2023 IMMAF Asian Championships - Day 1 & 2

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announces that the 2023 IMMAF Asian Championships will take place from the 10-16 December as part of the BRAVE CF International Combat Week.

The event will be held in Bahrain at the Khalifa Sports City Arena and will feature brackets for Senior (18+), Junior (U21), and Youth (U18) athletes.

The Asian MMA Federation (AMMAF), comprised of directors representing five regions in collaborative roles, will assume responsibility for overseeing the event, guaranteeing that every facet of the Asian Championships will be executed to the utmost standards of excellence.

Over the past few years, Bahrain has become a key player in the world of amateur MMA, having hosted three IMMAF World Championships, the ground-breaking MMA Super Cup and produced several IMMAF gold medallists.

As evidence of the return on the efforts that the nation has poured into supporting their amateur scene, a host of Bahraini athletes are now breaking into the mainstream of professional MMA. Most recently, 2019 IMMAF Asian Championships gold medallist Shamil Gaziev secured a contract with the UFC after a dominant first-round finish on Dana White’s Contender Series.

One of the Asian MMA powerhouses also expected to feature are 2022 IMMAF Asian Championships hosts, Tajikistan. Having brought forth World Champions such as Muhammad Salohiddinov and Otabek Rajabov, Tajikistan once again appears destined to achieve massive success at the IMMAF Asian Championships.