- Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 June 2022
The 2022 Pan American Championships are locked in and ready to go following team check-in. Athletes from the ten participating nations made their way to the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Independiente to register ahead of the tournament kicking off.
There are sixty-eight entries across sixteen divisions, each round of action to take place over the next three days. The host nation Mexico has brought the largest team with twenty-eight entries in total, followed by the United States, which has nine entries in their first senior IMMAF appearance under the United States Fight League (USFL).
The finalised list of competing athletes can be found below:
Opening proceedings will be Brazil’s Giulliany Perea taking on Uruguay’s Jimena Osorio. Perea is coming into this competition on the back of a very successful start to the year after winning a silver medal at the 2021 World Championships in the flyweight division. She will be moving down a division for this tournament, while her opponent, Osorio, will be making her first IMMAF appearance.
Further down the billing, Colombia’s Walter Plazas will be looking to kickstart his run at gold against Mexico’s Said Cruz Reyes. Plazas won silver at the 2019 Pan American Championships after falling short in the final via decision. Across from him, Reyes will be aiming to make a statement and open his IMMAF account in style by defeating a former medalist.
The full schedule for Day 1 of the 2022 Pan American Championships can be found below:
QUARTERFINALS MATCHES SCHEDULE
Bout 1: Female F: Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs) Giulliany Perea (Brazil) VS Jimena Osorio (Uruguay)
Bout 2: Male M: Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) Jese Negron (Puerto Rico) VS Oscar Mateo Lara Cuellar (Colombia)
Bout 3: Male M: Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs) Jaime Sierra (Mexico) VS Aidan Williams (Trinidad And Tobago)
Bout 4: Male M: Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs) Genaro Aguirre Medina (Mexico) VS Diego Torres Valbuena (Colombia)
Bout 5: Male M: Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Jonathan Powell (United States) VS Breno Yuri Santos (Brazil)
Bout 6: Male M: Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Said Cruz Reyes (Mexico) VS Walter Plazas (Colombia)
Bout 7: Male M: Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs) Brian Gonzalez Arzola (Mexico) VS Carlos Cruz (Puerto Rico)
Bout 8: Male M: Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs) Jorge Mendez Navarro (Mexico) VS Tael Nicolas Sotelo Rodriguez (Colombia)
Bout 9: Male M: Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Jaime Herrera Rodriguez (Mexico) VS Lester Batres Jr (United States)
Bout 10: Male M: Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Anthony Joseph (Trinidad And Tobago) VS Jeisson Andres Farias Poveda (Colombia)
Bout 11: Male M: Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Cristian Sanchez (Uruguay) VS Trevlon Clarke (Guyana)
Bout 12: Male M: Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs) Carlos Juarez Chavez (Mexico) VS Anthony Orozco (United States)