The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) and BAMMA have joined forces to present the first annual BAMMA Invitational UKMMAF National Amateur Tournament, which will take place from May 13-15 at BodyPower Expo 2016 at the NEC Arena, Birmingham. This event will become a staple in the MMA calendar, and is a huge step forward in developing the amateur MMA scene in the UK, as the country’s finest amateur talent compete for the title of national champion.
The tournament is open to male competitors in the bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions. This is a unique opportunity for athletes to compete with the very best amateur fighters in the UK, as they take part in this knockout tournament, which will take place in front of an a huge crowd, with over 90,000 visitors expected at BodyPower Expo.
BAMMA and UKMMAF are fully committed to developing the growing amateur MMA scene in the UK, and the BAMMA Invitational UKMMAF National Amateur Tournament will only help speed up this growth
BAMMA CEO David Green said:
“This is a huge opportunity for the top UK amateurs to be involved with BAMMA and the UKMMAF on a national level. The fighters will not only get the opportunity to gain experience and exposure on an unprecedented scale, but this also opens the door to pushing the sport further into the mainstream.”
UKMMAF’s Nigel Burgess commented:
“We’re very excited to work with BAMMA on this tournament. Both organisations are passionate about progressing the sport of MMA, especially at an amateur level. One of the federation’s aims is to have MMA recognised officially as a sport, and having BAMMA on board for this tournament will help with our mission.”
Eligibility criteria, FAQs and the application form are located HERE.
The event takes place on the weekend of BAMMA 25: Champion vs. Champion which is set to take place at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on the Saturday night. Tickets for this event are available HERE. More information on BAMMA 25 can be found at bamma.com.