The start of the IMMAF World Female Amateur Championships happened Wednesday with three opening round matches.
The event began with two strawweight bouts. The first saw Finland’s Minna Grusander defeat UK’s Amy Omara by unanimous decision. Grusander will now take on Codie Wareham of Team USA.
The other opening round 115 match saw Maria Vittoria Colonnade of Team Italy get the TKO over Magdalena Zuchowska of Poland. Colonnade will face New Zealand’s Sarah Archer in the other semi-final.
In the lone female featherweight fight of the day, Team Canada’s Jamie Herrington got the submission over Sweden’s Cornelia Holm. Herrington’s wrestling proved a major factor in the first round, with Holm capitalizing on a bad takdedown in round 2 to taking the back of the Canadian before the round ended. Herrington quickly took down Holm in the third and applied the armbar in 0:41 seconds in the frame.
Herrington faces Germany’s Julia Dorny in the semi-finals. The other 145 semi-final sees Lindsey Lawrence of Team USA against Sinead Kavanagh of Ireland.
The flyweight semi-finals see Michaela Dostalova of the Czech Republic battle Italy’s Micol Di Segni and
Swed Anja Saxmark taking on Soth Africa’s Natalie Ausmeier.
The bantamweights round out the day with Kimberly Defiori of Team USA against Italy’s Lucrezia Ria and Swed Lisa Engelke against France’s Lucie Bertaud.
All of the semi-finals will take place Thursday at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.
We will be live cageside live with play by play.