IMMAF World Championships: Team Bahrain

Picture: 2015 IMMAF European Open Bronze medallist Hussein Maki faces off against eventual tournament champion Jake Bond. Selection has been completed for Bahrain’s National MMA team ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA, taking place from Tuesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 10 in Las Vegas, USA. Following multiple try-outs and regional championship events both inside and outside Bahrain over the past several months, the National Team selectors have completed the Bahrain lineup. The single elimination tournament will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week and Fan Expo, and will be regulated by the United States MMA Federation (UMMAF) and Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Making his way to Las Vegas with Team Bahrain will be Hussein Maki, the Flyweight competitor who made history for Bahrain as the nation’s first IMMAF medalist when claiming Bronze at the 2015 European Open. Also among the lineup will be India Open Gold medallist Abdulla Seena, and Ali Ibrahimi who will be returning to Las Vegas following participation in the 2015 World Championships. See below for the full Bahrain Amateur MMA team for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships: Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs) Hussein Maki D.O.B : 11/16/1989 Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-2-0 Fahad Abdulrazaq D.O.B: 12/31/1998 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-2-0 Men’s Bantamweight – 61.2kg (135lb) Abdulla Seena D.O.B: 11/21/1996 Gym: KHK MMA / Reza JiuJitsu Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-2-0 Men’s Featherweight -65.8 kg (145 lbs) Hamza Zrira D.O.B: 7/16/1993 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 0-2-0 Isa Alameeri D.O.B: 11/21/1996 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-2-0 Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs) Mohammed Adnan D.O.B: 4/1/1996 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 1-2-0 Abdulla Alfayez D.O.B: 4/18/1993 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-0-0 Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs) Name: Ali Ibrahimi D.O.B: 3/2/1987 Gym: KHK MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-2-0 All chosen athletes will be subject to IMMAF screening and clearance ahead of competition at the World Championships. For more information on the 2016 IMMAF World Championships and participating teams visit www.mynextmatch.com.

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