Team India participates at UFC fan expo 2015 in Las Vegas
The All India Mixed Martial Arts Association was once again at the centre of Combat Sports history in Las Vegas this month. A thirteen member Indian delegation travelled to Las Vegas Nevada on the 4th of July to participate in the largest martial arts event in the world , the UFC fan expo. The event featured performances , competitions , martial arts celebrity appearances , Hall of fame inductions and an expo featuring the top martial arts / sports and fitness brands.

Team India competed at the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Championships at was successful winning the first two rounds before losing to Kazakhstan , New Zealand , Canada , Ireland and USA in various weight divisions. It was a historic event as the AIMMAA team was Indias first ever team representatives to the MMA World Championships. One of the top competitors representing India was national judo player and judo black belt Kantharaj Agasa , Kantharaj lost to an American opponent in the pre-quarter finals in a tough back and forth battle.

Team India also competed at the IBJJF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships , Alan Fenandes picked up a Gold medal for India in Master 2 category of the male [ purple ] heavyweight division , official results can be seen here on the IBJJF website. This is another historic achievement as Alan becomes the first ever Indian national to win a gold medal for India at this level.

Samuel Lalrozama and Prasad Gaitonde represented India as the first ever two Indian MMA officials to officiate at the IMMAF World MMA Championships. Samuel refereed at some of the top bouts of the event and Prasad featured as an MMA judge.

Daniel Isaac represented India at the first ever IMMAF annual general body meeting which was attended by 40 nations. Daniel gave a speech and addressed the IMMAF board concerning all achievements as done by the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association. During this AGM Daniel was also nominated to be a new board member of the IMMAF.

Speaking at a press meet on returning to India Daniel Isaac said “It was a historic event for all of the Indian MMA community. Team India received intimations for the World Championships just two months prior to the event date which caused many last minute issues. Our team had to make many sacrifices to be at the event, we were running around the last minute making travel arrangements rather than training. Still no excuses for this one , we will be back at the 2016 Worlds with a better prepared team. Our officials and athletes have returned to India rich with experience.”

 

CONTACT

All India Mixed Martial Arts Association
Training / Admn Headquarters
4th Floor, Hariprabha Solitario Commercial Complex, Near HDFC bank, Above Chroma showroom, Off college rd, Nasik. India.

Mobile :+91-9890381987
Email :info@ammai.in

Contact person: Mr Daniel Isaac
(AIMMAA founder and National Commissioner)