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London: The 2021 IMMAF European & Junior European Open Championships commenced today in Kazan, Russia. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation tournaments feature 214 athletes competing between Monday 16 and Friday 20 August, live-streamed on immaf.tv.
Todays’ program included a prestigious Opening Ceremony celebrating Kazan’s elite sports legacy, local culture, and international mixed martial arts competition. It featured just two senior men’s welterweight matches from the only division to stretch into rounds of 32.
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “The first day of the IMMAF Euros opened with two compelling matches. The first saw an upset for IMMAF’s #2 ranked nation Russia, as Tajikistan’s Jovidon Mahmudov successfully reversed the bout to ultimately mount an unanswered offensive on the home team’s Samur Magamedkhanov. Poland’s Patryk Semeniuk went up against Kazakhstan’s Meirkhan Shapolatov in a tightly competitive and technical display which saw some superbly aesthetic striking and went to the judges. Well done to the athletes and teams for their performances. The matches are a great teaser for what is what is come this week.”
DAY 1 – RESULTS: 16/08/2021
Bout 1: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Jovidon Mahmudov (Tajikistan) d e f Samur Magamedkhanov (Russia) via TKO Round 2, 2:06 (10-9, 10-9, 10-9)
Bout 1: Male Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs) Meirkhan Shapolatov (Kazakhstan) d e f Patryk Semeniuk (Poland) via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
DAY 2 – SCHEDULE: 17/09/2021
Full days of MMA action commence from tomorrow ( Tuesday 17) starting at 11 am local time (UTC+3) to an estimated runtime of 6 hours.
See attached tomorrow’s matches’ schedule, which features 42 bouts.
For live brackets, daily matches schedule and results information, register for free at mynextmatch.com and go to the 2021 Senior European Championships and the 2021 Junior European Championships, respectively, in the ‘Event Finder’.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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