On April 9th & 10th the MMA League of Azerbaijan will host its National Open Championships in the capital city of Baku, serving as the National Trials for Azerbaijan’s Amateur MMA Team ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. AMMAL leaders are expecting approximately 200 athletes to compete across the two-day event and female athletes will also be competing for the first time in the country’s National Championships. 115lb stawweight competitor Lyudmila Sadirina made history for her country at the 2015 IMMAF European Open last November when she competed in Walsall, England, as the first female athlete to represent the National Amateur MMA Team of Azerbaijan. Sadirina will be looking to make her way to the IMMAF World Championships this Summer as she is currently set to compete at the National Open in April. The Azerbai̇jan Mixed Martial Arts League is recognized under the Ministry of Sports of Azerbaijan and Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan.