18–22 June 2018
Bucharest – Rin Grand Hotel
7D Vitan-Barzesti Str. Sector 4, 042121
Audience Entry: Free (enquiries: [email protected])
Hosted by the Romanian Kempo MMA Federation, IMMAF’s two nation vs nation, elite amateur MMA tournaments ran concurrently at the Grand Rin Hotel over 5 days. The senior event featured 126 competitors from 23 nations, while the inaugural junior championship put a stake in the ground with 30 athletes from 10 countries.
Athletes’ participation was finalised during Check-In on 17 June, with the Tournament Draw taking place that evening. Competition matches took place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 starting at 11am, with the bouts schedule* dictated by the brackets, which could be followed live at mynextmatch.com via its Event Finder: https://www.mynextmatch.com/event-finder. (*See provisional daily schedule below.)
The IMMAF Youth European Open Championships was the IMMAF’s first ever junior competition for 18,19 & 20-year-olds only. Junior competitions conform to the standard IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules. Their purpose is to provide opportunity for younger rising stars to shine against competitors of a similar range of experience. In line with IMMAF’s ethos, they create a safer competition environment for younger adults who have not yet reached their physical peak.
Following the recent amalgamation with rival the World Mixed Martial Arts Association, this was the first IMMAF tournament to welcome WMMAA athletes en route to a unifying World Amateur MMA Championships in Bahrain in November.
Schedule (pending tournament draw)
- Monday (Day 1): Juniors Quarter Finals /Seniors Preliminaries (round 32 )
estimated number of bouts = 9 (2:45hrs)
- Tuesday (Day 2): Seniors Preliminaries (round 16)
estimated number of bouts = 35 (8:45 hrs)
- Wednesday (Day 3): Seniors Quarter Finals
estimated number of bouts = 33 (8:30 hours)
- Thursday (Day 4): Semi-Finals, Juniors & Seniors
estimated number of bouts = 36 (8:45hrs)
- Friday (Day 5): Finals & Medals Ceremony, Juniors & Seniors
estimated number of bouts = 21 (8hrs)