- 10 JULY 2022, 14:00 hrs (UTC + 10)
- FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Watch the finals of the 2022 IMMAF Oceania Championships live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports, this Sunday 10 July at 14:00 hrs (UTC +10) from the Logan Metro Sports Events Centre. Available to subscribers worldwide, the programming will show exclusively on the UFC FIGHT PASS platform in Oceania.
The deal forms part of a two-event agreement between the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Australia (IMMAFA), UFC FIGHT PASS, and the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) that will also see the ANZMMA Invitational broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS on 27 August 2022. The New Zealand vs Australia teams tournament will be live-streamed from Queenstown, New Zealand.
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “It is a great exposure opportunity for elite amateur talent competing in the IMMAF Oceania Championships and ANZMMA Invitational tournaments to feature on the UFC FIGHT PASS platform. We welcome the support of UFC FIGHT PASS in facilitating the production and broadcast of these events and the broader support that this deal gives to the sport development of MMA in Oceania.”
ABOUT THE 2022 IMMAF OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS
Hosted by IMMAFA (the official amateur federation of MMA in Australia), the finals mark the culmination of the MMA nations tournament taking place from 9 to 10 July at the Logan Metro Sports Events Centre. The championship is set to feature some of the best elite amateur talent from across the continent (from Australia, New Zealand and French Polynesia), battling for gold, silver or bronze medals and to secure a spot on their national team for the IMMAF World Championships. The tournament draw takes place on 8 July.
Team New Zealand arrives at the event as a favourite after the triumph of many of its athletes at the 2021 IMMAF World Championships. Fergus Jenkins was the biggest breakout star of the team in the tournament that took place in Abu Dhabi, after he secured the gold medal in the middleweight division. Michelle Montague, recently turned pro, is another of New Zealand’s most prominent athletes. On the Australian side, Troy Fumo is an athlete to keep an eye on with a gold medal from the 2020 Oceania’s on his record. French Polynesia participated for the first time on the IMMAF platform in 2020 at the Oceania Championships, with Hiro Lemaire scoring a gold medal for the region in the Super Heavyweight category.
Participation in IMMAF Continental Championships accrues ranking points for athletes and teams in the World Amateur MMA Rankings, with top-performing athletes seeded for the end-of-year IMMAF World Championships.