IMMAA announce inaugural Irish National MMA Championships

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Earlier this week IMMAA announced that the inaugural Irish National MMA Championships will take place from the 18th to the 20th of February. The tournament will take place over 3 days at SBG HQ in Dublin. It will replace the current selection process for the National Team for the IMMAF World Championships.

Each division will have a maximum of 8 competitors and entries will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Divisions will replicate the IMMAF structure at both Junior (18-20) and Senior (21+). This will be a behind closed doors event, however, a PPV will be available.

Before this monumental move, the IMMAA coaching panel selected competitors to represent Ireland. Across IMMAF federations, the structure of having national championships is becoming more prominent. Ireland now joins other federations in making this move.

The Irish team is currently gearing up to compete at the 2021 IMMAF World Championships in Abu Dhabi from the 24th – 29th of January. Upon their return, they will begin to prepare for the Irish National MMA Championships.

All information for entering the tournament can be found here

The full list of divisions is as follows.

Female Junior (18-20years)

Atomweight – 105lbs (-47.6kg)

Strawweight -115lbs (-52.1kgs)

Flyweight -125lbs (-56.7kgs)

Bantamweight -135lbs (-61.2kgs)

Featherweight -145lbs (-65.8kgs)

Lightweight -155lbs (-70.3kgs)

Female Senior (21years+)

Atomweight – 105lbs (-47.6kg)

Strawweight -115lbs (-52.1kgs)

Flyweight -125lbs (-56.7kgs)

Bantamweight -135lbs (-61.2kgs)

Featherweight -145lbs (-65.8kgs)

Lightweight -155lbs (-70.3kgs)

Male Junior (18-20years)

Strawweight – 115lbs (-52.2kgs)

Flyweight -125lbs (-56.7kgs)

Bantamweight -135lbs (61.2kgs)

Featherweight -145lbs (65.8kgs)

Lightweight -155lbs (-70.3kgs)

Welterweight -170lbs (-77.1kgs)

Middleweight -185lbs (-83.9kgs)

Light Heavyweight -205lbs (-93.0kgs)

Heavyweight -265lbs (-120.2kgs)

Super Heavyweight +265lbs (+120.2kgs)

Male Senior (21years+)

Strawweight – 115lbs (-52.2kgs)

Flyweight -125lbs (-56.7kgs)

Bantamweight -135lbs (61.2kgs)

Featherweight -145lbs (65.8kgs)

Lightweight -155lbs (-70.3kgs)

Welterweight -170lbs (-77.1kgs)

Middleweight -185lbs (-83.9kgs)

Light Heavyweight -205lbs (-93.0kgs)

Heavyweight -265lbs (-120.2kgs)

Super Heavyweight +265lbs (+120.2kgs)