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Spring Media to market global rights to Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour

Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour (AJP) has appointed the Spring Media agency to market global broadcast rights to its Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour.

The agreement takes effect from the 2019-20 season of the global series, which expands to six events for its fifth campaign.

The newly added sixth host city, Moscow, will stage the first event of the 2019-20 season on June 15-16.

Following Moscow, the Tour will make stops in Tokyo (July 27-28), Los Angeles (September 14-15), Rio de Janeiro (November 1-3), Abu Dhabi (January 16-18, 2020) and London (March 2020).

The new deal follows one agreed in April between Spring Media aand the European Cricket League to distribute the global rights to the competition’s inaugural 2019 edition.

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