19 officials from 11 countries assigned to 2017 IMMAF World Championships

An experienced team of 19 referees and judges have been assigned as officials for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships.

Taking place in Manama, Bahrain, at Khalifa Sports City Arena from 12 to 19 November, as part of Brave International Combat Week, the 2017 World Championships are anticipated to be the biggest event to date under IMMAF with more participants than ever before representing nations from all continents.

Each registered official is an approved representative nominated by their national governing body and is a successful graduate of IMMAF’s official certification course. With a limited number of positions, chosen applicants were assigned by the IMMAF technical committee as referees, judges or both based on the applied for position and individual experience in the role.

At international IMMAF championships referees and judges are supervised by head official, Marc Goddard: IMMAF technical adviser, course leader and committee member.

Officials assigned to the 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA listed below:

Axel Vankimmenade (Belgium) – referee
Ahmed Korchi (France) – referee
Gerd Richter (Germany) – referee
Torsten Hass (Germany) – referee
Clemens Werner (Germany) – judge
Valer Papp (Hungary) – referee
Samuel Lalrozâma (India) – referee
Kevin Alfred David (India) – judge
Prasad Gaitonde (India) – referee
Sharif Mohammed Bapu (India) – referee
Darrach O’Duibh (Ireland) – referee, judge
Mariusz Domasat (Ireland) – referee
Derek Hickey (Ireland) – referee, judge
Vito Paolillo (Italy) – referee
Pawel Harasim (Poland) – judge
Paulo De Oliveira (Portugal) – referee
Kevin Sataki (Sweden) – referee, judge
Justin Brown (USA) – referee, judge
Ryan Brueggeman (USA) – referee