Finland will be represented at the 2019 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation-World Mixed Martial Arts Association Senior World Championships of Amateur MMA. The combat sports event will take place at the Khalifa Sports City in Manama, Bahrain from November 10-16, 2019.
Audience entry to the arena is free. The action will be streamed live internationally at IMMAF TV.
Including Finland, 49 countries will be represented at the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships. It will be held in parallel with the 2019 Junior World Championships.
The 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships is hosted by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF) under the auspices of the Bahrain Olympic Committee. Here is the list of 12 MMA fighters representing Finland at the tournament:
- Jenna Horto – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
- David Pajunen – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
- Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
- Toufan Ahmadi – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
- Karolina Hulkko – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
- Jenni Kivioja – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
- Eemil Kurhela – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
- Marko Sarasjärvi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
- Brayan Aspegren – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
- Rene Katajalaakso – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
- Kirill Andreev – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
- Tomi Jaakkola – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Check the complete list of fighters participating in the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships on Conan Daily. All of the athletes on the list are still subject to medical and administrative clearance.
On November 10, 2019, there will be a tournament draw and the competition will run from November 11-14, 2019 and on November 16, 2019 starting at 11 a.m. (UTC +3) each day. All matches will take place under Unified Amateur MMA Rules.
Under the auspices of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships is hosted by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF). Meanwhile, here is a video from the IMMAF-WMMAA featuring MMA referee Marc Goddard: