The Colombian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (OCAMM) hosted its inaugural continental open championships from December 10-11 at the Sports Palace in Bogotá. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown was also in attendance for the competition.
The event, which was streamed live on IMMAF.tv, had both junior and senior brackets.
Invitations to compete were sent to Pan American nations, and athletes from eight countries were featured at the competition. The eight nations represented were Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and the USA.
Mexico finished the competition top of the medal table, followed by home nation Colombia, while Panama finished in third place.
Mexico’s standout athlete from the 2021 World Championships, Diego Torres, returned to action at the event, taking gold in the middleweight division.
USA’s David Camacho competed in his third tournament of the year and bounced back from two tough IMMAF outings earlier this year. Camacho finished his semi-final opponent via TKO/KO before missing out on gold in the final.
Following the event, OCAMM President Jaime Baron expressed his delight with the tournament
“For us, as the host country, it is an honour to have such a wide variety of participating delegations. We are sure that the union between our countries will help us to develop the sport based on the Olympic principles and the IMMAF guidance, with the vision of the president Mr Kerrith Brown to whom we extend a special greeting of thanks for her support for regional development.”