90 athletes (pictured above) from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gathered on July 18-19 to compete in their nation’s first domestic national championships for youths.
Saudi federation President, Aziz Julaidan (pictured), a former professional contender and Arabic MMA champion, stated : “I am very happy to focus on the grassroots of MMA and work with the youth who are the future. I promise to build this for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its future future world champs.”
Wissam Abi Nader, who sits on the IMMAF-WMMAA board of directors for Lebanon and Asia, commented:
“I am really happy that MMA is developing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among the youth and grass roots of the sport. I have great confidence in the head of the federation, Aziz Julaidan, and look forward to seeing the nation’s talent evolve as Saudi MMA elevates to a higher level.”
IMMAF – WMMAA completed the inaugural Youth MMA World Championships in Rome from August 3-4, welcoming 26 competing national teams and over 250 athletes age 12 to 17.]]>