Democratic Republic of the Congo will have one representative at the 2019 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation-World Mixed Martial Arts Association Senior World Championships of Amateur MMA. He is Eliezer Kubanza.
As an amateur MMA fighter, Kubanza has 7 wins and 2 losses. He made his debut in September 2017 at the 2017 IMMAF Africa Open Championships at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama, Bahrain where he defeated Sheldon James “Princess” Victor of South Africa and Ramazan Gitinov of Bahrain.
On November 13, 2017, Kubanza competed in the 2017 IMMAF World Champions at the Khalifa Sports City Arena where he lost to Fionn Healy-Magwa of Ireland. On May 24, 2019, the Congolese fighter defeated Riyaad “Spongebob” Pandy of South Africa at the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Africa Open Championships at Brakpan Sports Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
At the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships, Kubanza will compete in the men’s middleweight division, which is at 83.9 kg (185 lbs). Including him, there are 32 fighters competing in the division.
The 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships will take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena from November 10-16, 2019. Audience entry to the arena is free.
Under the auspices of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the combat sports event is hosted by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF). The action will be streamed live internationally at IMMAF TV.
Including Denmark, 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.
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: