2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships Competitors & Nations

2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships Competitors & Nations

London, June 5, 2017: International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced the national teams and competitors registered for its inaugural IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore, which takes place from June 12 to 16 at the Marina Bay Sands.

The nation vs nation, Amateur MMA tournament forms part of UFC Fight Night Singapore’s fan activities that lead up to the highly anticipated UFC event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday June 17 2017.

The 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships is free and open to the public and will showcase both regional and international MMA talent as it competes to earn IMMAF’s prestigious Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across the weight divisions.

The championships marks IMMAF’s first venture into Asia and offers a regional proving ground for local athletes aspiring to compete in IMMAF’s flagship World Championships in Bahrain this November.

The 17 participating national teams include Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. Debuting nations are Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Singapore and South Korea.

#1 ranked Amateur MMA team, Sweden, brings a host of decorated athletes that include: Gabriella Ringblom (2014 World Silver, 2015 World Gold, 2015 European Silver, 2016 World Gold, 2016 Africa Gold, 2016 European Silver), Irman Smajic (2015 European Silver, 2016 World Gold, 2016 European Silver, 2017 European Gold), Anja Saxmark (2015 World Silver, 2015 European Silver, 2017 European Bronze), Renato Vidovic (2015 European Bronze, 2016 European Gold) and Daniel Schalander (2016 European Silver).

Other notable returning IMMAF medallists include: Imad (Hoayek) Alhowayeck (Lebanon – 2017 European Bronze), Hussain Abdulla Green (Bahrain – 2017 European Bronze), Siddiq Bin Mahmood (India -2016 Africa Bronze), Jokhar Taimuskhanov (Kazakhstan – 2017 European Bronze) and Josh Neale (UK – 2016 World Bronze).

See below for the full list of national teams and competitors registered to participate in the 2017 IMMAF Asian Open, subject to IMMAF and Safe MMA medical clearance.

View the entries by weight division and follow the brackets live at MyNextMatch.com

AUSTRALIA
Alish Smith, Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Jean Alexander Romano, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Junior Faatui, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Ioannis Skiadas, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Cody Barnwell, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Joseph Luciano, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Sam Lawson, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

BAHRAIN
Hussain Abdulla, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Nayef Fikri, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Abbas Khan, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

BELARUS
Alex Sadovski, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Vadim Huk, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Pavel Pahomenko, Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)

CHINESE TAIPEI
林禾順/Lin Ho Shun, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
青柳克明/ Katsuaki Aoyagi, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
廖翔/ Liao Hsiang, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jakub Tichota, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
David Velíšek, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Radek Dusil, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Michal Novák, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

INDIA
Siddiq Bin Mahmood, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Vikram M N, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Vishal Surendra Bhardwaj, Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)

JAPAN
Yoichi Oi, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)

KAZAKHSTAN
Ayan Tursyn, Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Yernaz Mussabek, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Olzhas Moldagaliyev, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Bekzat Zhassiya, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jakhar Shapkhatov, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jokhar Taimuskhanov, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Zhan Kenzhebayev, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Meirambek Demeubayev, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

LEBANON
Roland Yacoubian, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Eli Zgheib, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Imad (Hoayek) Alhowayeck, Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Alexandre Chaddad, Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)

MALAYSIA
Jing Yi Chong, Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Jihin Radzuan, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Nik Muhd Alfam Nik Abdul Aziz, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Naimul Othman, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Zhang Yu Seah, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Keng Fai, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Dhiaaul Amal, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jace Law, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Theebaan Govindasamy, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Mirage Khan, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Jing Yi Chong, Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)

PAKISTAN
Irfan Ahmed, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 Kg (125 Lbs)
Jamil Rizvi, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)

RUSSIA
Abdulmanap Magomedov, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)

SINGAPORE
Zhen Teng, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Charles Lew, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)

SOUTH KOREA
Heo Nam Gun, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 Kg (125 lbs)
Hyun Hyung Woo, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Kim Jin Jae, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)

SWEDEN
Fannie Redman, Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Gabriella Ringblom, Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Anja Saxmark, Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Renato Vidovic, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Daniel Schalander, Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Tobias Harila, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Heytham Rabhi, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Axel Karlsson, Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Daniel Karlsson, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Anton Turkalj, Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Robin Larsson, Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Irman Smajic, Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)

UNITED KINGDOM
Josh Neale, Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Raf Voza, Men’s Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Ben Robson, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)

USA
Hannah Scoggins, Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs). —- IMMAF

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