Ulaanbaatar is set to hold the 2023 Ju-Jitsu World Championships ©Getty Images

Mongolia will be the host of the Ju-Jitsu International Federation's (JJIF) World Championships in 2023.

The JJIF and its Mongolian member signed a hosting agreement alongside the 2022 World Games in Birmingham in Alabama.

JJIF director general Joachim Thumfart said the organisation was "very happy" to have signed the contract, with capital Ulaanbaatar poised to be the host city.

"We are very excited," Thumfart continued.

"Next year will be a squeezed schedule - we expect a new date for the Asian Games, Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will happen in Thailand in November, so exceptionally our World Championships for adults will be in July."

The event is expected to dovetail with Naadam, a major festival in Mongolian culture.

Joachim Thumfart said the JJIF was
Joachim Thumfart said the JJIF was "very excited" to bring its flagship event to Mongolia ©JJIF

"We had a fantastic Asian Championships there [Mongolia] some years ago and everybody is really excited to go back and invite the world to be present," Thumfart added.

Dubai is due to stage this year's World Championships, from October 26 to November 5.

The JJIF Congress should also be held alongside the event.

Abu Dhabi, also in the United Arab Emirates, staged the JJIF's last World Championships in 2019.