John Maguire confirmed as UK Team head coach

FOR THE 2015 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF AMATEUR MMA, LAS VEGAS (USA) – JULY 2015

DEADLINE FOR UK TRYOUTS APPLICATIONS: 14TH FEBRUARY 2015 – EMAIL: INFO@IMMAF.ORG
UK Team Tryouts Poster
The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation has confirmed fighter John ‘The One’ Maguire as Team Head Coach for the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. The competition is set to return for its second year to Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) in the week commencing the 5th July to coincide with the the Fourth Annual UFC International Fight Week.

Fighting out of Tsunami Gym in Cambridge, the British Welterweight has scored a 19-8 record over 27 bouts since 2006. Of 3 losses out of 20 fights prior to 2012, 2 of the losses were against future UFC fighters Tom Watson and Simeon Thoresen, and the 3rd in a No Holds Barred, Pankration bout in Russia. Maguire went onto fight 5 times in the UFC, before signing with Cage Warriors in 2013.

John Maguire has volunteered his time to oversee the UK Team and offered to self-fund his associated expenses for the trip to Las Vegas.

Maguire said: “I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to work with upcoming talent at the biggest Amateur MMA event in the world in Las Vegas this summer. I’m going to give it all I’ve got. The 2014 team all came back and said they had the time of their lives at the Worlds. This year we’re going to top it and the UK Team is going to bring back a Gold. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime to fight in bright lights of Las Vegas”.

See below for the UK Team Tryouts Schedule and for application information.

UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR THE 2015 UK TEAM TRYOUTS

1st March 2015: Avaddon MMA, Harecroft Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1RL

8th March 2015: Fight Science Leeds, Unit 10, Howley Park Road, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 0BP

15th March 2015: Outlaw MMA, Northway Trading Estate, Northway Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8JH

22nd March 2015: Combat Sports Academy, 1 Cuxton Road, Custon Road, Rochester, Kent ME2 2BT

29th March 2015: Chris Rees Academy, Abertawe House, Ystrad Road, Fforestfach Industrial Estate, Swansea SA5 4JB(TBC according to applications)

April 2015: Scotland (date and location to be confirmed according to applications)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply before 14th February 2015 contact info@ukmmaf.org.
For eligibility criteria visit: http://www.ukmmaf.org/amateur-eligibility.html
For more information about applying to join the UK team visit: http://www.ukmmaf.org/2015-applicants-qa.html
For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) visit: http://www.immaf.org/

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Poster credits: Photography to Odin Photography. Artwork to Your Fight Page