REGISTRATION OPENS: 2019 EUROPEAN & JUNIOR EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
[London. 29 March 2019] Athlete registration opens today for the 2019 IMMAF – WMMAA European & Junior European Open Championships which take place in Rome from 18 to 23 June.
President Saverio Longo of Host Federation, FIGMMA (Federazione Italiana Grappling Mixed Martial Arts), commented:
” I am very proud to be organising the IMMAF – WMMAA European Championships in Rome, together with Vito Paolillo, FIGMMA’s Vice-president. I want to thank IMMAF – WMMAA presidents, Kerrith Brown and Vadim Finkelchtein, and CEO Densign White for the trust they have given us, and I want to thank FIJLKAM President Domenico Falcone for granting us use of the temple of Italian martial arts, the PalaPellicone of Ostia, a marvellous venue on the Roman seafront, where the tournament will take place. We are committed to delivering, for the participating national teams, a well organised tournament and a comfortable stay in the beautiful city of Rome. Rome is ready to welcome all the best Amateur MMA competitors from around the world!”
ABOUT THE 2019 EUROPEAN & JUNIOR EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Running in parallel, the two five-day, nations tournaments are open to amateur MMA competitors from around the world, across 14 weight categories, from Atomweight to Lightweight for women, and Strawweight to Super Heavyweight for men.
While the Senior Championships is open to all eligible athletes over the age of 18, the U21s Junior Championships gives a platform for competitors of 18, 19 and 20 years only. The Junior events are designed to provide better opportunity for younger rising stars to shine against fellow competitors of a similarly limited range of experience. In line with IMMAF- WMMAA’s ethos, they also create a safer competition environment for younger adults who have not yet reached their physical peak.
- Chinese Taipei
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- First Nations
- South Korea