The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) proudly announce the return of the Amateur MMA Awards to Bahrain.

The second iteration of the annual ceremony will take place on Thursday 14 November during the 2019 IMMAF | WMMAA Unified World Championships. 

The prestigious occasion will celebrate the achievements over the past year of amateur mixed martial artists, National Federations and those working to develop MMA as a globally recognised sport of excellence.

The invitation only, black-tie awards dinner is exclusively for IMMAF delegates, National Federation presidents, award nominees and special guests. 

Awards fall into three categories – those up for Member Vote, IMMAF / Partner Awards and those open for Public Vote.  Information is to follow on how MMA fans can cast their vote for the ‘Green Hill Performance of the Year’ and ‘SAFEJAWZ Golden Mouthguard’ awards using social media.

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Block A – Member Vote

To be voted on by IMMAF-WMMAA members in attendance at the 2018 World Championships during registration. Each nation will have ONE vote.

Senior Female Athlete of the Year

• Nina Back (Sweden)
2018 World Championships: silver
2019 European Open: silver

• Alish Smith (Australia)
2019 Oceania Open: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold

 Gase Sanita (New Zealand)
2018 World Championships: gold

• Alexandra Kovacs (Hungary)
2018 World Championships: gold

Senior Male Athlete of the Year

• Sola Axel (France)
2018 World Championships: Silver
2019 Africa Open: silver
2019 Pan American Open: gold
2019 Oceania Open: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Pasha Kharkhachaev (Bahrain)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Bagdat Zhubanysh (Kazakhstan)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold

• Lee Hammond (Ireland)
2018 World Championships: gold

• Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: bronze

Junior Athlete of the Year

 Muhammad Mokaev (UK)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Shamsutdin Makhmudov (Russia)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Reo Yamaguchi (Japan)
2018 World Championships: silver
2019 European Open: silver

• Megan Morris (UK)
2018 World Championships: gold

• Mahboob Khan Mohammed (India)
2018 World Championships: gold

National Team of the Year

• Bahrain
• Russia
• Kazakhstan
• Ukraine
• Ireland

Block B – IMMAF / IMMAF Partner Awards

As elected by IMMAF and its committees, except where marked.

  • Official of the Year 
  • Cutperson of the Year 
  • Host Federation of the Year 
  • Most Proactive Federation in Coach Education and Training
  • Most Proactive Federation in Implementing the “Technical Progression Scheme”
  • MyNextMatch Award of Excellence (elected by MyNextMatch)

Block C – Public vote via Social Media

  • Green Hill Performance of the Year (for best performance in a single bout)
  • SafeJawz Golden Mouthguard Award

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