IMMAF KICKS OFF UFC FIGHT WEEK WITH INAUGRAL ASIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT MARINA BAY SANDS IN SINGAPORE
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Singapore – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization has partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to bring its inaugural Asian Open Championships to Singapore. This tournament is in progress this week during UFC Fight Night Singapore’s week long fan activities leading up to its highly anticipated live event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday June 17 2017.
The 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships of Amateur MMA is taking place from June 12-16 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This will be IMMAF’s first Open Championships in Asia supported by the UFC’s on-going commitment in developing MMA in the region. Amateur athletes from all over Asia and across the world are invited to participate and show their skills in front of fans. This event is free and open to the public and will showcase local MMA talent as they strive to impress their peers.
“We are excited to partner again with UFC for our first championships in Asia and grateful for their ongoing support,” IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said “Asia is a spiritual home to many martial arts traditions, and renowned as a continent for its talent. We look forward to welcoming Asian national teams in full force, including IMMAF debutants from Thailand, China and Singapore itself. I urge competitors to contact their national federations to earn a spot on the world’s premier Amateur MMA platform.”
IMMAF events have boasted up to 200 participants from up to 30 countries and 5 continents worldwide. The open events invite participation from affiliated national teams world over, but bring the opportunity to compete to different continental regions – this time to the doorstep of 13 member nations in Asia. Weight categories run from strawweight (female) to super heavyweight (male), and participants compete under IMMAF Amateur MMA rules. Registered participants will each receive a pair of tickets to UFC Fight Night Singapore: Holm vs. Correia and the first 165 entrants to register will receive a free UFC Fight Pass subscription.
“We are thrilled that IMMAF’s very first Asian Open Championships will take place during UFC Singapore’s fight week,” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content, Joe Carr, said We’re looking forward to giving fans a memorable and premium experience in June that will culminate with the best fight card the UFC has brought to Asia in years.”
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® SINGAPORE went on sale Friday, April 7 at 10am and are priced at S$378, S$248, S$128, S$98, and S$58 (prices do not include applicable service charges and fees). Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.sportshubtix.sg, the Sports Hub Tix Box Office, Sports Hub Tix Outlets at all SingPost locations, and by calling Sports Hub Tix Hotline at +65 3158 7888.
There is a limited number of UFC VIP Experience packages available for purchase. Select VIP Experience packages include a private ‘Inside the Octagon’ tour, reserved seating at the weigh-ins and premium UFC merchandise. All VIP Experience packages grant access to the UFC VIP Lounge and meet and greet opportunities with guest fighters.
Dates and times subject to change without notice.