NORTHERN IRELAND TEAM ANNOUNCED

(14.5.15, N. Ireland – UAMMA Press Release) The Ulster Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (UAMMA) association today announced the squad of fighters who will represent Northern Ireland at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. The event, organised and sanctioned by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Monday the 6th July to Saturday the 11th July. The event features as part of the UFC international fight week, which culminates on the 11th of July with UFC 189 in which Conor McGregor from Dublin will fight for the UFC featherweight championship. The squad will be coached in the run up to the event by Ulster Head Coach and founder of the successful IMMA gym in Ballymena, Rodney Moore, a veteran of the Mixed Martial Arts scene; Rodney is also coach to rising UFC star Norman Parke. “We have a fantastic selection of high class amateur martial artists here in Northern Ireland and we believe the squad we have selected will be coming back with a lot of wins.” said Danny Corr, Chairman of Ulster Amateur MMA and head coach of The ZKJ Dojo. “MMA is a hugely growing sport here in Northern Ireland and our job as the governing body is to promote the sport and develop our athletes, and what better way than to be able to bring a squad to the world championships in Las Vegas!” The squad selected consists of Mark McGlinchey, Carl McNally, Ross McCorriston, Steven Moore, Glenn Irvine and Denis Perry with one spot left to be decided between Ciaran Breslin and Jordan Mairs. Rodney Moore, UAMMA Head coach said, “We have pulled together a amazing squad of fighters for this tournament, a mixture of youth, experience and skills and I’m looking forward to coaching them and bringing back some world titles for Northern Ireland” Media Enquiries contact austin@ulsteramateurmma.org

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