Watch the 2022 IMMAF Pan American Championships finals live and for free on June 24. The culminating day of the three-day, amateur MMA tournament will be available internationally on IMMAF.tv, and in Mexico (only) on Facebook, starting at 11 a.m. CT local time) with an estimated run time of 5 hours.
Hosted by FAMMEJL (the Mexican Federation of Mixed Martial Arts), at the Gimnasio Nuevo León Independiente in Monterrey, the championship is closed to Pan American nations. Participating national teams include Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States and Uruguay, competing across sixteen weight categories (from atomweight to lightweight for women, and from strawweight to super heavyweight for men.)
The program features Sonny Luque, former professional fighter and commentator for Combate Americas for both DAZN and UFC Fight Pass, on play-by-play commentary, and includes medals ceremonies for the gold, silver and bronze medallists.
"The IMMAF Pan Ams provides a long-awaited opportunity for MMA amateurs from the American continent to test and showcase their talent on the IMMAF platform close to home," IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said. "IMMAF's return to events in Europe and the Middle East over the past year has demonstrated our athletes' and federations' hunger and commitment to the sport in the face of the pandemic, with a tangible increase shown in competitiveness and skill level. The Americas continue to be a region of strong focus for us and we have working to facilitate the relaunch of the USA federation and to foster sports development in Brazil in particular. I therefore welcome the participation of these two legacy nations in the tournament.
"It is right that FAMM should host our Pan American Championships as one of our strongest federations internationally in terms of youth and athlete development and their national competition circuit. The federation has a track record of producing world-level medallists, such as Sara Cova, Nadia Vera, Daniela Hernandez, Valeria Gomez and Diego Torres, while the Mexican team is known for its energy and bringing the party to IMMAF events, and so we expect a spirited competition atmosphere in Monterrey."