The 2019 Africa Open Championships of Amateur MMA takes place in Johannesburg at the Brakpan Sports Centre in Johannesburg from 22 to 25 May. The tournament is hosted for the fourth year running by Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA)
South Africa placed #7 in the World Amateur MMA Rankings, after medalling at the 2018 World Championships with three bronzes won by Marchell Posthumus in the senior division, and by Cassandra Le Roux and Delano Human in the juniors. Last year saw growth on the continent with the Tunisian and Cameroonian teams also making their mark on the podium.
Participation in all IMMAF- WMMAA events accrue points for athletes and teams in the World Amateur MMA Rankings, upon which seeding and priority entry for the World Championships is based.