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2018 Amateur MMA Awards

November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) host the inaugural 2018 Amateur MMA Awards on November 15 at the ART Rotana Hotel & Resort, Manama, Bahrain, during the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships.

This prestigious occasion aims at global recognition for the achievements of amateur mixed martial artists, national federations and the men and women working hard to develop MMA as a world recognised sport of excellence.

The invitation only, black-tie awards dinner is exclusively for IMMAF delegates, national federation presidents, award nominees and special guests. The evening will be hosted by British MMA journalist and MyNextMatch Communications Officer, Andreas Georgiou, and promises entertainment and special guest appearances.

Nominations are to be announced shortly, with selections based on accomplishments over the past year.

Award categories are separated into three blocks as follows:
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.

Best Female Athlete
Best Male Athlete
National Team of the Year
Host Federation of the Year
Block B – IMMAF – WMMAA & Partner awards

Official of the Year (elected by IMMAF Head Official & Head of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Goddard)
Cutman/ Cutwoman of the Year
(elected by Cutman Educator and Coordinator, Joe Clifford)
MyNextMatch Award of Excellence
(elected by MyNextMatch)
Block C – Public vote

Green Hill Performance of the Year (for best performance in a single bout)
Changing Lives Through MMA
SafeJawz Golden Mouthguard Award
Nominees will be revealed in due course, and IMMAF – WMMAA will also announce how MMA fans can cast their vote for the public awards.



November 15, 2018
6:30 pm