Featherweight Fatime Nanasi Hopes for “German- Hungarian Final”

Fatime Nánási

Pictured: Fatime Nánási is awarded the 2016 IMMAF World Championships Bronze medal in the Women’s Featherweight division

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Team Hungary debuted under IMMAF at last year’s 2015 European Open in Birmingham (UK), where Light Heavyweight Balaze Kiss was to earn a silver medal.

At the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas, Hungary entered 5 athletes to see women’s featherweight contender, Fatime Nanasi, win Bronze

Nanasi returns for this week’s 2016 European Open alongside Welterweight teammate Attila Cziffra, who fell unwell during the World Championships to experience a first round loss and aims for greater success at this event. Meanwhile in  vocally hoping for a “German-Hungarian final”, Nanasi is calling out World Silver medallist Julia Dorny, who defeated her in the World Semi-Finals and is the sole German in the division.

See the athlete profiles for Team Hugary for the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships, below:

László Lévai

László Lévai

 

Name: László Lévai
Light Heavyweight
Age: 23
Hometown: Budapest
Occupation: Personal Trainer Fight
Record: 1-0-0
Titles: WAC World Champion, Hungarian Zen Bu Kan Kempo Champion, K-1 heawyweight champion
Fight style: Zen Bu Kan Kempo
Comment: “I come to win!”

 

Name: Alexandra Kovács
Women’s Flyweight
Age: 25
Hometown: Dunakeszi, Hungary

Alexandra Kovács

Alexandra Kovács

Occupation: sports coach in a high school, studying Physical Education at University, teaches kempo for kids (from age 5 to 14)
Amateur MMA record: 2-2-0
Titles/ medals: Kempo Full Contact National Champion 2014, 2015, 2016; Thai boxing 1st place 2015, Brazilian jiu-jitsu 1st place 2014, 2015, University Championship wrestling – 1st place wrestling, judo – 3rd place
Belts: ZBK Kempo purple belt, Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt
Fight style: Zen Bu Kan Kempo
Previous sports experience: Traditional jiu-jitsu
Comment: “It’s hard to find qualified opponents in Hungary: I hope to test my knowledge at the IMMAF Championships. I hope to attain a good result.”

Name: Fatime Nánási
Women’s Featherweight
Age: 21
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Occupation: Employee
Fight record: 5-5-0
Titles/ medals:

2013
– FILA World Championship
NoGi Grappling 1st place
Gi Grappling 2nd place

2014
– FILA World Championship
NoGi Grappling 1st place
Pankration Traditional 1st place
Pankration Elite 1st place

Fatime Nánási

Fatime Nánási

2016
-UWW European Championship
Pankration Traditional 2nd place
-IMMAF World Championship
3rd place
-HMMAF Hungarian Championship
1st place
– Global Grappling Hungarian Championship
1st place
Comment: “I loved this year’s IMMAF World Championship in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, I couldn’t show who I am. This time I will show myself at my best! I want a German-Hungarian final.”

 

Name: Balázs Böröcz
Bantamweight
Age: 30
Hometown: Pécs-Szentlőrinc
Occupation: Kempo Trainer
Amateur MMA record: 3-3-0

Balázs Böröcz

Balázs Böröcz

Titles/ medals/ belts: 2nd dan in Zen Bu Kan Kempo
Fight style: Zen Bu Kan Kempo
Comment: “I want to test myself and my knowledge against international competition”

 

Name: Bence Novotny
Light Heavyweight
Age: 32
Hometown: Pécs
Occupation: teaching martial arts to mentally disabled people
Amateur MMA record: 1-0-0
Titles: Zen Bu Kan Kempo national champion,
ICKKF World champion
Fight style: Kempo
Previous sports experience: water polo

Bence Novotny

Bence Novotny

Name: Attila Cziffra
Welterweight
Age: 28
Hometown: Dombóvár
Amateur MMA Record: 11-5-0
Any titles:
2016:
Hungarian MMA Champion 84kg
2013:
NoGi Grappling 3rd place

Comment: “When I was little I practised karate for 3 years, then later I played football for years. I competed in the World Championships this, but didn’t attain any serious results. Unfortunately I fell sick, and so couldn’t continue with the competition. Now I feel that I am ready and I can end the year with better results.”

Attila Cziffra

Attila Cziffra

 

For more about the IMMAF European Open Championships go to: http://www.immaf.org/championships/2016-immaf-european-open-championships/