2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships – Official Results

2016 IMMAF AFRICA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The inaugural 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships of Amateur MMA concluded yesterday at the Brakpan Sports Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, with new continental champions crowned.

Hosted by Mixed Martial Arts South Africa, the three day, nation vs nation tournament took place from 30 August to 3 September and was held under IMMAF Amateur MMA rules. All athletes were medically cleared to compete by independent organisation, Safe MMA, were all subject to Anti-doping testing.

See below for the complete list of medalists and the official results:

MEDALISTS

Male Flyweight –

GOLD: Serdar Altas (Sweden)

SILVER: Sebastian Gonzalez (Sweden)

BRONZE: Wade Kerspuy (South Africa), Siddiq Bin Mahmood (India)

Male Bantamweight –

GOLD: Luthando Biko (South Africa)

SILVER: Shaun Taylor (South Africa)

BRONZE: Mohammed Tafeez Ahmed Mohammed (India), Katiso Matime (South Africa)

Male Featherweight –

GOLD: Hoger Salih (Sweden)

SILVER: Daniel Duda (South Africa)

BRONZE: Reece Van Der Merwe (South Africa), Ryan Roets (South Africa)

Male Lightweight –

GOLD: Tobias Harila (Sweden)

SILVER: Stephan de la Rey (South Africa)

BRONZE: Caleb Ridley (South Africa), Dylan Goosen (South Africa)

Male Welterweight –

GOLD: Douw Eksteen (South Africa)

SILVER: Stephen May (South Africa)

BRONZE: Axel Karlsson (Sweden), Bhoopendra Kumar (India)

Male Middleweight –

GOLD: Scott Kenee (South Africa)

SILVER: Heytham Rabhi (Sweden)

BRONZE: Riyaad Pandy (South Africa)

Male Light Heavyweight –

GOLD: Robin Enontekio (Sweden)

SILVER: Christoffer Hillsjo (Sweden)

BRONZE: Andries Boshoff (South Africa)

Women’s Flyweight –

GOLD: Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden)

SILVER: Imke-Marischca Smit (South Africa)

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Rules: IMMAF Amateur MMA rules (3 x 3 mins)

Day 3 – The Finals – 3 September 2016

Bout 1. Flyweight – Sedar Atlas (Sweden) defeated Sebastian Gonzalez (Sweden) via TKO (GNP) at 0:19 of Round 1 – Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 2. Featherweight– Hoger Salih (Sweden) defeated Daniel Duda (South Africa) via submission (Triangle choke) at 1:50 of Round 2. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 3. Middleweight – Scott Kenee (South Africa) defeated Heytham Rabhi (Sweden) via Split decision – Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 4. – Bantamweight –Luthando Biko (South Africa) defeated Shaun Taylor (South Africa) via Split Decision. Referee Ferdinand Bassson (South Africa)

Bout 5 – Women’s Flyweight – Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) defeated Imke-Marischa Smit (South Africa) via Unanimous Decision. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 6 – Light Heavyweight – Robin Enontekio (Sweden) defeated Christoffer Hillsjo (Sweden) via Split decision. Referee Brad Bloch (SA)

Bout 7 – Welterweight – Douw Eksteen (South Africa) defeated Stephen May (South Africa) via Unanimous decision. Referee Brad Bloch (South Africa)

Bout 8 – Lightweight – Tobia Harila (Sweden) defeated Stephen De La Ray (South Africa) via KO at 1:37 of Round 1 – Doug Burch (USA)

Day 2 – 1 September 2016:

Bout 1. – Flyweight– Sedar Atlas (Sweden) defeated Wade Kerspuy (South Africa) via Unanimous decision – Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 2. – Middleweight bouts – Haytham Pandy defeated Riyaad Pandy (South Africa) via submission (Triangle choke) at 1:09 of Round 1. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 3. – Flyweight – Sebastian Gonzalez (Sweden) defeated Siddiq Bin Mahmood (India) via Unanimous decision – Referee Ferdinand Basson (South Africa)

Bout 4. – Bantamweight –Shaun Taylor (South Africa) defeated Mohammed Tafeez ahmed Mohammed (India) via TKO at 2:49 of Round 1. . Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 5 – Lightweight – Torbias Harila (Sweden) defeated Caleb Ridley (South Africa) via TKO (strikes) at 1:02 of Round 2. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 6 – Featherweight – Hoger Salih (Sweden) defeated Reece Van Der Merwe (South Africa) via submission (Triangle choke) at 1:53 of Round 1. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 7 – Welterweight – Stephen May (South Africa) defeated Axel Karlsson (Sweden) via Unanimous decision. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 8 – Bantamweight – Luthando Biko (South Africa) defeated Katiso Matime (South Africa) via submission (Kimora) at 2:42 of Round 1 – Referee Wayne Viola (South Africa)

Bout 9 – Lightweight – Stephen De La Rey (South Africa) defeated Dylan Goosen (South Africa) via submission (Guillotine) at 1:15 of Round 1 – Referee Wayne Viola.

Bout 10 – Welterweight – Douw Eksteen (South Africa) defeated Bhoopendra Kumar (India) via TKO (Strikes) at 1:05 of Round 1 – Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 11 –Light heavyweight – Christoffer Hilljo (Sweden) defeated Andries Boshoff (South Africa) via unanimous decision. Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Day 1 – 31 August 2016

Bout 1. Lightweight – Stephan De La Rey (South Africa) defeated JC Roets (South Africa) via TKO (strikes) at 1:22 of Round 1 – Referee Doug Burch (USA)

Bout 2. Bantamweight – Katiso Matime (South Africa) defeated Raymond Johny Kurbah (India) via Unanimous Decision– Referee Doug Burch (USA)