His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Honorary President of Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) congratulated the Bahrain National Amateur MMA Team for their success in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Africa Open MMA Championship held in Johannesburg, South Africa and conveyed to them the greetings of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee.
The fighters were appreciated in the presence of Colonel Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Khayat, Member of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Board of Trustees and President of BMMAF and Mohammed Shahid, CEO of Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA) Organisation at the KHK MMA sports hall. The Kingdom of Bahrain is preparing to showcase a formidable team for the 2017 IMMAF World Championship which will be hosted in Bahrain.
On the occasion, HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa said:
“This achievement comes to complete the successful march of MMA sport in Bahrain since 2015, achieving many honorable results that have been credited with enhancing our international standing, thanks to the support of the wise leadership and HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. This reflects the plans we have for the sport in the Kingdom and we will continue our efforts to place Bahrain in the list of leading countries in this sport. This achievement will push the national team towards more international victories.”