2017 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN: DAY 1; RESULTS & DAY 2 MATCHES SCHEDULE

(Sofia. 29 March 2017) The 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA commenced today in Bulgaria at the EFE Hotel Marinela, hosted by the Bulgarian MMA Federation (BULMMAF).

Day 1 of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 5 day, nation vs nation tournament included an Opening Ceremony. Welcoming speeches were made by IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, BULMMAF President Stanislav Nedkov and Minister of Youth and Sport, Professor Daniela Dasheva. The ceremony also featured a ‘battle’ dance performed by leading national folk troupe ‘Bulgare’, accompanied by bagpipers from the Bulgarian city of Smolyan.

Notable victories went to Jonathan Ortega and José Teixeira, both representing debuting teams under the IMMAF banner – Mexico and Luxembourg, respectively.

All matches were conducted under IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules.

See below for the official results from Day 1 and the matches schedule for Day 2:

OFFICIAL RESULTS – DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017

  • Bout 1: Men’s Lightweight (-155lbs). Benjamin Charles Robson (UK) def Andreas Endrerud (Norway) via Triangle Choke in the round 2, 2:05
  • Bout 2: Men’s Lightweight (-155lbs). Jonathan Ortega (Mexico) def Lajos Horvath (Hungary) via TKO in the Round 3, 1.46
  • Bout 3: Men’s Lightweight (-155lbs). José Teixeira (Luxembourg) def Cameron Clarke (UK) via a Unanimous Decision
  • Bout 4: Men’s Welterweight (-170lbs). Wladislaw Keilbach (Germany) def Milton Mateus (Portugal) via TKO in round 3, 1:37
  • Bout 5: Men’s Welterweight (-170lbs). Isakov Issa (Belgium) def Niko Skonbäck (Finland) via Unanimous Decision
  • Bout 6: Men’s Welterweight (-170lbs). Tokoudagba Jonathan (France) def Akos Tarnok (Hungary) via a Rear Naked Choke, in round 1, 2:23
  • Bout 7: Men’s Welterweight (170lbs). Alex Elsey (UK) def Kamil Czyżewski (Poland) via a Rear Naked Choke, round 3, 2:26
  • Bout 8: Men’s Welterweight (-170lbs). Jokhar Taimuskhanov (Kazakhstan) def Jørgen Indsetviken (Norway) via North South Choke, round 1, 1:36
  • Bout 9: Men’s Featherweight (-145lbs). Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria) def Elias Dagher (Lebanon) via Unanimous Decision

MATCHES SCHEDULE – DAY 2: THURSDAY 30 MARCH

  • Bout 1 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Denislav Hadzhiev (Bulgaria) vs. Stefanos kyriakides (Cyprus)
  • Bout 2 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Jack Corr (Northern Ireland) vs. Darren oBrien (Ireland)
  • Bout 3 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Adam Amarasinghe (United Kingdom) vs. Mahammad Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
  • Bout 4 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Mario Moreno (Portugal) vs. Eddy Nassif (Lebanon)
  • Bout 5 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Daryl Clarke (Ireland) vs. Markus Jeskanen (Finland)
  • Bout 6 Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Jack Antony Flanagan (United Kingdom) vs. Florian Doskja (Albania)
  • Bout 7 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Hoger Salih (Sweden) vs. Hamad Mattar (Bahrain)
  • Bout 8 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Austin Lynch (Ireland) vs. Jorge Adrian Ramirez Alpizar (Mexico)
  • Bout 9 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) vs. Borislav Angelov (Bulgaria)
  • Bout 10 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Brandon Elwell (United Kingdom) vs. Anton Pugach (Portugal)
  • Bout 11 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Kierandip Sahota (United Kingdom) vs. Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria)
  • Bout 12 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Jack Maguire (Ireland) vs. Davide Baggieri Martini (Italy)
  • Bout 13 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Eemil Kurhela (Finland) vs. Maher Hamed (Bahrain)
  • Bout 14 Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Gerard Corr (Northern Ireland) vs. Tobias Bolin (Sweden)
  • Bout 15 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria) vs. Benjamin Charles Robson (United Kingdom)
  • Bout 16 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Campanella Mahio (France) vs. Jonathan Ortega (Mexico)
  • Bout 17 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Ermal Hadribeaj (Albania) vs. Scott Harvey (Ireland)
  • Bout 18 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Nayef Fikey (Bahrain) vs. Ziiad Sadaily (Russia)
  • Bout 19 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Tobias Harila (Sweden) vs. Sydykie Derman (Russia)
  • Bout 20 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Ciaran Clarke (Ireland) vs. Gonçalo Formiga (Portugal)
  • Bout 21 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Francesco Spinola (Italy) vs. José Teixeira (Luxembourg)
  • Bout 22 Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Wolf Gerhartinger (Austria) vs. Iordan Marinov (Bulgaria)
  • Bout 23 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Nikolay Nikolov (Bulgaria) vs. Wladislaw Keilbach (Germany)
  • Bout 24 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Isakov Issa (Belgium) vs. Andreas Lødøen (Norway)
  • Bout 25 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Axel Karlsson (Sweden) vs. Tokoudagba Jonathan (France)
  • Bout 26 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Gabriele Varesano (Italy) vs. Alex Elsey (United Kingdom)
  • Bout 27 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Gianluigi Ventoruzzo (Italy) vs. Dawid Zan (Poland)
  • Bout 28 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Jesse Liljeberg (Finland) vs. Oskar Biller (Sweden)
  • Bout 29 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Henri Dimitri (France) vs. Ventsislav Ivanov (Bulgaria)
  • Bout 30 Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Jokhar Taimuskhanov (Kazakhstan) vs. Vitalij Boev (Germany)
  • Bout 31 Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs): Vaclav Holota (Czech Republic) vs. Balázs Kárászi (Hungary)
  • Bout 32 Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs): Mario Kainz (Austria) vs. Dario Bellandi (Italy)
  • Bout 33 Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs): Mario Alberto Hernandez Perez (Mexico) vs. Kudaibergen Toleubayev (Kazakhstan)

See the full brackets for all divisions on MyNextMatch.com:

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    2. Go to: https://www.mynextmatch.com/tournament/32/details/programme/fixture

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