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UKMMAF ANNOUNCES BIGGEST WOMEN’S TEAM TO DATE FOR 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Last week the UK MMA Federation (UKMMAF) confirmed the names of 10 women (6 seniors, 4 juniors) selected to represent the national team at IMMAF-WMMAA international amateur championships in 2019.

The UKMMAF is confident of surpassing the 2018 team total, dispatched last November to the Unified World Championships, featuring 6 women in a team of 18 athletes. Next slated for action in June at the 2019 European Open Championships in Rome, with senior and junior competition taking place concurrently, the UK women’s lineup would mark the biggest representation of female talent to date on the international platform.

Decorated competitor Joanne Doyle won European Open gold for the UK in 2016, in addition to World Championships bronze the following year before claiming the European Open silver medal in 2018. For last year’s World Championships, Doyle transitioned to take the reigns as UKMMAF women’s team coach, alongside husband James Doyle, junior team coach Mark Spencer and UK team leader, Nigel Burgess. Doyle and the UKMMAF have since remained active in their campaign to further women’s MMA within the UK squad through national team trials.

Read more: https://www.immaf.org/ukmmaf-announces-biggest-womens-team-to-date-for-2019-immaf-wmmaa-championships/