Amateur MMA teams and athletes from across the world are welcomed to compete in the 2016 Indian Open MMA Championship, which takes place as part of the BodyPower Expo in Mumbai from January 8th – 10th.
Governed by IMMAF member, the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA), the mixed martial arts festival is to be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai’s Goregaon East. It marks a third successful year of partnership between BodyPower and the AIMMAA, with an increased number of martial arts athletes anticipated including international teams from Bahrain, UAE, Iran and Afghanistan.
Besides hosting its full contact Amateur MMA Championship under IMMAF Amateur rules, the 2016 event will also feature India’s light- and semi-contact variant, Sport MMA, and Submission Wrestling for juniors and adults. The festival culminates with a stacked professional card featuring India’s up and coming pro athletes on the evening of the January 10th, sanctioned by AIMMAA.
AIMMAA Director, Dan Isaac, commented:
“The 2015 BodyPower India Open MMA Championships has helped many up and coming MMA athletes to showcase their skills. Kantharaj from Bangalore won the featherweight amateur full contact event and went on to represent India at the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Championships in Las Vegas. Seth Rosario of Delhi MMA ,after winning the welterweight category, was selected to compete at Super Fight League “Capital Collision” where he went on to win in spectacular fashion. This year the AIMMAA tournament committee will be looking out for athletes who could represent their gyms, states, and country at similar high profile events.”
To apply to participate in the 2016 Indian Open MMA Championship, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS - FOUR PART SERIES
[ HIGHLIGHT VIDEO 1] Bodypower India Open MMA Championship 2015 Part 1: Overview and Weigh Ins
[ HIGHLIGHT VIDEO 2] Bodypower India Open MMA Championship 2015 Part 2: Grappling
[ HIGHLIGHT VIDEO 3] Bodypower India Open MMA Championship 2015 Part 3: Amateur MMA
[ HIGHLIGHT VIDEO 3] Bodypower India Open MMA Championship 2015 Part 3: Professional MMA Night