2016 European Open: Team Estonia raises the odds for Significant Upsets

BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE One European nation to make its IMMAF debut at the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, next week is Estonia. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s national team vs national team, Amateur MMA tournament will play out over 5 days from 22 to 26 November at the Arena of Sparta and marks IMMAF’s second European Open event. 181 athletes from 30 nations have signed up to compete. As the competition increases event on event, the new team promises to push three divisions into further uncharted territory, raising the odds for some significant upsets. TEAM ESTONIA

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Team Estonia, courtesy of sport.delfi.ee: Jaak Rudov ,……, Helin Paara, Kaupo Kokamägi
Under the leadership of veteran MMA competitor, Ott Tonissaar, the Estonian Mixed Martial Arts Federation has been a member of IMMAF since its launch year in 2012. Frustratingly, due to compliance differences between Estonia’s historic definition of Amateur and the emerging criteria of IMMAF, the EMMAF was previously restricted from submitting a team into IMMAF competitions. As fresh talent has moved up the ranks in Estonia, IMMAF is excited to welcome an Estonian team for the first time and much is expected of its representatives. The team will be keen to make its much anticipated mark in the IMMAF divisions. Led by coach, Vallo Hallus, Team Estonia has registered the following athletes: – Helin Paara – Women’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) – Kaupo Kokamägi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) – Jaak Rudov – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Paara and Rudov train out of 3D Treening in Tallinn, while Kokamägi trains out of Võimla in Tartu. For more about the IMMAF European Open Championships go to: https://www.immaf.org/championships/2016-immaf-european-open-championships/

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