IMMAF heads Kerrith Brown and Densign White attended the latest press conference in Bahrain ahead of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships at Brave International Combat Week.
Brave International Combat Week will feature the 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA, taking place from November 12 to 19 and leading into the professional showcase of Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions.
The press conference was presided by IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, IMMAF CEO Densign White, Mohammed Darwish, Bahrain MMA Federation President Khalid Alkhayyat and Mohammed Shahid, President of Brave Combat Federation.
The IMMAF President revealed that this year’s amateur World Championships will be the biggest to date. The event in Manama, Bahrain, will feature the highest number of athletes to have ever competed along with the highest number of female athletes participating. So far over 250 athletes from more than 45 nations have been registered to compete for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. In addition, the championships will be televised live for the first time.
Bahrain will be the first Asian or Arab country to host the IMMAF World Championship, and indeed the first country to host the event outside of Las Vegas, USA.
Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions will feature 32 professional athletes representing 21 nations. Brave 9 is set to be biggest fight card in the history of the Middle East. Three of Brave Combat Federation’s championships titles will be contest on the main card.
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships take place at Khalifa Sports City Arena from 12 to 19 November, as part of Brave International Combat Week, the 2017 World Championships are set to be the biggest event in the history of amateur MMA under IMMAF with more participants than ever before representing nations from all continents. 2017 marks the first year of the IMMAF Worlds taking place outside of Las Vegas, USA.