Fighters went head-to-head at the JJIF World Championships in Abu Dhabi ©Getty Images

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada were in flying form at the Ju-Jitsu International Federation World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

The men's competition is where the UAE made a statement via three wins in the adult categories.

Omar Alsuwaidi was the first to get his hands on a gold medal thanks to a victory against compatriot Theyab Al-Nuaimi in the under-56-kilogram category.

Angola's Xavier Derson and Israel's Afek Agababa picked up bronze medals.

Khaled Alshehhi quickly followed in joining the success as he overcame compatriot Omar Al-Fadhli in the under-62kg final.

Darkhan Nortayev and Abdulmalik Al-Murdhi picked up the bronze medals.

Abdullah Amad Ruzaik Alkubaisi collected the other gold medal for the UAE with a victory against Faisal Alkitbi - another representative of the host nation - in the under-94kg class.

Other men's titles were won by Florian Bayili of Belgium, Pedro Ramalho in Portugal, Ruslan Israilov of Kazakhstan and Alexander Sak of Germany.

Bayili and Ramalho came out on top in the under-69kg and under-77kg divisions, while Israilov and Sak tasted success in the under-85kg and over-94kg groups.

In the women's event, Canada won three individual titles.

Felicia Marceau notched a win over Greece's Christina Tsantila in the under-57kg category, with Choi Soo-In of South Korea and Orapa Senatham of Thailand taking home bronze medals.

Janine Mutton was next in line for a gold as she defeated Germany's Naomi Staller in the under-63kg final.

Shamma Alkalbani of the UAE and Emera Purton of Canada settled for the bronze medals.

Rain Pfaff capped off the success for Canada thanks to an over-70kg victory against Colombia's Laura Valentina Castillo.

Bronzes were won by Sweden's Amanda Vikingsson and Slovakia's Slavka Holubjakova.

The Philippines enjoyed a double golden triumph through Kimberly Anne Custodio and Margarita Ochoa in the under-45kg and under-48kg classes.

Jessa Khan secured Cambodia a victory in the under-52kg division and German representative Denise Krahn sealed a win in the under-70kg category.