On Saturday, October 8, MMA Polska hosted its 5th set of MMA Championships in Gliwice, Poland. The event attracted 360 entrants, a record number of athletes and saw over 300 bouts take place at the event.
Competitors from all over the country travelled to Gliwice to compete across senior, junior and youth categories. The entire event was prepared in cooperation with the city and Arena Gliwice.
The competition took place a week following the 2022 IMMAF European Championships, which saw Poland thrive, finishing third on the junior medal table and fourth in senior.
Mateusz Mitko was amongst the gold medalists, winning four bouts on the day in the senior welterweight division, extending his seasoned amateur record.
Magdalena Chachulska came out of the tournament with two wins and a bantamweight gold medal after she competed in a round-robin format. Małgorzata Tkocz took gold in the featherweight division after claiming wins over three opponents on the day.
In the youth brackets, a number of Ukrainian youth world medalists competed, including Yeva Buzhenko, Darina Sadich and Illia Konko, who all found themselves on the podium at the competition.
This was the final set of Championships the federation will host for 2022, topping off a very successful year as they continue to develop the future of MMA in Poland. Following the event, President Martin Lewandowski spoke about the plans for next year.
“Our plans are ambitious. We will definitely organise three more editions of the national competition, and the fourth will be unique.”