The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) announced the return of international Amateur MMA to Johannesburg for the 2017 IMMAF Africa Open Championships playing out from 28 August to 2 September.
Kerrith Brown said:
“MMASA offered once-in-a-lifetime hospitality last year and created a welcoming, home-from-home atmosphere for the international teams. Besides the experience of the competition itself, which saw our first Africa medals awarded, participants were given the opportunity to go on Safari and to go Skydiving among other tourist pursuits, which all added to the package and provided a memorable, and personalized experience.”
MMASA and IMMAF Board Director, Raymond Phillips, said:
“The 2017 Africa Open proved a successful first event over which participants enjoyed an Africa experience that went beyond the competition itself. It was a privilege to welcome international athletes to compete with talent from Africa, broadening the experience of those that may never secure the finances to travel to Europe, the United States or Bahrain. We look forward to the competition growing year on year.”