KHK MMA fighters will represent the Bahrain National Team at the 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore during June 12 to 16 at the Marina Bay Sands. Hussain Abdulla, Nayef Fikri and Abbas Khan have qualified to represent Bahrain at their relative weight classes.
Yousif Al Kooheji and Eldar Eldarov are accompanying the team as key officials representing Bahrain. KHK MMA initiative under the leadership of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has promoted and popularised the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in Bahrain. Recently Bahrain, has attracted global attention due to the growth of the sport and popularity of global events conducted by Bahrain based initiatives. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the fourth edition of the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA, in November 2017. World Championships will feature amateur mixed martial artists from around the world competing at the most recognised championship supported by premium fight promotions.
2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships is based on a nation vs nation format. The 17 participating national teams include Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. Debuting nations are Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Singapore and South Korea.
Hussain Abdulla, Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Nayef Fikri, Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Abbas Khan, Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)