Josh Ellis joins the UK amateur team

JOSH ELLISThe United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has confirmed that Josh Ellis will be joining the UK team to participate in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA at UFC® International Fight Week from 6th – 11th July.

Ellis steps in to replace injured athlete Ross Gallagher at Lightweight. See below for updated UK team information.

Hosted by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, the Championships are to be held at the Flamingo Las Vegas and at the UFC Fan Expo® in Nevada, USA. The international Amateur MMA tournament will be broadcast UFC FIGHT PASS. For more information about the IMMAF World Championships, visit: http://www.immaf.org/championship-2015/

Please note that due to the current unregulated status of the sport in the UK, no centralised or official fight records system exists in the country. The stated Amateur records below include only the fights that the UKMMAF has been able to verify. However, the fighters may have had more fights that have not been recorded publicly and that it has not been possible to verify at this stage. The UKMMAF will be submitting all verified athlete records data to record keeping sites, Sherdog and MMA.tv .

The 2015 UK TEAM

Name: Amy Omara – Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Age: 26
Hometown: Stockport, Cheshire
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: kick-boxing, No-Gi grappling
Fighting Style: MMA

Name: Connor Hitchens – Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Fight name: Chopsticks
Age: 18
Hometown: Preston
Gym: Reps MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: wrestling, No-Gi grappling, Amateur boxing
Fighting Style: striker/ grappler
Twitter: @ConnorHitchens1

Name: Carl Burton – Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Fight name: Honeybadger
Age: 28
Hometown: Macclesfield
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Contestant in the 2014 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA
Fighting Style: grappler
Twitter: @carl86burt

Name: Aidan James – Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Age: 20
Hometown: Swansea, Wales.
Gym: Chris Rees Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-1-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Made 4 the Cage Amateur Title (135lbs)
Fighting Style: mixed/ orthodox
Twitter: @AidanJamesMMA

Name: Josh Ellis Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Age: 23
Hometown: Bridgend, Wales
Gym: Mat Academy, Nails Fight Centre
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts:
kickboxing
Grappling Showdown Gold Medalist
Welsh Gi and No Gi Gold Medalist , Bronze Absolute Medalist
Spartan Submission No Gi Gold Medalist and Bronze Absolute Medalist
Fighting Style: mixed/ No Gi grappling
Twitter: @Josh3llis

Name: Jake Constantinou Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Leicester
Gym: Leicester MMA Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts:
MMA C-Class 12-3, Submission Wrestling, Amateur K1 – 2-0, RINGS UK Team Member (J-MMA)
ISKA and Battle Arena English National Lightweight Champion (A Class)
ISKA Northern Area Lightweight Champion (A Class)
ISKA England Squad member (C Class)
2x ISKA English National Gold Medalist (C Class)
Clash UK Gold Medalist (C Class)
Submission Wrestling
IBJJF International Open Silver Medalist (Blue Belt)
Grapple Nation Gold Medalist
Ground Control Gold Medalist
GoToTheGround Gold Medalist
Fighting Style: submission wrestling and boxing
Twitter: @JakeTinou

Name: James Duckett Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Manchester
Gym: Predators MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-­3
Fighting Style: boxing

Name: Steve Steward Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Age: 33
Hometown: Peterborough
Gym: Fightstar MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-2
Twitter: @Steve_Fightstar

For more information about the IMMAF World Championships visit: http://www.immaf.org/championship-2015/
For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation visit: http://www.immaf.org/

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