On Saturday, October 28th, Gliwice played host to the 8th MMA Championships organized by the MMA Poland Association. The event witnessed an impressive gathering of over 700 amateur athletes, all eager to showcase their skills on a national proving ground.
During the 8th MMA Championships, athletes from all over the country competed in five cages across the junior, senior and cadet age categories.
A total of 731 athletes registered for the competition, with 289 signing up to fight in the cadet categories (ages 12 to 18), 163 juniors (18 to 21 years old) registered, and 279 seniors, (ages 21 and over) registered. After the final verification related to weight, required tests and documents, over 632 athletes representing over 150 clubs were allowed to compete. Throughout the day, 572 bouts took place. It was the largest amateur MMA competition in the history of the country.
The results of all categories are available here.
For the third time in the MMA Championships history, the MMA Polska Association was hosted by Gliwice. This tournament unfolded within the state-of-the-art confines of the PreZero Arena Gliwice, one of Poland’s premier and largest venues of its kind.
Throughout the day, fans worldwide were able to tune in to the MMA Polska Association’s YouTube channel to catch all the action as it happened. The high-stakes finals of each category were also broadcast on Channel Sportowy and will soon be available for viewing on the TVP Sport website.
The 8th MMA Championships was the penultimate tournament planned by the MMA Poland Association for 2023. The next event will take place in December hosted by the city of Warsaw.
The competition in Gliwice was also the last chance to present one’s skills before the final selection for the national Junior and Senior teams. Those selected will set off for the 2023 IMMAF World Championships in November, where they will represent their nation on a global stage.
The 2023 IMMAF World Championships will take place from November 19 to 26 in Tirana, the capital of Albania and the European City of Sports 2023.