FIGMMA Italian MMA Cup 2014

  The 4th Italian MMA Cup (Mixed Martial Arts) was held in Rome at PalaOlgiata on Sunday 9th November 2014. The event registered a record attendance in the A Class* category of 49 athletes, with an overall attendance of  180 Italian MMA athletes across all categories (A, B, C and D class). All the winners at A Class in the Seniors division (18+ years old) have earned their spot to compete in the NATIONAL MMA TEAM TRIALS under IMMAF Amateur rules. The team trials will be held in Rome, and the selected  National Team will represent Italian MMA  in international competitions organized by IMMAF in 2015. During the opening ceremony the President Longo recalled the success of the Italian athletes who won medals at this year’s Championships in Las Vegas, gold medallist Alessio Di Chirico and bronze medallists Micol Di Segni, Lucretia Ria and Petko Borisov. The newly  crowned Italian MMA Champions at A Class were Maria Vittoria Colonna (Featherweight), Micol Di Segni (Lightweight) and Ilaria Norcia (Welterweight ); and in the  male categories, Marco Zannetti (Roosterweight), Alessandro Pirev (Featherweight), Danilo Belluardo (Lighweight), Daniele De Santis (Welterweight), Gabriele Bartoni (Middleweight), Giacomo Scatolini (Light Heavyweight), Alessio Di Chirico (Heavyweight) and Craigh Gomez Eliobe (Super Heavyweight). According to usual FIGMMA standards, random Anti-Doping tests were conducted by Italian Federation of Sports Medicine. FIGMMA would like to offer special thanks to the Federation Sponsors: Everlast Italy, Under Armour Italy and Koral Europe. See full results: http://figmma.it/gare-e-risultati/668-risultati-4-coppa-italia-figmma-mma-9-novembre-2014-roma.html See photo gallery of the event: https://picasaweb.google.com/107240225707955910772/4CoppaItaliaDiMixedMartialArts09112014Roma?feat=directlink

*ABOUT ITALIAN MMA AMATEUR RULE SETS

Over 18s may be entered into 1 of 4 divisions (from D,C,B through to A), all using headgear, 7oz gloves and shin pads. Matches are a single round (5 or 4 minutes) in a tournament format on mats. Once a competitor has experience at A class he can be considered skilled enough to compete in an IMMAF Amateur rules match, in a cage with 3 x 3 min rounds & no protective gear other than 7oz gloves. D category involves strikes to the body only, both standing and on the ground C category permits all strikes when standing but only strikes to the body on the ground B and A categories permit all strikes when standing or on the ground Categories D, C,B use full face head gear, while category A uses open face head gear with cheek protectors   MMA Italy

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