands undefeated in the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship after beating Natan Chueng in the tournament's debut and then overcoming Levi Jones-Leary in the ADXC 3 last March. With a brand-new opponent waiting in the birthplace of the ADXC, Jonnatas stands to conquer his greatest triumph yet, but he'll have to go through Burak Sarman.

Hailing from the Land Down Under, Burak Sarman makes his debut in the ADXC ready to challenge Jonnatas' hegemony in the organization. A 2nd degree black belt and Australian Submission Academy founder, Burak comes to compete in the UAE boosted by his experience as a competitor and the technical know-how acquired while teaching at his gym. Bringing together the best of both worlds, Burak is a force to be reckoned with and a strong contender for the title at the ADXC.

The ADXC 5 is set to take place on August 2nd, with the tournament being live broadcast on the platform. Apart from the duel between Jonnatas Gracie and Burak Sarman, the event will also feature Urijah Faber vs Bibiano Fernandes in the Grappling Main Event, and Rayron Gracie vs Marcos Carrozzino in the Jiu-Jitsu Main Event. Follow @adxcofficial and be the first to know the next athletes who will put their skills to the test inside the ADXC cage. We'll see you in Abu Dhabi!