From March 31 to April 2, The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (CBMMAD) hosted MMA Fight Week 2023, a multi-sport event, in the model that CBMMAD aims to carry out, embracing all combat sports in Brazil.
The event took place in Brasilia, Brazil, where competitions took place, with the amateur MMA championships being the main attraction of the event. Grappling, Wrestling, Muay Thai, and Boxing were the other four competitions held over the three days. In addition, cultural presentations such as capoeira and capotherapy took place.
Rules seminars for both Jiu-Jitsu and MMA were also among the activities, with the MMA seminar was carried out by refereeing director Guilherme Bravo.
It was the federation’s first MMA championships of the year, with more events in the pipeline to help establish the national team that will travel to the Pan American Championship and World Championships to represent Brazil.
One hundred and thirty athletes registered to compete across sixteen weight categories, with Sixty-two travelling from various regions of Brazil to participate in the event.
Led by the Nogueira brothers, CBMMAD stepped up in 2021 to inherit the development of the Brazil national team. The 2021 World Championships was the first event CBMMAD was tasked with sending a team to.. Since then, Brazil has won medals at two editions of the IMMAF World Championships and four gold medals at the 2022 Pan American Championships.
Events such as MMA Fight Week 2023 are promising signs for the nation’s development of the sport at an amateur level and could mean that more IMMAF medals return to Brazil in the near future.
The medalists in each category from MMA Fight Week 2023 are below:
F – Atomweight – 47.6
Gold Medal: Geovania Vieira – DF
F – Strawweight – 52.1
Gold Medal: Thayane Vinhas – RJ
Silver Medal: Ethiene Alayde – RJ
F – Flyweight – 56.7
Gold Medal: Andressa Alves – GO
Silver Medal: Andressa Ferreira – DF
M – Strawweight – 52.1
Gold Medal: Miguel Silva – RJ
M – Flyweight – 56.7
Gold Medal: Luiz Henrique – RJ
Silver Medal: Matheus Roffe – RJ
M – Bantamweight – 61.2
Gold Medal: Marcos Vinicius – DF
Silver Medal: Matheus Varuzzi – SP
M – Featherweight – 65.8
Gold Medal: João Roque – DF
Silver Medal: Rodrigo Pires – RJ
M – Lightweight – 70.3
Gold Medal: Gabriel Leandro Mello – SP
Silver Medal: Rafael Correia – DF
M – Welterweight – 77.1
Gold Medal: Guilherme Porto – MT
Silver Medal: Alan Adler – MG
M – Middleweight – 83.9
Gold Medal: Uziel Henrique – DF
Silver Medal: Givan Borges – DF
M – LightHeavyweight – 93
Gold Medal: Fabricio Ribeiro – DF
Silver Medal: Jaime Garcia – DF
M – SuperHeavyweight + 120.2
Gold Medal: Jorge Araujo – MG