The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced the return of the Africa Open Championships to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Registration has since been opened on February 5, 2020 to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) elite amateurs around the globe.
Hosted by Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA), IMMAF’s three-day tournament will take place at the new EFC Performance Institute from April 15 to April 18, 2020, with the Tournament Draw to be held on April 14, this year.
🇿🇦 IMMAF returns to South Africa!— IMMAF (@IMMAFed) February 5, 2020
The 2020 IMMAF Africa Open Championships are confirmed to take place at the new @EFCworldwide Performance Institute from 14 – 18 April.
Registration is set to open shortly.
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IMMAF President Kerrith Brown has expressed that, “The 2020 Africa Open is expected to receive a boost from the spike in regional confidence following growth in 2019. The move of location of the Africa Championships is illustrative of the event’s rising prestige.
“Africa athletes are demonstrating themselves to be a rising talent force and the competition provides an excellent proving ground for athletes looking to build experience, and gain medals opportunities and ranking points in preparation for the end-of-year World Championships,” Brown added.
Africa broadened its footprint on the international mixed martial arts platform in 2019, with increased representation at the IMMAF World Championships from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Ghana.
The IMMAF’s Continental Championships aims to foster regional sport development and provide international competition opportunities for local athletes by bringing it to their doorstep.