Bahrain to compete at the 2017 IMMAF African Open Championships

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KHK MMA Bahrain team will compete in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 2017 IMMAF – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation African Open Championships. The event is set to take place from 28 August to 2 September.

African Open Championships marks the fourth and final in IMMAF’s 2017 calendar before the prestigious World Championships formally announced for Manama, Bahrain. KHK MMA fighters represented Bahrain National Team to secure gold and three bronze medals at the 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore. Hussain Abdulla, Nayef Fikri and Abbas Khan had won bronze medals in their respective categories while Abdulmanap Magomedov has secured the gold medal. Much is expected from the team as they appear at the African Open Championships.

With 7 IMMAF member federations in Africa in 2017, participation is expected to increase. African members include Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Mauritius, The Seychelles and South Africa. During November, Bahrain will play host to the IMMAF World Championships. Due to the rising achievements of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Combat sports, the nation is fast becoming a major hub chosen by international athletes for combat sports training.