IMMAF 2015 Tournament Preview – The Flyweights

Over the next week, we will be previewing the competitors in the IMMAF world amateur tournament. The second annual event will take place July 6th-11th. The opening rounds will take place at the Flamingo hotel and the finals will take place at the Sands Convention Center as a part of the UFC Expo July 11th.

To read our preview of the featherweights, go here.

To read out preview of the bantamweights go here.

The deepest female division in the world will see a quartet of fighters battle for the flyweight amateur world championship.

Anja SaxmarkAnja Saxmark 

Country: Sweden

Record: 3-0

What You Need to know: A training partner of featherweight Elina Nilsson, her gym has a heavy submission wrestling background. She has recently trained with Alexander Gustafsson to prepare for the tournament. She also have a kickboxing background, having gone 9-1 as an amateur.

Michaela DostalovaMichaela Dostalova

Country: Czech Republic

Record: Unknown

What You Need to know: A multiple time European champion in Judo and Sambo, her fight camp at Hanuman Gym Prague is heavy into Muay Thai. They have a solid team with six other female fights on their roster.

Micol_DiSegniMicol Di Segni

Country: Italy

Record: 2-1; 1 NC

What You Need to know: Trained in BJJ, Di Segni got the bronze last year at the IMMAF tournament. She has since won back to back fights including an unconventional forearm choke submission.

Natalie AusmeierNatalie Ausmeier 

Country: South Africa

Record: 0-1

What You Need to know: A vet of the FightStar promotion in Africa, Ausmeier works as a scientist outside of fighting. She trains in BJJ at the local Rio Grappling Club.

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