Khalifa Sports City Arena – Manama, Bahrain
12–19 Nov 2017, Brave International Combat Week
258 Athletes from 40 countries competed in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA.
IMMAF’s prestigious nation vs nation tournament was be hosted by the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) in Manama at Khalifa Sports City Arena from 12 to 19 November, as part of Brave International Combat Week and is endorsed by the Bahrain Olympic Committee.
The IMMAF World Championships commenced with an Opening Ceremony and Tournament Draw on the evening of 12 November at 7pm. It then comprised of 4 days of preliminaries from 13 to 16 November, pausing for professional MMA event, ‘Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions’ on 17 November, and culminated with IMMAF’s Finals and Medals Ceremony on 18 November.
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships was IMMAF’s biggest at the time and spanned 14 weight categories, from Strawweight to Lightweight for women, and Flyweight to Super Heavyweight for men. The list of National Teams and Athletes can be viewed here
LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The 2017 IMMAF World Championships were broadcast live on television via Bahrain TV and Abu Dhabi TV in the Middle East. The live package followed the tournament through the full 5 days of competition.
IMMAF CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHLIGHTS SERIES
– A ten-hour, serialized highlights programme was available to view after the event on Extreme Sports Channel in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
– It was also available for the first time on new channel FreeSports TV in the UK.