Australia’s national amateur MMA championships return to the Arnold Classic Sports Festival in March taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, in association with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA). Victorious athletes will earn themselves a priority spot on the Australian national amateur MMA team for upcoming international IMMAF championships.
Last year Australian athletes competed for the first time at the IMMAF World Championships in July, taking place in Las Vegas, USA, at the UFC fan Expo during the UFC 200 International Fight Week. The most successful representative was Andrew Stanway who took Bronze in the Middleweight division, besting opponents from Poland, France and New Zealand en route to a podium finish. Stanway secured his place at the World Championships by winning the 185lb division Arnold Classic earlier in the year.
To register and for more information visit IMMAFA.org
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships take place this year during the month of November. The 2017 IMMAF events schedule includes:
2017 IMMAF European Open Championships – March 29 to April 2 – Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships – June – location TBA
2017 IMMAF Africa Open Championships – August 28 to September 2 – Johannesburg, South Africa
2017 IMMAF World Championships – November – Manama, Bahrain