The International MMA Federation will crown amateur world MMA champions at a UFC Fan Expo event in 2014, the nonprofit organization announced.
The prestigious Cox Pavilion, host of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, will play host for the first four days of the tournament. In this very arena the IMMAF member federations and their national teams will compete for the prize of a spot in the finals on Saturday July 5th which will take place at the UFC Fan Expo® at the Mandalay Bay hotel
The IMMAF, founded in February 2012 with the goal of expanding MMA internationally, will host weeklong tournaments in multiple weight classes. Fighters will compete up to four to five times during the week. One gold, one silver and two bronze medals will be awarded in each weight class.
An athlete is eligible to compete if he/she is on the amateur level, is 18 years or older, meets the requirements regarding experience posed by the IMMAF amateur MMA rules, and has been fairly selected by a national federation.
Amateurs from around the world including Lebanon have competed for the honor of representing their countries, and the national teams are now ready to hit Las Vegas!