IMMAF 2016 World Championships Coverage

Amateur female fighters from 20 countries are in Las Vegas during International Fight week to become world champions.

For the third year, International MMA Federation is hosting their World Championships. The are four female weight categories this year with 32 participants.

Monday night they announced the brackets and we will update results throughout the week below. The action begins with Manfredi Morgane versus Katarzyna Biegajlo for a spot in the flyweight quarterfinals.

The event is free Tuesday through Thursday at the Las Vegas Expo Center. The semi-finals and finals will be a part of the UFC Expo.


Strawweights

Quarterfinals

  • Aleksandra Toncheva (BGR) def. Naomi Harvey (UK) by majority decision
  • Raluca Dinescu (ROU) def. Rika Hamada (JPN) by TKO 0:21 round 2
  • Aleksandra Rola (POL) def. Brenda Tran (AUS) by submission 1:28 round 2  
  • Sarah Archer (NZL) gets a bye

Semi-finals

  • Aleksandra Toncheva (BGR) def. Raluca Dinescu (ROU) by TKO 2:37 Round 2 
  • Aleksandra Rola (POL) def. Sarah Archer (NZL) by unanimous decision

Finals

  • Aleksandra Toncheva (BGR) def. Aleksandra Rola (POL) by submission (armbar) 2:18 round 1

Flyweights

Quarterfinals

  • Gabriella Ringblom (SWE) def. Brittney Allan (CAN) by unanimous decision
  • Jess Bradley (NZL) def. Ashley Hancock (USA) by TKO) (doctor’s stoppage) round 1
  • Kelsey Gollihar (USA) def. Michaela Dostálová by unanimous decision (CZE)
  • Anette Österberg (FIN) def.. Ilaria Norcia (ITL) by unanimous decision

Semi-finals

  • Gabriella Ringblom (SWE) def. Jess Bradley (NZL) by unanimous decision 
  • Anette Österberg (FIN) def. Kelsey Gollihar (USA) by TKO 0:50 round 3

Finals

  • Gabriella Ringblom (SWE) def. Anette Österberg (FIN) by unanimous decision

Bantamweights

Opening Round

  • Katarzyna Biegajlo (POL) def. Manfredi Morgane (FRA) by submission round 1

Quarterfinals

  • Cornelia Holm (SWE) def. Michelle Jones (UK) by unanimous decision
  • Arziko Bregu (ITL) def. Claudia Barragan (COL)  [Barragan didn’t pass medicals] 
  • Katarzyna Biegajlo (POL) def. Tuyet Nguyen (NZL) bt TKO 1:38 round 1
  • Camilla Mannes (NOR) def. Manon Fiorot (FRA) by submssion (rear naked choke) round 1  

Semi-finals

  • Cornelia Holm (SWE) def. Arziko Bregu (ITL) by unanimous decision 
  • Camilla Mannes (NOR) def. Katarzyna Biegajlo (POL) by unanimous decision 

Finals

  • Cornelia Holm (SWE) def. Camilla Mannes (NOR) by unanimous decision to win the 135 tournament 

Featherweight

Quarterfinals

  • Julia Dorny (GER) def. Chamia Chabbi (FIN) by TKO 0:33 round 1
  • Fatime Nánási (HUN) def. Eleonora Potorokina (RUS) by TKO 1:00 round 2
  • Leah McCourt (NIR) def. Yvonne Chow (AUS) by submission (kimura) round 1
  • Taryn Conklin (USA) def. Gina Kolo (NZL) [Kolo didn’t pass medicals] 

Semi-finals

  • Julia Dorny (GER) def. Fatime Nánási (HUN) by unanimous decision 
  • Leah McCourt (NIR)  def. Taryn Conklin (USA) by submission (armbar) 1:32 round 1

Finals

  • Leah McCourt (NIR) def. Julia Dorny (GER) by TKO 1:54 Round 1

 

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