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The Jordanian Jiu-Jitsu team celebrates after winning 1st place at the 3rd Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup held in Abu Dhabi (Photo courtesy of Jordanian-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association)

AMMAN (JT) — The Jordanian Jiu-Jitsu team won five medals to take first place at the 3rd Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Cup held June 8-9 in Abu Dhabi, according to the Jordanian-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association.

The team dominated the -81kg category with Odai Kurdi winning a silver medal and Zaid Abu Soud a bronze medal.

Mohammed Mirza beat all five opponents in the -89kg category and took the gold medal.

Mohammad Armouti also won a gold medal in the -97kg category.

The Super Fight of the event ended in 40 seconds with a quick flying triangle submission applied by Zaid Mirza, founder and president of the Jordanian-Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association, to Hassan Mussa, a Tunisian Olympic Judo fighter who holds seven African judo titles, two pan-Arab championships and was ranked seventh at the Sydney Olympics.

Mirza came away with the gold medal as well as $1,500 in Super Fight prize money.

Brazilian black belt champion, Pedro Galiza, was in the team’s corner to offer support throughout the competition.

Galiza travelled from Brasilia to further train the Jordanian team prior to the event.

The tournament brought together more than 135 athletes from 30 different countries.

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