The 5-day IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA tournament commences at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel in the Sunset Ballroom with preliminaries from Monday, July 6 to Thursday July 9. The finals of the World Championship tournaments will then take place as part of the UFC Fan Expo at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, where IMMAF’s 2015 champions and medalists will be crowned.
The contest follows a tournament format and competitors will be selected each day by draw to determine who they will face in the next rout over 5 days of competition. With 8 weight classes for men (Flyweight – Heavyweight) and 4 for women (Strawweight – Featherweight), the international event follows IMMAF Rules of Amateur MMA in accordance with local legislation, under Amateur MMA governing body UMMAF and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The matches will be broadcast, post-event, on UFC FIGHT PASS and international television. Official results will be posted at the close of each competition day.
Las Vegas promotion, “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts”, is thrilled to partner with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) for its second year to host the prestigious event.
For more information about the event visit: http://www.immaf.org/championship-2015/
Below are the opening bouts for fighters from Team UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland, in addition to the full day 1 schedule.
Women’s Strawweight quarter finals:
Minna Grusander (Finland) vs. Amy Omara (UK)
Men’s Light-Heavyweight quarter finals:
Tencho Karaenev (Bulgaria) vs. Steve Steward (UK)
Fahed Dandach (Lebanon) vs. Denis Perry (UK)
Men’s Welterweight opening round (last 16):
Steven Moore (Northern Ireland) vs. Asger Pedersen (Denmark)
Jake Constantinou (UK) vs. Birzhan Mukhambet (Kazakhstan)
Women’s Featherweight semi-final:
Lindsey Lawrence (USA) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (Rep. of Ireland)
Men’s Bantamweight opening round (last 8):
Jose Torres (USA) vs. Carl Burton (UK)
Renato Vidovic (Sweden) vs. Carl McNally (Northern Ireland)
Men’s Lightweight opening round (last 32):
James Gallagher (Rep. of Ireland) vs. Sam Agushi (USA)
Josh Ellis (UK) gets BYE to last 16 vs. Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria)
Ciaran Breslin (Northern Ireland) gets BYE to last 16
Men’s Middleweight opening round (last 16):
Kiefer Crosbie (Rep. of Ireland) gets BYE to quarter finals
Asterio Lucchesini (Italy) vs. James Duckett (UK)
Men’s Featherweight opening round (last 16):
Frans Mlambo (Rep. of Ireland) vs. Abvlav Tolesh (Kazakhstan)
Aidan James (UK) vs. Omer Kavakli (Denmark)
Ross McCorriston (Northern Ireland) vs. Filipe Catanho (Portugal)
Mens’s Flyweight quarter final:
Mark McGlinchey (Northern Ireland) vs. Serdar Altas (Sweden)