Bahrain to host MMA amateur championship this November

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Bahrain to host MMA amateur championship this November

If you want to show the world you’re masterful at muay Thai or wonderful at wrestling, this upcoming amateur MMA event could be perfect for you.

IMAAF’s senior and junior world championship is heading to Manama for the third year in a row and will see five days of action between November 11 and November 16.

Khalifa Sport City is set to be electric during the duration of the competition, but for those of you who can’t make it, you’ll be able to watch all the fights live on

The finals for the amateur event will take place on Saturday November 16, but guests will also be treated to a professional MMA night a day before, hosted as part of BRAVE International Combat Week.

Last year’s event saw 285 athletes come to Bahrain from 51 nations, with Team Russia taking the top spot.

Officials are hoping November’s event will see even more people taking part for a record-breaking year.

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Khalifa, who as Youth and Sports Minister and national Olympic Committee President in Bahrain, has been the driving force behind the development of MMA in the region.

“We look forward to working again with the Bahrain MMA Federation and BRAVE to deliver another incomparable World Championship event for our athletes.”

Potential competitors will need to sign up on by contacting their national IMMAF or WMMAA affiliated national federation for information.

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