IMMAF announces senior female athletes nominees for 2022 amateur MMA awards

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is set to hold the fifth edition of the IMMAF Amateur MMA Awards. The annual awards ceremony recognises the great achievements of IMMAF athletes, coaches, officials, federations and more for their commitment to mixed martial arts.


Following the confirmation of the 2022 edition of the Amateur MMA Awards, IMMAF is proud to announce the five nominees for the Senior Female Athlete category. The voting panel will be made up of representatives from the IMMAF Athletes Commission and Board of Directors.


Sabrina de Sousa and Aieza Ramos Bertolso, two athletes from the Bahrain team, have been nominated for this year’s honours. De Sousa was the winner of this category in the 2021 edition of the Awards and is considered one to beat at the 2022 IMMAF World Championships, where she is looking to capture her third gold medal in the competition. Bertolso makes the list for the first time after two great performances at the last World Championships and the 2022 IMMAF Asian Championships, which resulted in two gold medals for her.


The other three nominees all come from the European continent. Four-time gold medalist across two divisions and two categories, Magdalena Czaban, is nominated under the Polish flag. At the 2022 IMMAF World Championships, Czaban is going for her third consecutive medal and remains undefeated since 2020.


Nina Nikolija Milosevic, who recently switched allegiances from Sweden to Serbia, is undefeated in IMMAF competition (7-0) after winning World and European gold medals last year. 


Ireland’s Nadine Abbott-Bissett is nominated after winning National and World gold medals in 2022.


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The winner will be announced at an exclusive black-tie ceremony, as part of IMMAF World Championships Week, on February 15th, in Belgrade, Serbia. The amateur MMA celebration week takes place as part of BRAVE Serbia International Combat Week in conjunction with the Serbian MMA Federation and BRAVE Combat Federation.


Watch the 2022 IMMAF World Championships streamed live from Belgrade, Serbia, at from February 11 – 18.

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