The English Mixed Martial Arts Association has announced plans to host an invitational championships later this year, at the Arnold Sports Festival in Birmingham. The invitational opportunity will expand to members of their respective national governing bodies within UK home nations and Ireland, EMMAA revealed in their statement, included below.
Birmingham, UK. June 11th 2021: The English Mixed Martial Arts Association (EMMAA) will host its inaugural National Mixed Martial Arts Amateur Invitational tournament in October 2021 at the Arnold Sports Festival at the Birmingham NEC.
The IMMAF-recognised regulatory body for mixed martial arts in England will be hosting a three-day invitational event from October 1st – 3rd, set to showcase the rising and emerging talent of the sports’ young athletes.
The invitation extends to the home nations and is accepting applications from Scotland, Wales and Ireland to take their place in this landmark event.
All the action will take place inside the new IMMAF-certified fighting area at the Arnold, overseen by EMMAA. The event will feature a host of special guests and educational material in a bid to showcase the development of the sport at an amateur level.
What is EMMAA:
The English Mixed Martial Arts Association, EMMAA, is led by international referee Marc Goddard, as President, and a total of nine founding directors. The main objective of the Association is the development of MMA as a sport discipline.
EMMAA shares the International Olympic Committee (IOC) belief in sport’s power to connect people. The organization will promote MMA as a sport for everyone, regardless of origin, social status, race or religion.
The mission of the organization is education at a grass roots level in order to minimize risk in the discipline. The Olympic Spirit and fair play are the principles that the Association will instil in the youngest generation. Alongside sport development and regulation, the long-term goal is to see MMA into the Olympic Games.