London, March 9, 2019: Athlete registration opens yesterday for the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Asian Open Championships of Amateur MMA, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 – 4 May 2019.
To apply, athletes from around the world from should contact their affiliated National MMA federation.
The deadline for athlete registration is Wednesday 10 April.
The Championships in Bangkok replaces that which originally planned for China, but has to move due to bureaucratic obstacles.
The TMMAF offered to host the tournament instead a matter of weeks ago, in January, and the IMMAF President has just returned from his latest recce to confirm all plans are in place for the smooth running of the competition.
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said:
“We are grateful to and proud of the Thai federation for generously offering to host the 2019 Asian Open Championships.
At short notice, the federation has pulled out the stops to enable the tournament to go ahead.
The Thai federation well experienced in the organisation of high level amateur MMA events.
TMMAF President, Jitinat Asdamongkol, said:
“The Thai MMA community and Thai Federation very pleased to help facilitate the IMMAF-WMMAA Asian Open in Bangkok this year.
We are looking forward to welcoming all delegates and athletes soon.”
The Asian Open Championships will span three days and present opportunities for competitors across sixteen weight divisions (from Atomweight to Lightweight for women, and Strawweight to Super Heavyweight for men).
Participation in all IMMAF – WMMAA tournaments accrue points for individuals and national teams in the IMMAF – WMMAA Amateur MMA Rankings.
Providing the opportunity for seeding and priority placement in flagship tournaments.
See Amateur eligibility criteria here: http://www.immaf.org/competitor-eligibility/
See IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules here: http://www.immaf.org/about/competition-rules/ —- IMMAF