- 11 – 18 FEBRUARY 2023
- NOVI BEOGRAD, SERBIA
- SENIOR & JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
- WATCH LIVE AT IMMAF.TV
Athlete registration opens today, December 9, for the 2022 IMMAF World Championships for Seniors and Juniors. Hosted by the Serbian MMA Federation, the two amateur tournaments are to take place at Štark Arena, in Novi Beograd (Belgrade), Serbia, from 11 to 18 February. IMMAF’s OTT platform, immaf.tv, will stream all bouts for fans all over the world.
The Championships will hold six weight divisions for female athletes, from Atomweight to Lightweight, and ten for male athletes, from Strawweight to Super Heavyweight. Those interested in competing should contact their IMMAF-affiliated national MMA federation for information. The deadline for entries is 13 January 2023. The competition will be conducted per the latest IMMAF Amateur rules.
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said:
“This is the IMMAF flagship event where athletes gather from around the world on the biggest stage for amateur MMA. We have found a partner in the Serbian MMA Federation with all of the human and financial resources to make this happen. On behalf of the IMMAF board of directors, I would like to extend my gratitude and congratulations to the President of the host federation Mr Luka Nikolic for securing these championships”.
Luka Nikolić, President SMMAA, said:
“As president of the MMA Federation of Serbia, it is a great honour for me that we will be the hosts in Belgrade. I wish good health to all national teams, coaches and fighters so they can show their best skills on the days of the championships.”
This Senior and Junior World Championships is for all IMMAF Member Federations. The top 32 ranked countries, per the IMMAF World rankings list as of November 7, 2022, have a priority option to enter one (1) athlete in each weight division by the outline cut-off date, Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
After this cut-off date, brackets will be opened to all national federations outside of the top 32 ranked teams, who then also have a priority option to enter one (1) athlete in each weight division if there are any spaces available in the brackets by the outline cut-off date, Friday, January 6, 2023.
In the case where space is still available, the top 32 ranked countries will be able to register a second athlete in each weight division by Monday, January 9, 2023. Teams ranked 33 and below can enter a 2nd competitor on a first come, first served basis by Friday, January 13, 2023.