Nations and athletes announced for IMMAF – WMMA unified World Championships and Junior World Championships

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) have published the provisional lists of athletes for the 2018 IMMAF – WMMAA Unified World Championships and Junior World Championships at BRAVE International Combat Week, from 12 to 17 November 2018 at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama.
The nation vs nation, elite amateur tournaments will follow the IMMAF Championships format across 5 days and 14 weight divisions and take place under the Unified Amateur MMA Rules. Preliminaries run from 12 to 15 November, breaking for professional MMA event BRAVE 18 on 16 November, and concludes with the Finals on 17. The event is being hosted by the Bahrain MMA Federation, with the support of the Bahrain Olympic Committee.
In the wake of IMMAF’s merger with WMMAA, the World Championships will see the unification of WMMAA and IMMAF champions as medallists go toe-to-toe, and a shake-up of the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings as the talent pool deepens.
The Senior Championships (for 18s+) features 287 registered athletes from 52 nations, while the inaugural Junior tournament (for 18s to 20s) showcases 80 competitors from 33 nations, making the event the largest of its kind.
Please see attached lists of athletes for both tournaments, listed by Weight Class and National Team.
The finalised lists of participants will be published following athlete clearance, check-in and weigh-in, after the Tournament Draw on the evening of 11 November.
You can follow information, scheduling and results live for both tournaments at mynextmatch.com:
• 12 – 15 & 17 November 2018, from 11am [GMT + 3] • Manama, Bahrain
• WATCH at immaf.tv
• Entrance is FREE for spectators
Frankie Anderson
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MMA fan from Glasgow, Scotland.

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