UK TEAM REVEALED: FOR 2015 IMMAF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

(London. 11th October 2015) The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has announced the UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA, following try-outs which have taken place over the past few months. The 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships will take place in Birmingham (UK) from 1922 November 2015 at the Walsall Sports Centre at the University of Wolverhampton. For full information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation event, to be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS, visit: https://www.immaf.org/2015-immaf-european-open-championships/. For two years running, the UK team has medalled at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas (USA). The recent 2015 World Championships saw the UK earn its first gold medal as Josh Ellis titled in the Men’s Lightweight division. Middleweight James Duckett earned silver, while Jake Constantinou scored bronze at Welterweight. The European Championships permit double entry per weight class, opening up opportunities for more competitors on the squad. Additionally, not all of the 2015 World Championships team will be returning for the European event, including most notably IMMAF Lightweight World Champion Josh Ellis, due to injury. The UKMMAF will be entering competitors for the first time into the Men’s Flyweight, Men’s Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight categories. Returning athletes are James Duckett (2015 IMMAF World Championships silver medallist), Carl Burton (2014 IMMAF World Championships bronze medallist; 2015 IMMAF World Championships participant), Aidan James and Amy Omara (2015 IMMAF World Championships participants). Also re-entering is Ross Gallagher, who was selected to represent the UK for this year’s World Championships but was forced to withdraw due to injury. See below for the full UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships:   UKMMAF Amateur MMA Team – 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships  

Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Warren Mason Age:  20 Hometown: Doncaster Gym: The Unit Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-4-0 Name: Jake Bond Age: 24 Hometown:  Leigh Gym:  Team Colosseum Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Bantamweight – 61.2kg (135lb)
Name: Carl Burton Age: 27 Hometown: Cheshire Gym: 12 Gauge MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-3-0 Name: Josh Neal Age: 21 Hometown: Gym: Warriors MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Featherweight -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Name: Aidan James Age: 21 Hometown: Swansea Gym: Chris Rees Academy Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-1-0 Name: Manny Akpan Age: 22 Hometown: Manchester Gym: SBG Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-0-0

 

Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Name: Ross Gallagher   Age: 29 Hometown: Corby Gym: Siam Gym Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-7-0 Name: Jack Shore Age: 20 Hometown: Gwent Gym: Tillery Combat Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-0-0

 

Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Name: Hardeep Rai Age:  19 Hometown: Hounslow Gym: Carlson Gracie Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-0-0 Name: Tom Mowle Age: 21 Hometown: Chelmsford Gym: BKK Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Name: Tom Crosby Age:  27 Hometown: West Yorkshire Gym:  AVT MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-3-0 Name: James Duckett Age:  24 Hometown: Manchester Gym:  Predators Verified Amateur MMA Record: 11-4-0

 

Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Name: Matthew Findlay Age:  27 Hometown: London Gym: Team Titan Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0 Name: Danny Dutch Age: 32 Hometown: Liverpool Gym: Next Generation Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Name: Jack Burton Age: 19 Hometown: Chelmsford Gym: BKK Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0 Name: Shawn Kenny Age:  29 Hometown: Liverpool Gym: Next Generation Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

 

Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Name: Polly Beauchamp Age:  28 Hometown: Wiltshire Gym: Trojan Free Fighters Verified Amateur MMA Record: 1-2-0 Name: Amy O’Mara Age: 27 Hometown: Cheshire Gym: 12 Gauge MMA Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

 

Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Wendy McKenna Age: 35 Hometown: Chelmsford Gym: BKK Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-2-0  

  For more information about the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) visit:http://www.ukmmaf.org.uk/ For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) visit: https://www.immaf.org/ Follow the @UKMMAFed and @IMMAFed on Twitter

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