IMMAF European Championships Day 3 Official Results


It’s day three at the IMMAF European Championships at Walsall in Birmingham and it promised to be another day stacked full of great competition.

UKMMAF Team Picture

Team UK had 7 athletes competing today and went 3-4 overall, which will also see both flyweights Jake Bond and Warren Mason face each other in the final.

Here are the official results from day 3.

Day Three #RingOne

155lb Women’s – Leah McCourt (Northern Ireland) def. Sini Koivunen (Finland) via Submission (Armbar) Round 3 – 2:12

155lb Women’s – Mia Isola (Finland) BYE over Aurore Quintin (Frannce) due to missed weight

115lb Women’s – Aleksandra Toncheva (Bulgaria) def. Amy Omara (United Kingdom) via Decision (Unanimous)

115lb Women’s – Raluca Dinescu (Romania) def. Lyudmila Sadirina (Azerbaijan) via Decision (Unanimous)

125lb Women’s – Anja Saxmark (Sweden) def. Inka Auvinen (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)

125lb Women’s – Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) def. Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic) via TKO (ground strikes) Round 1 – 2:48

125lb Men’s: Jake Bond (United Kingdom) def. Hussain Haki Mahdi (Bahrain) via Submission (rear naked choke) Round 3 – 1:22

125lb Men’s – Warren Mason (United Kingdom) def. David Forgarty (Ireland) via Decision (Unanimous)

145lb Men’s – Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Connor Hitchens (United Kingdom) via Decision (Unanimous)

145lb Men’s: Ross McCorriston (Northern Ireland) def. Ante Ageneby (Sweden) via Decision (Split)

265lb Men’s: Irman Smajic (Sweden) def. Petur Oskarsson (Iceland) via Submission (standing guillotine) Round 1 – 1:56

265lb Men’s: Daniel Galabarov (Bulgaria) def. Ryan Spillane (Ireland) via Submission (Kimura) Round 2 – 1:49

155lb Men’s – Jack Shore (United Kingdom) def. Thomas Martin (Ireland) via Submission (Armbar) Round 1 – 2:15

155lb Men’s – Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Lee Hammond (Ireland) via TKO (Ground strikes) Round 3 – 2:24

Day 3 #RING2

205: Balaze Kiss (Hungary) def. Dillon Murphey (Ireland) via submission (arm-bar), round 2 (0:35).

170: Dorian Dermendzhiev (Bulgaria) def. Jorden Indsetviken (Norway) via submission (Guillotine), round1 (2:16).

170: Bjarki Palsson (Iceland) def. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) via TKO, round 2 (1:59)

135: Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) def. Camilla Mannes (Norway) via unanimous decision.

135:  Varpru Rinne (Finland) def. Eloise Picard (Canada) via unanimous decision

145: Cornelia Holm (Sweden) def. Caline Provost (France) via submission (Americana), round 1 (1:59)

145: Sanna Merta (Finland) def. Julia Dorny (Germany) via submission (arm-bar) round 3 (1:58)

135: Marco Zannetti (Italy) def. Alexis Guilleux (France) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (2:55)

135: Abdul Hussein (Finland) def. Renato Vidovic (Sweden) via unanimous decision

185: Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. James Duckett (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision

185: Marius Hakonsev (Norway) def. Astenio Lucchesini (Italy) via submission (Triangle Choke), round 3 (2:58)

 

 

Results courtesy of IMMAF 

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IMMAF European Championships Day 2 Unofficial Results


It’s day two of the IMMAF European Championships at Walsall in Birmingham, where Team UK are competing against several high level teams to gain the ultimate Gold.

UKMMAF Team Picture

After yesterdays great start, Team UK carried on the momentum and brought today’s score to a rather impressive 5-3 by the end of the first rounds. With Jack Shore and Hardeep Rai both competing twice today and winning both times also. So you could say 7-3 at the end of the day in total.

Here are the Unofficial results from today:

  1. Toni Lampinen (Finland) def. Franklyn Rodrigues (Portugal) via Decision (Unanimous)
  2. Sam Slater (Ireland) def. Jussi Pirttikangas (Finland) via unanimous decision
  3. Jack Shore (UK) def. Jonny Martin (N. Ireland) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) (Round 1 – 1:03)
  4. Oska Karlstrom Biller (Sweden) def. Dominik Krueger (Germany) via submission (head-and-arm choke), round 2
  5. Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria) def. Cristian Iorga (Romania) via Submission (Armbar) Round 3 – 0:19
  6. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) def. Ali-Ebrahim-qasim (Bahrain) via TKO Round 3 – 2:31
  7. Dorian Dermendzhiev def. Juho Kahranaho (Finland) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1, (1.24)
  8. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) def. Jonathan Kinkead (Northern Ireland) via TKO, round 1 (1.35)
  9. Mark Fairman (Ireland) def. Lupo Ion (Romania) via split-decision
  10. Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Francesco Spinola (Italy) via TKO Round 2 – 2:59
  11. Lee Hammond (Ireland) def. Guillaume Bletio (France) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:25
  12. Christophe Choteau (France) def. Christian Stava (Norway) via TKO (cut), round 1 (2:47)
  13. Johan Andersson (Sweden) def. Tomi Borisov (Bulgaria) via Decision (Unanimous)
  14. Bjarki Thor Palsson (Iceland) def. Ehsan Ghandchiller (Italy) via submission (Head-and-Arm Choke), round 2 (1:31)
  15. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova (Bulgaria) def. Deborah Osullivan (Ireland) via Submission (RNC) Round 2 – 1:33
  16. Tencho Karaenev (Bulgaria) def. Egill Aydvin Hjordisarson (Iceland) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (1:32)
  17. Imad Alhowayeck (Lebanon) def. Matthew Findlay (United Kingdom) via split decision
  18. Raluca Dinescu (Romania) def. Polly Beauchamp (UK) via Decision (Split)
  19. Anja Saxmark (Sweden) def. Meagan Oloughlin (Ireland) via Submission (RNC) Round 3 – 2:12
  20. Laurent Bonyus (France) def. Joao Mimoso (Portugal) via DQ (blow to the back of the head), round 1 (2:15)
  21. Inka Auvinen (Finland) def. Sissel Hansen Brynjulfsen (Norway) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 2 – 1:40
  22. Ben Forsyth (Ireland) def. Inge Paulsen (Norway) via split-decision
  23. Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) def. llaria Norcia (Italy) via Decision (Split)
  24. Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic) def. Anette A-Sterberg (Finland) via Decision (Split)
  25. Hussain Haki Mahdi (Bahrain) def. Serdar Altas (Sweden) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:18
  26. Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) defeated Morgane Manfredi (France) via unanimous decision
  27. Warren Mason (UK) def. Humberto Correia (France) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 2 – 1:39
  28. Varpu Rinne (Finland) def. Ingibjorg Birna Arsaelsdott (Iceland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  29. David Forgarty (Ireland) def. Nikolay Ivaylov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 2 – 1:04
  30. Sanna Merta (Finland) defeated Lindsey Doyle (Ireland) via TKO, round 2
  31. Alexis Guilleux (France) defeated Munfaredi Abdulla (Bahrain) via submission (Anaconda Choke), round 1
  32. Abdul Hussein (Finland) defeats Steliyan Ivaylov (Bulgaria) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 2 (0:44)
  33. Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Ciaran Breslin (N. Ireland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  34. Renato Vidovic (Sweden) defeats Josh Neale (United Kingdom) via TKO, round 1 (0:50)
  35. Connor Hitchens (UK) def. Bjartur Gudlaugsson (Iceland) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 3 – 2:53
  36. James Duckett (United Kingdom) def. Adrian Jahre (Norway) via unanimous decision
  37. Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. Kiefer Crosbie (Ireland) via submission (arm-bar), round 1 (2:40)
  38. Ante Ageneby (Sweden) def. Jani Haagg (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  39. Astenio Lucchesini (Italy) def. Sofiane Aissaoui (France) via unanimous decision
  40. Ross McCorriston (N. Ireland) def. Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) via Decision (Unanimous)
  41. Petur Oskarsson (Iceland) def. Yordan Ivanov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Straight armbar) Round 1 – 2:34
  42. Marius Hakonsev (Norway) def. Juho Laitinen (Finland) via unanimous decision
  43. Ryan Spillane (Ireland) def. Jack Burton (UK) via Submission (Achilles hold) Round 2 – 1:26
  44. Jorden Indsetviken (Norway) def. Sam Slater (Ireland) via unanimous decision
  45. Thomas Martin (Ireland) def. Toni Lampinen (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  46. Dorian Dermendzhiev (Bulgaria) def. Oska Biller (Sweden) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (1:22)
  47. Jack Shore (UK) def. Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 1 – 1:46
  48. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) def. Mark Fairman (Ireland) via unanimous decision
  49. Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  50. Lee Hammond (Ireland) def. Johan Andersson (Sweden) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:17
  51. Bjarki Palsson (Iceland) def. Christophe Choteau (France) via submission (arm-bar), round 1 (2:46)
  52. Tencho Karaenev (Bulgaria) def. Imad Alhowayeck (Lebanon) via submission (Rear-Naked-Choke), round 2 (2:38)

 

Results Courtesy of Brandon Collings  Team Canada

IMMAF European Open Championships Day 1 Unofficial Results


Today marked the first day at the IMMAF European Open Championships in Walsall, Birmingham.

UKMMAF Team Picture

With Team UK having five athletes competing today they went onto a great start of 3-2.

Here at the Unofficial Results Day 1:

  1. Toni Lampinen (Finland) def. Leos Brichta (Czech Republic) via Guillotine Choke
  2. Sam Slater (Ireland) def. Tom Mowle (UK) via Unanimous Decision.
  3. Oskar Karlstrom Biller (Sweden) def. Chaker Alouni (France) via Submission (standing guillotine) Round 1 – 0:54
  4. Dorian Dermendzhiev Anev (Bulgaria) def. James Hegazy (Canada) via Submission (armbar) Round 1 – 0:44
  5. Jonny Martin (Northern Ireland) def. Martin Richter (Germany) via Guillotine Choke
  6. Christian Iorga (Romania) def. Walid Nezzar (France): Foot injury
  7. Hardeep Rai (UK) def. Carlos Santos (Portugal) via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 – 1:54
  8. Lupu Ion (Romania) def. Tomas Fiala (Czech Republic) via Submission (guillotine) Round 2 – 0:40
  9. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) def. Bobby Sheppard (Northern Ireland) via Rear-Naked-choke, round 2
  10. Christophe Choteau (France) def. Axel Karlsson (Sweden) via Unanimous Decision
  11. Geir Kare Cemsoylu Nyland (Norway) def. Niko Kapone (Finland) via Unanimous Decision
  12. Bjarki Thor Palsson (Iceland) def. Lukas Licht (Germany) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 – 0:37
  13. Tomi Borisov Krasimirov (Bulgaria) def. Ryan Barby (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision
  14. Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Joel Arolainen (Finland) via Unanimous Decision
  15. Egill Øydvin Hjordisarson (Iceland) def. Robin Kvarda (Czech Republic) via Guillotine Choke
  16. Ciaran Breslin (N. Ireland) def. Isa Mohammed Ameeri (Bahrain) via Submission (guillotine) Round 3 – 2:56
  17. Thomas Martin (Ireland) def. Andreas Syse Wallum (Norway) on the scorecards via a unanimous decision
  18. Bjartur Gudlaugsson (Iceland) def. Michele Martignoni (Italy) via Split Decision.
  19. Balazs Kiss (Hungary) def. Robin Enontekio (Sweden) via unanimous decision
  20. Connor Hitchens (UK) def. Filipe Catanho (Portugal) via Submission (D’arce) Round 1
  21. Dillon Manning (Ireland) def. Brandon Collings (Canada) via TKO, round 3
  22. Ante Agneby (Sweden) def. Aidan James (UK) via Submission (Guillotine) Round 2 – 2:20
  23. Inge Paulsen (Norway) def. Max Westerlund (Finland) via unanimous decision
  24. Ben Forsyth (Ireland) def. Rasul Mislimov (Azerbaijan) via TKO, round 2
  25. Ross McCorriston (N. Ireland) def. Ben Fouladi (Canada) via Unanimous Decision
  26. Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) def. Alberto Chiappi (Italy) via Unanimous Decision
  27. Markus Haegland (Norway) def. John Tedeschi (Finland) via split-decision
  28. Adrian Jahre (Norway) def. Ahmed Kaabi (Bahrain) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 1:31
  29. Kiefer Crosbie (Ireland) def. Perparim Salihu (Finland) via Injury (Verbal Tap) Round 1 – 2:49
  30. Paolo Anastasi (Italy) def. Valeri Mariov (Bulgaria) via submission, rear-naked-choke, round 3
  31. Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. Kiril Tsonev (Bulgaria) via TKO (strikes) Round 2 – 2:28
  32. Abdul Hussein (Finland) def. Daniel Moeller (Germany) via TKO, round 2
  33. Asterio Lucchesini (Italy) def. Milton Mateus (Portugal) via Unanimous Decision
  34. Josh Neale (United Kingdom) def. Rama Jegatheesan (Norway) via unanimous decision
  35. Marius Hakonsen (Norway) def. Hrolfur Olafsson (Iceland) via Split Decision
  36. Meagan O’Loughlin (Ireland) def. Wendy McKenna (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision
  37. Hussain Maki Mahdi Ali Abdulla (Bahrain) def. Saku Ronkainen (Finland) via TKO (Corner stoppage)
  38. Jorgen Indsetviken (Norway) def. Ciaran O’Neill (N. Ireland) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 1:34

 

 

Results courtesy of http://brandoncollings.com/results-day-1-championships/

 

UK Amateur MMA Team Revealed For 2015 IMMAF European Championships


The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has announced the UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA.

UKMMAF Team Picture

Try-outs had taken place over the past few months and welcomed competitors from all over the UK.

The 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships will take place in Birmingham (UK) from 19th – 22nd November 2015 at the Walsall Sports Centre at the University of Wolverhampton.

The last  two years running has seen the UK team medalled at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas (USA). The recent 2015 World Championships saw the UK earn its first gold medal as Josh Ellis titled in the Men’s Lightweight division. Middleweight James Duckett earned silver, while Jake Constantinou scored bronze at Welterweight.

With the European Championships able to permit double entries per weight class, it now opens up opportunities for more competitors on the squad. Additionally, not all of the 2015 World Championships team will be returning for the European event, including most notably IMMAF Lightweight World Champion Josh Ellis, due to injury.

For the first time the UKMMAF will be entering competitors into the Men’s Flyweight, Men’s Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight categories.

Returning athletes to the UK team are James Duckett (2015 IMMAF World Championships silver medallist), Carl Burton (2014 IMMAF World Championships bronze medallist; 2015 IMMAF World Championships participant), Aidan James and Amy O’Mara (2015 IMMAF World Championships participants). Also re-entering is Ross Gallagher, who was selected to represent the UK for this year’s World Championships but was forcedto withdraw due to injury.

Below are the full UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships:

UKMMAF Amateur MMA Team – 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships*

 

Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Warren MasonAge:  20

Hometown: Doncaster

Gym: The Unit

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-4-0

Name: Jake BondAge: 24

Hometown:  Leigh

Gym:  Team Colosseum

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Bantamweight – 61.2kg (135lb)
Name: Carl BurtonAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-3-0

Name: Josh NealAge: 21

Hometown:

Gym: Warriors MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Featherweight -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Name: Aidan JamesAge: 21

Hometown: Swansea

Gym: Chris Rees Academy

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-1-0

Name: Manny AkpanAge: 22

Hometown: Manchester

Gym: SBG

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-0-0

 

Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Name: Ross Gallagher  Age: 29

Hometown: Corby

Gym: Siam Gym

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-7-0

Name: Jack ShoreAge: 20

Hometown: Gwent

Gym: Tillery Combat

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-0-0

 

Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Name: Hardeep RaiAge:  19

Hometown: Hounslow

Gym: Carlson Gracie

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-0-0

Name: Tom MowleAge: 21

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Name: Tom CrosbyAge:  27

Hometown: West Yorkshire

Gym:  AVT MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-3-0

Name: James DuckettAge:  24

Hometown: Manchester

Gym:  Predators

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 11-4-0

 

Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Name: Matthew FindlayAge:  27

Hometown: London

Gym: Team Titan

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

Name: Danny DutchAge: 32

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Name: Jack BurtonAge: 19

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

Name: Shawn KennyAge:  29

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

 

Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Name: Polly BeauchampAge:  28

Hometown: Wiltshire

Gym: Trojan Free Fighters

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 1-2-0

Name: Amy O’MaraAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

 

Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Wendy McKennaAge: 35

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-2-0

 

For full information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation event, to be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS, visit: http://www.immaf.org/2015-immaf-european-open-championships/.

For more information about the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) visit:http://www.ukmmaf.org.uk/

For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) visit: http://www.immaf.org/

Follow the @UKMMAFed and @IMMAFed on Twitter

*Please note that due to the current unregulated status of the sport in the UK, no centralised or official fight records system exists in the country. The stated Amateur records include only the fights that the UKMMAF has been able to verify. However, the fighters may have had more fights that have not been recorded publicly and that it has not been possible to verify at this stage. All fight information is to be submitted to Sherdog and MMA.tv. The UKMMAF will continue to update the competitors’ records as further fights can be verified. 

Photo Credit: Odin Lowry

UK AMATEUR TEAM NAMED FOR THE 2015 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


 
The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) is proud to announce the UK team selected to compete in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA at UFC® International Fight Week, in Las Vegas from 6th – 11th July.
UKMMAF Team Picture
Hosted by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, the Championships are to be held on the renowned Las Vegas Strip as part of the world’s largest one week combat sports festival.
The event finals are to take place at the UFC Fan Expo® at the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tournament will be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS.
The UK team was selected from eligible applicants through an open application process, that included regional tryouts and a final selective squad training weekend.
 
MEET THE 2015 TEAM
Name: Amy Omara  –  Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Age: 26
Hometown: Stockport, Cheshire
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: kick-boxing, No-Gi grappling
Fighting Style: MMA
 
AMY UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name:  Connor Hitchens –  Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Fight name: Chopsticks
Age: 18
Hometown: Preston
Gym: Reps MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: wrestling, No-Gi grappling, Amateur boxing
Fighting Style: striker/ grappler
Twitter: @ConnorHitchens1
CONNOR UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Carl Burton –  Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Fight name: Honeybadger
Age: 28
Hometown: Macclesfield
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Contestant in the 2014 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA
Fighting Style: grappler
Twitter:  @carl86burt
 Carl  UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Aidan James –  Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Age: 20
Hometown: Swansea, Wales.
Gym: Chris Rees Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record:  6-1-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Made 4 the Cage Amateur Title (135lbs)
Fighting Style: mixed/ orthodox
Twitter: @AidanJamesMMA
AIDAN UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name:  Ross Gallagher   Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Fight Name: The Boss
Age: 28
Hometown: Corby
Gym: Siam MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-5
 ROSS UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Jake Constantinou  Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Leicester
Gym:  Leicester MMA Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts:
  • MMA C-Class 12-3, Submission Wrestling, Amateur K1 – 2-0, RINGS UK Team Member (J-MMA)
  • ISKA and Battle Arena English National Lightweight Champion (A Class)
  • ISKA Northern Area Lightweight Champion (A Class)
  • ISKA England Squad member (C Class)
  • 2x ISKA English National Gold Medalist (C Class)
  • Clash UK Gold Medalist (C Class)
  • Submission Wrestling
  • IBJJF International Open Silver Medalist (Blue Belt)
  • Grapple Nation Gold Medalist
  • Ground Control Gold Medalist
  • GoToTheGround Gold Medalist
Fighting Style: submission wrestling and boxing
Twitter:  @JakeTinou
JAKE UKMAAF 2015 UK Team
Name: James Duckett  Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Manchester
Gym: Predators MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-­3
Fighting Style: boxing
James UKMMAF 2015 UK Team

Name:  Steve Steward  Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)

Age: 33
Hometown: Peterborough
Gym: Fightstar MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-2
Twitter:  @Steve_Fightstar
STEVE-S UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
For more information about the IMMAF World Championships visit: http://www.immaf.org/championship-2015/
For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation visit: http://www.immaf.org/
Follow @UKMMAF on Twitter or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ukmmaf
Main Photo Credits Official Photographer: D.Lowry/ Odin Photography
Photo Credit of James Duckett from his Facebook
 
UKMMAF Team Picture
 
ABOUT THE UKMMAF
 
The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) is a Non-Profit Organisation registered as a Limited company by guarantee. The purpose of UKMMAF is to further the development and recognition of the sport of mixed martial arts in the UNITED KINGDOM, enabling Amateur National Competitions, education of coaches and officials, supporting affiliated member clubs and regulation of sanctioned events, ensuring the highest safety standards for all those involved in MMA. The current board of directors is an interim board put in place to govern the UKMMAF until the first general assembly  and the UKMMAF will operate as a democratic organisation where its affiliated members will get an equal say through their elected representatives.
 
The UKMMAF has been accepted by the IMMAF as the National Federation for the UK (Observational membership) and under the guidance and support of The National Federation Establishment Committee we are working towards full membership. 
 
The UKMMAF works with Safe MMA as its independent medical subcommittee. For further information see  http://www.ukmmaf.org/Home.html
 
 
ABOUT THE IMMAF
 
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is the international democratic governing body for the sport of MMA, representing MMA worldwide towards all stakeholders – athletes, coaches, referees, governments, athletic commissions, sports confederations, international organizations, professional promoters and more. Founded from within the MMAcommunity for the MMA community, the purpose of the IMMAF is to protect and further the development and recognition of the sport of MMA on all levels, enabling international competition through the organization of non-profit, democratic national federations.
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Last Chance to Apply for IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA


Don’t miss out on the last opportunity to apply for the IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA. Apply here: http://bit.ly/1CIwnUR

Due to challenges posed by local authorities, the event was recently moved back to 24th to 26th April in Toronto. The Canadian Combat Alliance has carried out incredible work to enable the event to go ahead.

The “Pan American AMMA Championships” will follow a tournament format and the event includes open contests for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts, youth and adult submission grappling, adult Brazilian jiu jitsu and karate. In addition, fans can enjoy traditional Muay Thai and kickboxing matches featured at the event.

IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA
IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA

The Amateur MMA competition spans a three day period and is open to attendance from Pan American Nations. Amateur MMA competitors eliminated in the preliminaries on 24th April may participate in the BJJ or Muay Thai Championships on Saturday 25th April; and Amateur MMA Competitors eliminated on 24th April or 25th April may participate in the ISSGF Submission Grappling or Kickboxing Championships on 26th April.  Finals for the IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA will take place on Sunday evening (26th April) in the form of a carded show.

The contests are open invitationals, so that non-member countries from the American continents are welcomed to discover IMMAF and its worldwide Amateur MMA movement. Individual athletes from the American continent are also warmly invited to apply.

  • Now taking place on 24th to 26th April in Toronto
  • Open Invitational Tournament. Apply here: http://bit.ly/1CIwnUR

The event launches IMMAF’s wider global program of Amateur MMA competitions. The Americas have been pivotal in the evolution of the sport of MMA. The region is also renowned for producing high calibre talent, which will make this first annual tournament particularly compelling ahead of the 2015 IMMAF World Championships in July.

The IMMAF Pan Americans will also see the piloting of the www.splitdraw.com tournament management system that will be used for the 2015 IMMAF World Championships at UFC® International Fight Week in Las Vegas in July.

IMMAF CEO Densign White said:

“The Canadian Combat Alliance has managed to keep faith and worked incredibly hard to make this inaugural event happen in spite of great obstacles. We hope that this event will be the first of many more to come over the years, as the IMMAF family expands its footprint in the Americas. We encourage all MMA athletes that are able to, to make the journey to support this historical event by taking part.”

IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA
IMMAF Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA

To register for the IMMAF Pan American AMMA Championships, please visit: http://www.panamma.com/index.php/registration2
For information about the Canadian Combat Alliance visit:http://www.canadiancombat.com/
For information about the United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) visit: http://usammakif.org/

IMMAF SIGNS WITH UFC FIGHT PASS


IMMAF
IMMAF

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and UFC are pleased to announce that UFCFIGHTPASS.com, the UFC’s digital streaming service, has the 2014 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA available on demand here: http://www.ufc.tv/category/immaf

IMMAF CEO, Densign White, said:

“We are thrilled to see the very first IMMAF World Championships find a digital home at UFC FIGHT PASS, making the bouts available to participants, supporters and MMA fans in over 150 countries and territories worldwide. It is an honor for upcoming Amateur athletes to have their matches broadcast on such a prestigious platform; and an accolade to the caliber of the competitors coming from variedly developed MMA communities from all corners of the globe. The championships marked a historic first for the sport and can now be relived digitally via UFC FIGHT PASS. We would like to thank all involved at UFC for this opportunity.”

UFC Fight Pass Logo

UFC Fight Pass Logo

UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik said: “The inaugural IMMAF World Championships were a big hit at last year’s UFC International Fight Week and we’re excited to present these Amateur fights on UFC FIGHT PASS.”

The partnership will enable UFC FIGHT PASS members to check out the future stars that competed in first ever international, Amateur MMA championships to be held by a global, non-profit organization, between 30th June and 5th July 2014. Twenty-two countries were represented by teams from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The young athletes that competed in the 2014 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA will now join some the sport’s biggest stars featured in the libraries of PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, WEC, Invicta FC, WFA, EliteXC, Affliction Entertainment and the UFC on UFCFIGHTPASS.com.

About IMMAF

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is the international democratic body for the sport of MMA, representing MMA worldwide towards all stakeholders – athletes, coaches, referees, governments, athletic commissions, sports confederations, international organizations, professional promoters and more. Founded from within the MMA community for the MMA community, the purpose of the IMMAF is to protect and further the development and recognition of the sport of MMA on all levels, enabling international competition through the organization of non-profit, democratic national federations. www.immaf.org

About UFC FIGHT PASS

UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, is available now at UFCFIGHTPASS.com on personal computers, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Chromecast, Android, Samsung, LG Smart TV and Roku. Subscriptions are $9.99 month to month, $8.99 per month for six months or $7.99 per month for a one-year subscription. For more information visit www.ufcfightpass.com

[Press Release]