BodyPower Expo India Martial Arts Festival
October 15 @ 8:04 am
On January 8th, 9th & 10th, the BodyPower Expo India 2016 will host the Indian Open MMA Championship, featuring a variety of Amateur MMA competition across the three day period. The mixed martial arts festival will feature both national and international athletes and the event will be governed by the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA).
The India Open MMA Championships is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai, and once again BodyPower Expo India partners with AIMMAA to host this international martial arts festival. This is the third successful year of this partnership and the event is expected to attract martial arts athletes from across the country as well as international teams.
The 2016 event will include international teams from Bahrain, UAE, Iran and Afghanistan. The events announced for this year are Sport MMA (light contact and semi contact), Submission Wrestling and Amateur full contact MMA (IMMAF amateur rules). There will also be a stacked fight card featuring India’s up and coming professional athletes, these pro bouts will all be sanctioned by AIMMAA and held on the evening of the 10th of January.
The 2015 BodyPower India Open MMA Championships has helped many up and coming MMA athletes to showcase their skills. Kantharaj from Bangalore won the featherweight amateur full contact event and went on to represent India at the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Championships in Las Vegas. Seth Rosario of Delhi MMA after winning the welterweight category was selected to compete at Super Fight League “Capital Collision” where he went on to win in spectacular fashion. This year the AIMMAA tournament committee will be looking out for athletes who could represent their gyms, states, and country at similar high profile events.
Sport MMA and Submission Wrestling will once again be highlighted at the event featuring various weight categories for kids, teens and adults. These events will be held on the 8th & 9th of January at the open mat areas. The registration process is as simple as sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out highlights of last year’s event below:
Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnYIXn4Lv4I
Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4by344XZwws
Part 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjSaYx_pSyw
Part 4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adDwH0OP9ds