IMMAF BRINGS TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BUCHAREST:
– 2018 IMMAF YOUTH EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (18 – 21s)
– 2018 IMMAF SENIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (18+)
- 17 – 23 June
- Bucharest – Romania
The International MMA Federation and Romanian Kempo MMA Federation are bringing two nation vs nation, amateur MMA tournaments to Bucharest to the Grand Rin Hotel, from 17 to 23 June 2018. Each competition will have its own draw and the two tournaments will run concurrently:
2018 IMMAF YOUTH EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS (18 – 21s – JUNIOR EVENT)
The IMMAF Youth European Open Championships is the IMMAF’s first ever junior competition for 18,19 & 20 year olds only. The tournament is an ‘Open’ event, welcoming international competitors from outside of Europe.
All IMMAF junior competitions will take place under the standard IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules. Their purpose is to provide better opportunity for younger rising stars to shine against competitors of a similarly limited range of experience. In line with IMMAF’s ethos, they create a safer competition environment for younger adults who have not yet reached their physical peak. Additionally, the Junior competitions create increased opportunities for national teams to win medals.
2018 IMMAF SENIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (18+ – SENIOR EVENT)
The IMMAF Senior European Championships is open to all European competitors of age 18 and above, who have been selected by their National Federation. To clarify, to participate in the senior event, competitors must be citizens of a European nation, making the tournament IMMAF’s first closed continental event.
National Federations are permitted to submit up to two competitors per weight category into each tournament, totalling a maximum of four per weight category across the two events, subject to the protocol outlined in the Tournament Handbook. Weight categories span Strawweight to Lightweight for women, and Flyweight to Super Heavyweight for men. The largest national teams could theoretically present up to fifty-six athletes across two competitions.
Romanian Kempo MMA Federation President, Amatto Zaharia, said:
“It is a great honour to invite all IMMAF’s members to take part in this prestigious MMA event, hosted in Romania under the authorization of the Romanian Ministry of Sports and Romanian Olympic Committee. This will be a great opportunity for the entire Romanian and world MMA communities to work together towards the same goal. I look forward to seeing all of you soon in Romania, in the field of competition of the 2018 IMMAF European MMA Championships.”
Registration will open shortly. Athletes wishing to participate should contact their national federation for local tryouts information and updates.