Toncheva (8-0) finished in all of her wins in 2016, and became a 2 time European champion for the IMMAF after aging her first World championship. This awards shiws how the female fighting world is expanding in its reach wit the help of the IMMAF. This is the third year in a row an IMMAF champion has won the award.
“Thank you everyone about the recognition!,” Toncheva told us after accepting the award. “I am very excited! Hope more women will compete and feel the beauty of this lovely sport of MMA.”
Toncheva will be making her pro debut at Rizin’s April 16th.
Congratulation Aleksandra Toncheva on winning the 2016 WMMA Press Award for Amateur of the Year.
Some of the best amateur female talent have descended in Prague in the Czech Republic for the second annual IMMAF European Open.
Competitors from over a dozen countries will look to shine on the amateur’s biggest world stage. Several World and European champions will look to face a fresh batch of hungry fighters to gain medals and put their names on the international stage. Continue reading IMMAF European Open 2016 Coverage→
Four fighters took home gold medals at the IMMAF World Championships Sunday in Las Vegas.
Coming off her 2015 IMMAF European strawweight title, Bulgarian Aleksandra Toncheva adds the IMMAF World title to her resume defeating Poland’s Aleksandra Rola by armbar in round 1. She also remains undefeated at 6-0, having only started fighting in November of last year. Continue reading IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions→
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.
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