The IMMAF European Open saw some very competitive matches and some slick submissions on day 2 as the semi-finals are now set.
IMMAF Worlds finalist Anja Saxmark got a submission victory to ink her spot in the flyweight semi’s, while Icelandic representative Sunna Rannveig got a split decision over Italy’s llaria Norcia on the other side of the bracket.
We initially didn’t think we were going to have a women’s bantamweight tournament, but we saw Gabriella Ringblom of Sweden and Varpru Rinne of Finland take home unanimous decision in that category in two quarterfinal matches.
The semi-finals in the rest of the divisions happen Saturday.
Day 2 Results
- Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova (Bulgaria) def. Deborah Osullivan (Ireland) by Submission (Rear naked choke) 1:33 Round 2
- Raluca Dinescu (Romania) def. Polly Beauchamp (UK) by split decision
- Anja Saxmark (Sweden) def. Meagan Oloughlin (Ireland) by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:12 Round 3
- Inka Auvinen (Finland) def. Sissel Hansen Brynjulfsen (Norway) by Submission (Triangle choke) 1:40 Round 2
- Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) def. llaria Norcia (Italy) by split decision
- Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic) def. Anette A-Sterberg (Finland) by split decision
- Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) def. Morgane Manfredi (France) by Unanimous Decision
- Varpru Rinne (Finland) def. Ingibjorg Birna Arsaelsdott (Iceland) by Unanimous Decision.
- Sanna Merta (Finland) def. Lindsey Doyle (Ireland) via TKO, round 2 (1:30)
Day 3 Schedule
- Amy Omara (UK) vs. Aleksandra Toncheva (Bulgaria)
- Raluca Dinescu (Romania) vs. Lyudmila Sadirina (Azerbaijan)
- Anja Saxmark (Sweden) vs. Inka Auvinen (Finland)
- Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) vs. Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic)
- Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) vs.. Camilla Mannes (Norway)
- Varpru Rinne (Finland) vs. Eloise Picard (Canada)
- Sanna Merta (Finland) vs. Julia Dorny (Germany)
- Celine Provost (France) vs. Cornelia Holm (Sweden)
- Sini Koivunen (Finland) vs. Leah McCourt (Northenr Irleand)
- Miia Isola (Finland) vs. Aurore Quintin (France)