The Belgian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) has committed to a prolific new initiative, hosting its own series of international open events throughout 2018 for registered athletes from clubs affiliated with their respective national governing bodies.
The Belgian MMA Federation ushered in this new start during February, taking place in the artistic city of Charleroi. Amateur mixed martial artists from Belgium, France and The Netherlands took part on a busy card providing a platform for grass roots European talent.
“As promised, events will be more frequent this year. A big thankyou to the teams present for their participation and their fair play, thanks also to the volunteers, referees and spectators,” the BMMAF commented.
The grass roots event hosted teams representing gyms from across all three nations: NR Gym, Vitor Shaolin Team, Covyn Team, Bushido Crew, Team Sayah, Talbi Team, Center Top Team, MMA Factory, Red Kings, JinBo Hapkido, Ringer Sport Plaza Dordrecht, DaVinci , Ronin MMA and StreetSport.
With the follow up event already set for May 5 back in Charleroi, and with an additional ‘Teenage’ category for under-18s, the event anticipates steady growth and looks forward to welcoming international participants from a growing list of nations – open to worldwide competitors.
The Belgian Open Amateur MMA events take place independently of IMMAF championships.