IMMAF 2017 World Championships Coverage

In what will be the first time Bahrain will see a female MMA fights, 53 women athletes from across 22 countries will competing for the IMMAF World Championship. Five champions will be crown in a six day tournament November 11-19.

Two countries will be sending representatives for the first time as Tunisia and the host country Bahrain will have athletes taking part.

The US has one lone representative in bantamweight Fotini Kandris.

The fight sill be streamed on the Bahrain tv app. We will have results throughout the week.

Strawweight

Opening Round

  • Hannah Dawson  (New Zealand) def. Naipunya Sunil (India) by TKO 1:21 round 2 

Quarterfinals

  • Hannah Dawson (New Zealand) def. Raluca Dinescu (Romania) by unanimous decision  
  • Sara Cova (Mexico) def. Aeilish O Hanlon (Ireland) by unanimous decision 
  • Anna Astvik (Sweden) def. Emily Badmaev (Ireland) by unanimous decision 
  • Ayan Tursyn (Kazakhstan) def. Hend Rezk (Bahrain) by unaimous decision

Semi-finals

  • Hannah Dawson (New Zealand) def. Sara Cova (Mexico) by unanimous decision
  • Anna Astvik (Sweden) def. Ayan Tursyn (Kazakhstan) by unanimous decision

Finals

  • Hannah Dawson (New Zealand) vs. Anna Astvik (Sweden)

Flyweight

Opening Round

  • Gulmira Nugmanova (Kazakhstan) def. Saloni Avhad (India) by TKO 2:25 round 2
  • Ghita Iulia Luiza (Romania) def. Alish Smith (Australia) by unanimous decision 
  • Michele Oliveira (Brazil) def. Dee Begley (Ireland) by TKO 1:01 round 1 
  • Nishigandha Rao (India) def. Daria Sloviashchenkova (Russia) by split decision 
  • Danni Neilan (Ireland) def. Abidi Mariem (Tunisia) by unanimous decision 

Quarterfinals

  • Alexandra Kovacs (Hungary) def. Gulmira Nugmanova (Kazakhstan) by TKO 1:03 round 1
  • Michele Oliveira (Brazil) def. Ghita Iulia Luiza (Romania) by arm triangle choke 2:59 round 2
  • Anette Österberg (Finland) def. Nishigandha Rao (India) by TKO 0:59 round 2
  • Danni Neilan (Ireland) def. Ilaria Norcia (Italy) by unanimous decision

Semi-finals

  • Michele Oliveira (Brazil) def. Alexandra Kovacs (Hungary) by unanimous decision
  • Danni Neilan (Ireland) def. Anette Österberg (Finland) by split decision

Finals

  • Michele Oliveira (Brazil) vs. Danni Neilan (Ireland)

Bantamweight

Quarterfinals

  • Karolina Hulkko (Finland) def. Kyla De Vries (South Africa) by unanimous decision
  • Joanne Doyle (United Kingdom) def. Arziko Bregu (Italy) by armbar 2:36 round 2
  • Chamia Chabbi (Finland) def. Fotini Kandris (USA) by unanimous decision 

Semi-finals

  • Manon Fiorot (France) def. Karolina Hulkko (Finland) by unanimous decision 
  • Chamia Chabbi (Finland) def. Joanne Doyle (United Kingdom) by unanimous decision

Finals

  • Manon Fiorot (France) vs. Chamia Chabbi (Finland)

Featherweight

Quarterfinals

  •  Fabiana Giampa (Italy) def. Lama Nassar (Lebanon) by by unanimous decision

Semi-finals

  • Courtney McCrudden (Northern Ireland) def. Nicole Schnalzer  (Austria) by TKO 0:10 round 1
  • Fabiana Giampa (Italy) def. Nora Nagy (Hungary) by split decision

Finals

  • Courtney McCrudden (Northern Ireland) vs. Fabiana Giampa (Italy)

Lightweight

Quarterfinals

  • Kaycee Blake (United Kingdom) def. Divya Nagaraj (India) by TKO 1:43 round 1
  •  Julia Dorny (Germany) def. Izabel Hristova (Bulgaria) by unaimous decision

Semi-finals

  • Kaycee Blake (United Kingdom) def. Fatema Bureshaid (Bahrain) by TKO round 1
  • Gase Sanita (New Zealand) def.  Julia Dorny (Germany) by split decision

Finals

  • Kaycee Blake (United Kingdom) vs. Gase Sanita (New Zealand)
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