London: Today’s quarter finals of the 2021 IMMAF European & Junior European Open Championships has just concluded in Kazan, Russia.
See attached Day 3 Match Results and Day 4 (Semi-Final) Schedule
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation tournament, which features 214 athletes, continues until Friday 20 August. The tournaments are being live-streamed daily on immaf.tv from two MMA rings, starting at 11am (UTC) with an estimated daily runtime of 6 hours.
Highlight matches in the seniors today saw victories for the following IMMAF rising stars:
- Dropping down from lightweight, two-time IMMAF Oceania and reigning World Champion Michelle Montague overcame Russia’s Elena Vetrova by TKO in the women’s featherweight division.
- 2019 Asian Open gold medallist and World silver medallist, Ayan Tursyn of Kazakhstan, defeated Anna Safeeva of Russia by Unanimous Decision at strawweight in her IMMAF Euros debut.
- 2019 World Champion Sabrina Laurentina De Sousa of Bahrain (via Brazil) clinched a unanimous victory on the scorecards against Russia’s Nina Kharinova of Russia in the women’s featherweight category.
- #1 pound-for-pound and IMMAF World Champion, Ramazan Gitnov of Bahrain, also earned a Unanimous Decision win over Deyan Galinov of Bulgaria at welterweight.
Tomorrow’s’ Semi-Finals present first tournament bouts from Magdalena Czaban of Poland in the women’s atomweight division, Jenni Kivioja of Finland at women’s lightweight and the home nation’s Omar Aliev, as he moves into the seniors at heavyweight.
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “It’s been another stunning day of action from IMMAF’s athletes and great to see that our 2019 medallists have lost neither their hunger nor their edge over the break caused by the pandemic. With the level of skill and athleticism all the athletes have been bringing, despite a tremendously challenging time for sport, they have demonstrated true heart, endurance and a strong martial arts spirit.”
Day 2 Results:[embeddoc url=”https://www.fightbookmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/202120IMMAF20EUROS_DAY20320RESULTS_PR.pdf”]
Semifinals Day 4 Schedule:[embeddoc url=”https://www.fightbookmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/202120IMMAF20EUROS_SCHEDULE20DAY20204.pdf”]
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