Competitors named for 2018 IMMAF European championships

Monday, June 11, 2018

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has released its provisional list of amateur MMA athletes competing in the 2018 IMMAF Senior European Championships and the 2018 IMMAF Youth European Open Championships, from 18 to 22 June in Bucharest, Romania.

Hosted by the Romanian Kempo MMA Federation, the two nation vs nation tournaments will run concurrently at the Grand Rin Hotel.

Athletes participation will be finalized during Check-In on 17 June, with the Tournament Draw taking place that evening. Competition matches, which are open for FREE to the public, take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 from 11:00 a.m. local time.

Following the announcement of a merging with the World Mixed Martial Arts Association, the event for the first time sees WMMAA athletes competing on the IMMAF platform.

The IMMAF Senior European Championships is open to all competitors of age 18 and above, who have been selected by their National Federation and who pass IMMAF eligibility criteria.

Having first given priority entry to teams from the continent, rendering some divisions purely European, the remaining brackets have since been opened up to welcome international competitors from outside of Europe.

The smaller IMMAF Youth European Open Championships is the IMMAF’s first ever junior competition for 18,19 & 20-year-olds only. The tournament is an ‘Open’ event, welcoming international competitors from outside of Europe.

All IMMAF junior competitions will take place under the standard IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules. Their purpose is to provide better opportunity for younger rising stars to shine against competitors of a similarly limited range of experience. In line with IMMAF’s ethos, they create a safer competition environment for younger adults who have not yet reached their physical peak. Additionally, the Junior competitions create increased opportunities for national teams to win medals.

National Federations are permitted to submit up to two competitors per weight category into each tournament, totaling a maximum of four per weight category across the two events. Weight categories span Strawweight to Featherweight for women, and Flyweight to Super Heavyweight for men. The largest national teams could theoretically present up to fifty-six athletes across two competitions.

IMMAF Senior European Championships Fighter list (by weight division)

WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT 47.6 KG (105 LBS):
Aeilish O Hanlon – Ireland
Jenna Horto – Finland
Mavru Ana Maria – Romania

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT 52.2 KG (115 LBS):
Anna Astvik – Sweden
Daria Samchik – Ukraine
Deirdre Fitzpatrick – Ireland
Giulia De Dominicis – Italy
Nina Back – Sweden
Raluca Dinescu – Romania

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):
Elin Öberg – Sweden
Ghita Iulia Luiza – Romania
Ilaria Norcia – Italy
Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir – Iceland
Inka Räty – Finland
Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa – Finland

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT 61.2 KG (135 LBS):
Anette Österberg – Finland
Emanuela Scioli – Italy
Frida Vastamäki – Sweden
Joanne Doyle – United Kingdom
Karolina Hulkko – Finland
Katsiaryna Dziadorava – Belarus

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT 65.8 KG (145 LBS):
Anniina Ervasti – Finland
Fabiana Giampà – Italy
Jenni Kivioja – Finland
Jessica Forslund Reis – Sweden
Julia Dorny – Germany
Nora Nagy – Hungary
Sanna Hyytiäinen – Finland

 

MEN’S FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):
Giacomo Santoro – Italy
Oktay Arif – Bulgaria
Sebastian Gonzalez – Sweden
Zoran Milic – Sweden

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT 61.2 KG (135 LBS):
Artsem Areshka – Belarus
Ben Miles – United Kingdom
Denislav Hadzhiev – Bulgaria
Dylan Ó Donovan – Ireland
Jonny Touma – Sweden
Karvan Ahmadi – Finland
Pirva Cosmin Gabriel – Romania
Remy Ferreira – Luxembourg
Renato Vidovic – Sweden
Samir Safarli – Azerbaijan
Zdravko Dimitrov – Bulgaria

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT 65.8 KG (145 LBS):
Abdullah Mucahit Uyar – Turkey
Abdulmanap Magomedov – Bahrain
Amir Malekpour – Sweden
Ashley Williams – United Kingdom
Ciaran Breslin – Northern Ireland
Eemil Kurhela – Finland
Sebastien Berger – France
Gerard Corr – Northern Ireland
Jack Maguire – Ireland
Jimmie Nilsson – Sweden
Jimmy Fell – United Kingdom
Leonid Asparuhov – Bulgaria
Mici Saaristo – Finland
Mustata Razvan – Romania
Ryan O’Connor – Ireland
Sadok Hakimi – Luxembourg
Simone Valle – Italy

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT 70.3 KG (155 LBS):
Bogdan Grad – Austria
Ciaran Clarke – Ireland
Enrique Hecher Sosa – Spain
Iorga Cristian – Romania
Jack Monahan – Ireland
José Teixeira – Luxembourg
Kaupo Kokamägi – Estonia
Marko Sarasjärvi – Finland
Navid Badi – Sweden
Pavel Senchenko – Ukraine
Schordje Daniel – Austria
Scott Pedersen – United Kingdom
Teemu Leinonen – Finland
Vitali Andruhovich – Belarus
iordan Marinov – Bulgaria
Sola Axel – France (TBC)

MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT 77.1 KG (170 LBS):
Aladdin Bosankic – Austria
Axel Karlsson – Sweden
Bozhidar Ivanov – Bulgaria
Emanuele Sabatino – Italy
Isakov Issa – Belgium
John Byrne – Ireland
John Mitchell – Ireland
Josh Hudson – United Kingdom
Liam Shotbolt – United Kingdom
Marvin Belecciu – Romania
Robin Roos – Sweden
Rusi Minev – Bulgaria
Siarhei Dziuko – Belarus
Victor Cotlau – Moldova
Yann Liasse – Luxembourg
Șpac Marius Florin – Romania
Sola Axel – France (TBC)

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT 83.9 KG (185 LBS):
Adrian Elbert – Ireland
Alexander Lindgren – Sweden
Aliaksandr Harbaty – Belarus
Daniel Petrov – Bulgaria
Dario Bellandi – Italy
Dzmitry Zasinets – Belarus
Elliot Chilcott – United Kingdom
Heytham Rabhi – Sweden
Radu Zarioiu – Romania
Rene Katajalaakso – Finland
Tommi Leinonen – Finland
Virgil Augen – France
Waldemar Holodenko – Germany
Will Davies – United Kingdom
Yunus Emre Sahbaz – Turkey

MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT 93 KG (205 LBS):
Aaron Darby – Ireland
Anton Turkalj – Sweden
Cathal Manning – Ireland
Daniele Matiddi – Italy
Dominic Wenzlaff – Germany
Hristo Bonchev – Bulgaria
Kris Blake – United Kingdom
Mario Kainz – Austria
Murtaza Talha Ali – Bahrain
Pavel Pahomenko – Belarus
Robin Larsson – Sweden
Vlad Ilin – Ukraine

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT 120.2 KG (265 LBS):
Besart Berisha – Austria
Daniel Yankov – Bulgaria
Matias Anttila – Finland
Padraig Kelleher – Ireland
Ryan Spillane – Ireland

MEN’S SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT 120.2 KG (265 LBS) +:
Damian Visenjak – Austria
Ivan Ivanov – Bulgaria
Yamato Zaharia – Romania

IMMAF Senior European Championships Fighter list (by country)

AUSTRIA:
Schordje Daniel – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Bogdan Grad – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Aladdin Bosankic – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Mario Kainz – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Besart Berisha – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Damian Visenjak – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

AZERBAIJAN:
Samir Safarli – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

BAHRAIN:
Abdulmanap Magomedov – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Murtaza Talha Ali – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

BELARUS:
Artsem Areshka – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Katsiaryna Dziadorava – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Vitali Andruhovich – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Siarhei Dziuko – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Aliaksandr Harbaty – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Dzmitry Zasinets – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Pavel Pahomenko – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

BELGIUM:
Isakov Issa – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

BULGARIA:
Oktay Arif – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Denislav Hadzhiev – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Zdravko Dimitrov – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Leonid Asparuhov – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
iordan Marinov – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Rusi Minev – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Bozhidar Ivanov – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Daniel Petrov – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Hristo Bonchev – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Daniel Yankov – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Ivan Ivanov – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

ESTONIA:
Kaupo Kokamägi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

FINLAND:
Jenna Horto – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Inka Räty – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Karvan Ahmadi – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Karolina Hulkko – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Anette Österberg – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Anniina Ervasti – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jenni Kivioja – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Mici Saaristo – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Eemil Kurhela – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Sanna Hyytiäinen – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Marko Sarasjärvi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Teemu Leinonen – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Rene Katajalaakso – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Tommi Leinonen – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Matias Anttila – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

FRANCE:
Sebastien Berger – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Sola Axel – Men’s TBC
Virgil Augen – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

GERMANY:
Julia Dorny – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Waldemar Holodenko – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Dominic Wenzlaff – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

HUNGARY:
Nora Nagy – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

ICELAND:
Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

IRELAND:
Aeilish O Hanlon – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Deirdre Fitzpatrick – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Dylan Ó Donovan – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Jack Maguire – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Ryan O’Connor – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Ciaran Clarke – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Jack Monahan – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
John Mitchell – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
John Byrne – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Adrian Elbert – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Cathal Manning – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Aaron Darby – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Ryan Spillane – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Padraig Kelleher – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

ITALY:
Giulia De Dominicis – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Giacomo Santoro – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Ilaria Norcia – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Emanuela Scioli – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Simone Valle – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Fabiana Giampà – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Emanuele Sabatino – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Dario Bellandi – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Daniele Matiddi – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

LUXEMBOURG:
Remy Ferreira – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Sadok Hakimi – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
José Teixeira – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Yann Liasse – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

MOLDOVA:
Victor Cotlau – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Ciaran Breslin – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Gerard Corr – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

ROMANIA:
Mavru Ana Maria – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Raluca Dinescu – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Ghita Iulia Luiza – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Pirva Cosmin Gabriel – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Mustata Razvan – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Iorga Cristian – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Șpac Marius Florin – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Marvin Belecciu – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Radu Zarioiu – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Yamato Zaharia – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

RUSSIA:
To be confirmed

SWEDEN:
Nina Back – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Anna Astvik – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Elin Öberg – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Sebastian Gonzalez – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Zoran Milic – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Frida Vastamäki – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Renato Vidovic – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Jonny Touma – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Amir Malekpour – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jimmie Nilsson – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jessica Forslund Reis – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Navid Badi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Robin Roos – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Axel Karlsson – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Alexander Lindgren – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Heytham Rabhi – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Anton Turkalj – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Robin Larsson – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

TURKEY:
Abdullah Mucahit Uyar – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Yunus Emre Sahbaz – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

UKRAINE:
Daria Samchik – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Pavel Senchenko – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Vlad Ilin – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

UNITED KINGDOM:
Joanne Doyle – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Ben Miles – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Ashley Williams – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jimmy Fell – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Scott Pedersen – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Josh Hudson – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Liam Shotbolt – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Will Davies – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Elliot Chilcott – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Kris Blake – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

IMMAF Youth European Open Championships (by weight)

WOMEN’S JR FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):
Anna Gaul – Germany
Lea Maria Zinkanell – Austria

MEN’S JR FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):
Abylay Korgenov – Kazakhstan
Jamie Abbott-bissett – Ireland
Kyle Smith – United Kingdom

MEN’S JR BANTAMWEIGHT 61.2 KG (135 LBS):
Ali Yaqoob – Bahrain
Hubert Mincu – Austria
Jack Corr – Northern Ireland
Jake Nichols – United Kingdom
Patrick Dunne-Symes – Ireland

MEN’S JR FEATHERWEIGHT 65.8 KG (145 LBS):
Alessandro Mückenröder – Austria
Artem Afanasenko – Ukraine
Eryk Walecki – Poland
Franz Hainzl – Austria
Jordan Bradshaw – Ireland
Meirbek Tulegenov – Kazakhstan
Nahom Alem – Ireland
Pirtea Florin – Romania

MEN’S JR LIGHTWEIGHT 70.3 KG (155 LBS):
Adam Darby – Ireland
Blajan Bogdan – Romania
Eduard Kexel – Germany
Nayef Fikey – Bahrain
Patrick Lehane – Ireland
Matteo Buzzico – Italy

MEN’S JR WELTERWEIGHT 77.1 KG (170 LBS):
Leonardo Oliva – Italy
Roan Crocker – United Kingdom
Wladislaw Keilbach – Germany

MEN’S JR HEAVYWEIGHT 120.2 KG (265 LBS):
Brian Draper – Ireland
Trevor Makengo – Ireland

IMMAF Youth European Open Championships (by country)

AUSTRIA:
Lea Maria Zinkanell – Women’s Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Hubert Mincu – Men’s Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Franz Hainzl – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Alessandro Mückenröder – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

BAHRAIN:
Ali Yaqoob – Men’s Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Nayef Fikey – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

GERMANY:
Anna Gaul – Women’s Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Eduard Kexel – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Wladislaw Keilbach – Men’s Jr Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

IRELAND:
Jamie Abbott-bissett – Men’s Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Patrick Dunne-Symes – Men’s Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Jordan Bradshaw – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Nahom Alem – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Adam Darby – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Patrick Lehane – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Trevor Makengo – Men’s Jr Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Brian Draper – Men’s Jr Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

ITALY:
matteo buzzico – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Leonardo Oliva – Men’s Jr Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

KAZAKHSTAN:
Abylay Korgenov – Men’s Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Meirbek Tulegenov – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

NORTHERN IRELAND:
Jack Corr – Men’s Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

POLAND:
Eryk Walecki – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

ROMANIA:
Pirtea Florin – Men’s Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Blajan Bogdan – Men’s Jr Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

UNITED KINGDOM:
Kyle Smith – Men’s Jr Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Jake Nichols – Men’s Jr Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Roan Crocker – Men’s Jr Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

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