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 

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


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


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


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


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*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 The UKMMAF will continue to update the competitors’ records as further fights can be verified. 

Photo Credit: Odin Lowry


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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Main Photo Credits Official Photographer: D.Lowry/ Odin Photography
Photo Credit of James Duckett from his Facebook
UKMMAF Team Picture
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
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.