2017 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
KHALIFA SPORTS CITY ARENA - MANAMA, BAHRAIN
12 - 19 NOVEMBER 2017, BRAVE INTERNATIONAL COMBAT WEEK
258 Athletes from 40 countries around the world have been invited to compete in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation's 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA.
IMMAF's prestigious nation vs nation tournament will be hosted by the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) in Manama at Khalifa Sports City Arena from 12 to 19 November, as part of Brave International Combat Week and is endorsed by the Bahrain Olympic Committee.
The IMMAF World Championships commences with an Opening Ceremony and Tournament Draw on the evening of 12 November at 7pm. It then comprises 4 days of preliminaries from 13 to 16 November (staring 3pm on 13-14; starting 2pm on 15-16), pausing for professional MMA event, 'Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions' on 17 November, and culminating with IMMAF's Finals and Medals Ceremony on 18 November (at 3pm).
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships is set to be IMMAF's biggest yet and spans 14 weight categories, from Strawweight to Lightweight for women, and Flyweight to Super Heavyweight for men. The provisional list of National Teams and Athletes can be viewed here
Tickets to the 2017 IMMAF World Championships can be purchased online here: https://www.tathaker.net/index.php?cPath=237_240
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from the nearby Seef Mall in Manama (on Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway), or on the door at Khalifa Sports City arena on the days of competition.
Both one-day and package tickets are available, as well as VIP options.
Tickets to 'Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions' can be purchased online here: https://www.bravefights.com/tickets/
LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships will be broadcast live on television via Bahrain TV and Abu Dhabi TV in the Middle East. The live package follows the tournament through the full 5 days of competition.
LIVE ONLINE INTERNATIONALLY
Download the Bahrain TV app onto your mobile device to view the full 5 days of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships live.
The Bahrain TV (Ministry of Information and Affairs) app is downloadable from iTunes and Google Play.
IMMAF CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHLIGHTS SERIES
- A ten-hour, serialized highlights programme will be available to view after the event on Extreme Sports Channel in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
- It will also be available for the first time on new channel FreeSports TV in the UK.
- FreeSports is available on Freeview, TalkTalk and BT on channel 95, on Sky on 424 and FreeSat on 252.
- Each highlights programme tells the back story and follows the journey of the tournament's eventual medallists through 2017 IMMAF World Championships.
Check the broadcast channel scheduling information for dates and times.
TEAM SOUTH AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS
In South Africa, Team South Africa matches can be watched post-event on Vodacom.