Hosted by the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA), the ninth edition of the Italian Amateur MMA Championships took place at the PalaOlgiata in Rome on March 25 with a record 338 competing athletes. The FIGMMA Italian Champions of 2018 are, in the Women’s categories: Giulia De Dominicis (straw – 52kg) Ilaria Norcia (fly – 57kg) Elisa Charlotte Patono (bantam – 61kg) Nicole Galliani (feather – 66kg and light – 70kg ) Men’s categories: Giacomo Santoro (fly – 57kg) Florian Doskja (bantam – 61kg) Alfons Doskja (feather – 66kg) Valerio Anzà (light – 70kg) Dario Petrolo (welter – 77kg) Gabriele Varesano (middle – 84kg ) Daniele Matiddi (light heavy- 93kg) Valentin Chiticaru (heavy – 120kg). The Team Championship was won by the “Family Fight Team” coached by Renato Subotic, in second place, the “Fight Clan” with coach Saverio Longo and in third place the “Hung Mun Martial Society” of Fabio Ciolli and “Persevera” of Asterio Lucchesini. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax_NTxY_qTM&feature=youtu.be NADO-ITALIA, the nation’s WADA affiliated anti-doping body, under request of FIGMMA, continued its efforts to ensure that standards for clean and fair sport are upheld in Mixed Martial Arts. During the championships, ten competitors submitted samples for anti-doping control. During the opening ceremony, FIGMMA President Saverio Longo presented the 2017 Athlete of the Year Awards to Fabiana Giampà, who secured a gold medal for Italy of the 2017IMMAF World Championships in the Women’s featherweight division in Bahrain, and Dario Bellandi, who won the 2017 IMMAF European Open middleweight title in Bulgaria. Attending a special guest of the event was Greco-Roman Olympic Champion Andrea Minguzzi, who actively collaborates with FIGMMA and was welcomed with great applause by the large audience present. For compete results visit FIGMMA.it. Videos of all bouts are available via Youtube.