Ulster’s Corr duo talk 2018 IMMAF Euros, preparing Northern Ireland for Junior division prominence

Pictured: Ulster MMA’s Gerard (left) and Jack Corr (right) 

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran

2018 Is the year that IMMAF begins implementation of its all new and ground breaking youth-development platform, beginning first with the IMMAF European Championships for Junior athletes, age 18-20, providing a safe an even field for young talent to develop.

IMMAF’s Junior championships are set to develop and grow with further anticipated divisions featuring tailored rule sets for young athletes age 12 and upwards.

For Northern Ireland, this future will provide inspirational opportunity for years to come. Norther Ireland is fast establishing itself as a world leader for youth development programmes through Mixed Martial Arts, and thus is ahead of the curve in aiming for generational progress from the pre-cadet level to Senior championships.

The Fight to Unite programme, run in conjunction with UAMMAs Danny Corr and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, has produced fruitful relationships with local councils and community groups enabling access to elite training facilities and funding that has opened the door for young MMA standouts in the future.

Working with the youth of Belfast

Working with the youth of Belfast

The unique programme has helped MMA become visible to the wider government community and provides coaches and mentors for the youth of Belfast, who in turn are showing up in incredible numbers for free classes and personal development opportunities available to ages 5 to 24, with the key aim to tackle social troubles.

Over the past two years, athletes representing Northern Ireland on the IMMAF platform, chosen by the Ulster Amateur MMA Association, have primarily been age 18-22. The now 24-year-old Leah McCourt made history in 2015-2016, winning IMMAF World and European titles before turning pro.

Most recently, 18-year-old firecracker, Courtney McCrudden, gave a sign of things to come as she stormed to a silver medal at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships.

This month, Northern Ireland makes its first stop on the 2018 IMMAF circuit at next week’s European Championships in Bucharest, Romania, taking place from 17-23 June. For the first time, the nation’s representatives will be split between the Senior and Junior competitions.

Competing in the Men’s Senior featherweight bracket will be Ulster team mainstay Gerard Corr, 21, now entering his third European Championships. The elder of the Corr cousins will be accompanied at 145lbs by 2015 European Open veteran, Ciaran Breslin, age 22.

Gerard told IMMAF.org of his plans to get back to winning ways in Bucharest, after an early exit from the 2017 World Championships in Bahrain, where he lost out on the scorecards to eventual gold medalist, Delyan Georgiev.

“I now have three IMMAF events under my belt, so I’m getting more experienced and accustomed to the tournament format. In those past events, I have faced two European bronze medalists and most recently the current European and World champion. I learnt from those bouts and gained knowledgeable experience from that level of opponents. Going into this year I am now solely focused on winning some silverware and I am fully confident in my abilities that I can do so.”

His cousin, 19-year-old Jack Corr, enters the Junior Men’s bantamweight bracket, with plans for a busy year to contend in both the Junior and Senior World Championships, taking place respectively in months to come.

“I’m planning on entering both Junior tournaments (European & World),” he revealed, “and hopefully the Senior Worlds in Bahrain as well. I’m looking forward to competing in three competitions this year, if we can raise enough money. It will be my busiest year to date, but I feel with every bout I am getting more relaxed and getting closer to what I know is my full potential. This year I’m also thankful that my University (UUJ) has given me a strength-and-conditioning programme specifically for MMA.”

As one of the youngest to have competed under the IMMAF banner, Corr immediately identified with the benefits of a unique talent pool, exclusively for athletes of a similar age.

“I was very pleased,” Jack expressed, “as I have been one of the youngest in every tournament with IMMAF and my previous two fights at the worlds I think there had a age gap of 8 or 9 years, so this will give me the chance to compete against people with similar experience. It should be a good chance for me to get a medal; I should be one of the most experienced juniors, with two European and the World Championships previously.

“It will be good for all young athletes’ development as, even though you could be as or more skilled than an older opponent, they are still going to be more developed physically and have more experience. Therefore, I feel that the junior tournaments will allow youngsters to gain that experience at a world class level before they jump into the deep end and start competing against people in their late 20s early 30s.”

Access to Olympic level performance facilities, courtesy of local government, has enabled Jack to further his training while the young duo has already shown promise at the international level; Jack advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2016 Euros in Prague, and made it to the round of 16 at last year’s World Championships. At the 2017 European Open in Sofia, Gerard produced one of the event’s highlight striking performances, resulting in a headkick knockout complete with a sporting walkaway.

Gerard expressed his expectations for Northern Ireland in the years to come: “I believe that in the years to come, team NI will be challenging for the no.1 spot on the rankings, with the number of fighters from our gym alone that are on the brink of turning 18 and are ready to compete. Adding the cadets into the mix will only gain the younger athletes more experience in a competition format and put them in good stead for the future.

“Danny and the UAMMA are planning to start a novice league for all ages that will work on having monthly bouts. This league will give younger competitors that ‘competition’ style feeling without the pressure that comes with IMMAF tournaments. With this system I fully expect team NI to have medalists across all IMMAF events in the near future.”

Jack, who is currently employed as an MMA youth worker, agrees that grass roots development within communities is something that will give his country an edge for generations to come.

“I am currently employed with the Northern Ireland Youth Forum as an MMA coach on a programme called Fight to Unite. I feel this will help provide a conveyor belt of young athletes and coaches coming through like Gerard, Courtney and myself. For example, one of the groups I work with is a peer mentor group who are training in MMA while also becoming leaders and coaches at the same time, and I can see many of them competing under IMMAF in the coming years.”

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Ulster’s Corr duo talk 2018 IMMAF Euros, preparing Northern Ireland for Junior division prominence

Pictured: Ulster MMA’s Gerard (left) and Jack Corr (right) 

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran

2018 Is the year that IMMAF begins implementation of its all new and ground breaking youth-development platform, beginning first with the IMMAF European Championships for Junior athletes, age 18-20, providing a safe an even field for young talent to develop.

IMMAF’s Junior championships are set to develop and grow with further anticipated divisions featuring tailored rule sets for young athletes age 12 and upwards.

For Northern Ireland, this future will provide inspirational opportunity for years to come. Norther Ireland is fast establishing itself as a world leader for youth development programmes through Mixed Martial Arts, and thus is ahead of the curve in aiming for generational progress from the pre-cadet level to Senior championships.

The Fight to Unite programme, run in conjunction with UAMMAs Danny Corr and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, has produced fruitful relationships with local councils and community groups enabling access to elite training facilities and funding that has opened the door for young MMA standouts in the future.

Working with the youth of Belfast

Working with the youth of Belfast

The unique programme has helped MMA become visible to the wider government community and provides coaches and mentors for the youth of Belfast, who in turn are showing up in incredible numbers for free classes and personal development opportunities available to ages 5 to 24, with the key aim to tackle social troubles.

Over the past two years, athletes representing Northern Ireland on the IMMAF platform, chosen by the Ulster Amateur MMA Association, have primarily been age 18-22. The now 24-year-old Leah McCourt made history in 2015-2016, winning IMMAF World and European titles before turning pro.

Most recently, 18-year-old firecracker, Courtney McCrudden, gave a sign of things to come as she stormed to a silver medal at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships.

This month, Northern Ireland makes its first stop on the 2018 IMMAF circuit at next week’s European Championships in Bucharest, Romania, taking place from 17-23 June. For the first time, the nation’s representatives will be split between the Senior and Junior competitions.

Competing in the Men’s Senior featherweight bracket will be Ulster team mainstay Gerard Corr, 21, now entering his third European Championships. The elder of the Corr cousins will be accompanied at 145lbs by 2015 European Open veteran, Ciaran Breslin, age 22.

Gerard told IMMAF.org of his plans to get back to winning ways in Bucharest, after an early exit from the 2017 World Championships in Bahrain, where he lost out on the scorecards to eventual gold medalist, Delyan Georgiev.

“I now have three IMMAF events under my belt, so I’m getting more experienced and accustomed to the tournament format. In those past events, I have faced two European bronze medalists and most recently the current European and World champion. I learnt from those bouts and gained knowledgeable experience from that level of opponents. Going into this year I am now solely focused on winning some silverware and I am fully confident in my abilities that I can do so.”

His cousin, 19-year-old Jack Corr, enters the Junior Men’s bantamweight bracket, with plans for a busy year to contend in both the Junior and Senior World Championships, taking place respectively in months to come.

“I’m planning on entering both Junior tournaments (European & World),” he revealed, “and hopefully the Senior Worlds in Bahrain as well. I’m looking forward to competing in three competitions this year, if we can raise enough money. It will be my busiest year to date, but I feel with every bout I am getting more relaxed and getting closer to what I know is my full potential. This year I’m also thankful that my University (UUJ) has given me a strength-and-conditioning programme specifically for MMA.”

As one of the youngest to have competed under the IMMAF banner, Corr immediately identified with the benefits of a unique talent pool, exclusively for athletes of a similar age.

“I was very pleased,” Jack expressed, “as I have been one of the youngest in every tournament with IMMAF and my previous two fights at the worlds I think there had a age gap of 8 or 9 years, so this will give me the chance to compete against people with similar experience. It should be a good chance for me to get a medal; I should be one of the most experienced juniors, with two European and the World Championships previously.

“It will be good for all young athletes’ development as, even though you could be as or more skilled than an older opponent, they are still going to be more developed physically and have more experience. Therefore, I feel that the junior tournaments will allow youngsters to gain that experience at a world class level before they jump into the deep end and start competing against people in their late 20s early 30s.”

Access to Olympic level performance facilities, courtesy of local government, has enabled Jack to further his training while the young duo has already shown promise at the international level; Jack advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2016 Euros in Prague, and made it to the round of 16 at last year’s World Championships. At the 2017 European Open in Sofia, Gerard produced one of the event’s highlight striking performances, resulting in a headkick knockout complete with a sporting walkaway.

Gerard expressed his expectations for Northern Ireland in the years to come: “I believe that in the years to come, team NI will be challenging for the no.1 spot on the rankings, with the number of fighters from our gym alone that are on the brink of turning 18 and are ready to compete. Adding the cadets into the mix will only gain the younger athletes more experience in a competition format and put them in good stead for the future.

“Danny and the UAMMA are planning to start a novice league for all ages that will work on having monthly bouts. This league will give younger competitors that ‘competition’ style feeling without the pressure that comes with IMMAF tournaments. With this system I fully expect team NI to have medalists across all IMMAF events in the near future.”

Jack, who is currently employed as an MMA youth worker, agrees that grass roots development within communities is something that will give his country an edge for generations to come.

“I am currently employed with the Northern Ireland Youth Forum as an MMA coach on a programme called Fight to Unite. I feel this will help provide a conveyor belt of young athletes and coaches coming through like Gerard, Courtney and myself. For example, one of the groups I work with is a peer mentor group who are training in MMA while also becoming leaders and coaches at the same time, and I can see many of them competing under IMMAF in the coming years.”

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Brave 13 recap: How the IMMAF veterans performed on a big night in Belfast

IMMAF.org contributor, Caoilte de Barra was on the scene at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 9, taking in the action of Brave 13.

Brave CF 13 is in the books and 6 former IMMAF competitors took to the cage to show their skills, now as professionals.

The all IMMAF veteran clash between Aidan James and Tommy Martin kicked off proceedings. They quickly began to exchange big shots in the opening round. The first round was spent on the feet, for the most part, with a number of takedowns attempted by Martin. The Welshman arguably took the first round. The second round began with a high pace before heading to that mat where James maintained control. The final round was all Aidan James, and he pushed through to finish the bout on the ground via TKO.

Next, Sam Slater took on Piotr Tokarski. This bout went at an exceptional pace. Slater showed incredible striking ability and takedown defence to dominate in the first two rounds. In the third, Tokarski threatened with some takedowns and clinch work, but nothing as significant. Slater took the final round and earned himself the clear cut decision victory.

2017 IMMAF World Champion Benjamin Bennett was the third fighter to make the walk on the night as he took on Sebastian Kozok. Bennett’s boxing was exceptional and the American dropped his opponent in the opening stanza. At the close of the round, Kozok failed to get to his feet, thus the TKO and a first pro victory went to ‘Mr Alaska’. It appeared that Bennett broke Zozok’s ribs in a late exchange which deemed him medically unfit to continue.

Cian Cowley kicked off the main card in an explosive matchup with Daniel Olejniczak. Cowley was tagged and dropped early on but recovered without delay. After surviving the onslaught from Olejniczak, Cowley got to his feet and proceeded to land his own  significant strikes before a clean knee to sent his opponent to the mat. From there, Cowley worked to secure a back mount. After some strikes, the referee stepped in to call a stop to the bout at the end of the first round.

2015 IMMAF World Champion Frans Mlambo topped off the action, in the headline contest. Mlambo fought for the bantamweight title against Stephen Loman. Mlambo came within moments of a finish in the first round as an impact shot sent Loman to the canvas, however, Loman came back strong and gave a repeat performance of the their first meeting. It was a tough fight, but Mlambo was unable to secure the victory.

The event once again proved the high level of talent that comes through the IMMAF platform.

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6 IMMAF veterans feature at Brave 13

By contributor, Caoilte de Barra.
On June 9 Brave CF makes their first European appearance in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The promotion has picked up a number of amateur athletes on turning pro following appearances in IMMAF competitions. This weekend, six athletes will be in action having previously represented their nation at international IMMAF competitions such as the World and European championships.

SBG Ireland boasts a lot of that talent with four of the six coming from the Dublin gym. Tommy Martin and Aidan James will be the first two of the former IMMAF talents to compete on the night as they face one another in the prelims. Martin has previously competed in the 2015 European Open Championships where he picked up a bronze medal. He won his first two bouts but then fell short in the semi-finals to eventual winner Jack Shore. Following a successful amateur career, he made the decision to turn pro. Now signed with Brave, he is looking to impress just as he did as an amateur in his highly anticipated debut.

Facing him on Saturday will be Aidan James. The Welshman is currently 1-0 as a pro following his debut last year. Prior to turning pro, he represented the UK in the featherweight division of both the2015 World Championship and European Open Championships. He failed to medal on either occasion; at his best reaching the quarterfinals in the world championships. His sole pro fight to date saw him finish his opponent in 90 seconds.

Sam Slater will make the walk soon after. The Irishman competed at the 2015 European Open and 2017 World Championships. Slater was unfortunate not to come closer to a medal, landing on the wrong side of the judge's scorecards in both competitions. Outside of that, he enjoyed a prominent amateur career in the UK and Irish scene and is 1-0 as a pro following his debut last month. The highly touted Cian Cowley makes his return to the cage following a disappointing debut last year. Cowley will face Daniel Olejniczak on Saturday in a catchweight bout. Cowley is a highly decorated Muay Thai fighter that transitioned to MMA in recent years. His appearance at the 2016 World Championships saw him tear up the division, stopping 2 of his opponents via strikes. He was unable to compete in the semi-finals due to an injury, so left with a bronze medal after 3 outstanding performances.

After impressing at the 2017 World Championships, Benjamin Bennett (pictured) made the decision to turn pro and will debut this weekend against Adam Byrne. Bennett took home gold following five tough contests in the always stacked welterweight division. Bennett is one of the biggest prospects to come out of the IMMAF games and will be one to watch this Saturday.

Headlining the card on Saturday is Frans Mlambo, now 5-2 as a pro, Mlambo is fighting for a first professional title. Mlambo competed at the 2015 World Championships where he picked up gold in the Men’s featherweight division. Mlambo turned pro following the competition and is currently riding a streak of three stoppage wins. He will face Stephen Loman, the man who handed him a loss in his Brave CF debut. Mlambo is a very well-rounded fighter that can finish a fight anywhere with all of his pro wins to date coming from a finish.

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COMPETITORS FOR 2018 IMMAF SENIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

• 18 – 22 JUNE 2018
• BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

 

[7 June 2018. London] The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has released its provisional list of amateur MMA athletes registered to compete in the 2018 IMMAF Senior European Championships from 18 to 22 June in Bucharest.

See attached below for competitors listed by a) National Team and b) Weight Division.

Please note that this information may be subject to change pending IMMAF clearance, on-the-day regis-tration and weigh ins.

ATHLETES LISTED BY NATIONAL TEAM

 

AUSTRIA:

Schordje Daniel – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Bogdan Grad – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Aladdin Bosankic – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Mario Kainz – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Besart Berisha – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Damian Visenjak – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

AZERBAIJAN:

Samir Safarli – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

BAHRAIN:

Abdulmanap Magomedov – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Murtaza Talha Ali – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

BELARUS:

Artsem Areshka – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Katsiaryna Dziadorava – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Vitali Andruhovich – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Siarhei Dziuko – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Aliaksandr Harbaty – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Dzmitry Zasinets – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Pavel Pahomenko – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

BELGIUM:

Isakov Issa – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

BULGARIA:

Oktay Arif – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Denislav Hadzhiev – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Zdravko Dimitrov – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Leonid Asparuhov – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
iordan Marinov – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Rusi Minev – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Bozhidar Ivanov – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Daniel Petrov – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Hristo Bonchev – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Daniel Yankov – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Ivan Ivanov – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

ESTONIA:

Kaupo Kokamägi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

FINLAND:

Jenna Horto – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Inka Räty – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Karvan Ahmadi – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Karolina Hulkko – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Anette Österberg – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Anniina Ervasti – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jenni Kivioja – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Mici Saaristo – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Eemil Kurhela – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Sanna Hyytiäinen – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Marko Sarasjärvi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Teemu Leinonen – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Rene Katajalaakso – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Tommi Leinonen – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Matias Anttila – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

FRANCE:

Sebastien Berger – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Sola Axel – Men’s TBC
Virgil Augen – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

GERMANY:

Julia Dorny – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Waldemar Holodenko – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Dominic Wenzlaff – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

HUNGARY:

Nora Nagy – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

ICELAND:

Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

IRELAND:

Aeilish O Hanlon – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Deirdre Fitzpatrick – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Dylan Ó Donovan – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Jack Maguire – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Ryan O’Connor – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Ciaran Clarke – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Jack Monahan – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
John Mitchell – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
John Byrne – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Adrian Elbert – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Cathal Manning – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Aaron Darby – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Ryan Spillane – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Padraig Kelleher – Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

ITALY:

Giulia De Dominicis – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Giacomo Santoro – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Ilaria Norcia – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Emanuela Scioli – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Simone Valle – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Fabiana Giampà – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Emanuele Sabatino – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Dario Bellandi – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Daniele Matiddi – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

LUXEMBOURG:

Remy Ferreira – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Sadok Hakimi – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
José Teixeira – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Yann Liasse – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

MOLDOVA:

Victor Cotlau – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

NORTHERN IRELAND:

Ciaran Breslin – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Gerard Corr – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

ROMANIA:

Mavru Ana Maria – Women’s Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Raluca Dinescu – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Ghita Iulia Luiza – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Pirva Cosmin Gabriel – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Mustata Razvan – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Iorga Cristian – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Șpac Marius Florin – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Marvin Belecciu – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Radu Zarioiu – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Yamato Zaharia – Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

RUSSIA:

To be confirmed

SWEDEN:

Nina Back – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Anna Astvik – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Elin Öberg – Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Sebastian Gonzalez – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Zoran Milic – Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Frida Vastamäki – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Renato Vidovic – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Jonny Touma – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Amir Malekpour – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jimmie Nilsson – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jessica Forslund Reis – Women’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Navid Badi – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Robin Roos – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Axel Karlsson – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Alexander Lindgren – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Heytham Rabhi – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Anton Turkalj – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)
Robin Larsson – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

TURKEY:

Abdullah Mucahit Uyar – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Yunus Emre Sahbaz – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

UKRAINE:

Daria Samchik – Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Pavel Senchenko – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Vlad Ilin – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

UNITED KINGDOM:

Joanne Doyle – Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Ben Miles – Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Ashley Williams – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Jimmy Fell – Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Scott Pedersen – Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Josh Hudson – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Liam Shotbolt – Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Will Davies – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Elliot Chilcott – Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Kris Blake – Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

 

ATHLETES LISTED BY WEIGHT DIVISION

 

WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT 47.6 KG (105 LBS):

Aeilish O Hanlon – Ireland
Jenna Horto – Finland
Mavru Ana Maria – Romania

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT 52.2 KG (115 LBS):

Anna Astvik – Sweden
Daria Samchik – Ukraine
Deirdre Fitzpatrick – Ireland
Giulia De Dominicis – Italy
Nina Back – Sweden
Raluca Dinescu – Romania

MEN’S FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):

Giacomo Santoro – Italy
Oktay Arif – Bulgaria
Sebastian Gonzalez – Sweden
Zoran Milic – Sweden

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT 56.7 KG (125 LBS):

Elin Öberg – Sweden
Ghita Iulia Luiza – Romania
Ilaria Norcia – Italy
Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir – Iceland
Inka Räty – Finland
Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa – Finland

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT 61.2 KG (135 LBS):

Artsem Areshka – Belarus
Ben Miles – United Kingdom
Denislav Hadzhiev – Bulgaria
Dylan Ó Donovan – Ireland
Jonny Touma – Sweden
Karvan Ahmadi – Finland
Pirva Cosmin Gabriel – Romania
Remy Ferreira – Luxembourg
Renato Vidovic – Sweden
Samir Safarli – Azerbaijan
Zdravko Dimitrov – Bulgaria

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT 61.2 KG (135 LBS):

Anette Österberg – Finland
Emanuela Scioli – Italy
Frida Vastamäki – Sweden
Joanne Doyle – United Kingdom
Karolina Hulkko – Finland
Katsiaryna Dziadorava – Belarus

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT 65.8 KG (145 LBS):

Abdullah Mucahit Uyar – Turkey
Abdulmanap Magomedov – Bahrain
Amir Malekpour – Sweden
Ashley Williams – United Kingdom
Ciaran Breslin – Northern Ireland
Eemil Kurhela – Finland
Sebastien Berger – France
Gerard Corr – Northern Ireland
Jack Maguire – Ireland
Jimmie Nilsson – Sweden
Jimmy Fell – United Kingdom
Leonid Asparuhov – Bulgaria
Mici Saaristo – Finland
Mustata Razvan – Romania
Ryan O’Connor – Ireland
Sadok Hakimi – Luxembourg
Simone Valle – Italy

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT 65.8 KG (145 LBS):

Anniina Ervasti – Finland
Fabiana Giampà – Italy
Jenni Kivioja – Finland
Jessica Forslund Reis – Sweden
Julia Dorny – Germany
Nora Nagy – Hungary
Sanna Hyytiäinen – Finland

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT 70.3 KG (155 LBS):

Bogdan Grad – Austria
Ciaran Clarke – Ireland
Enrique Hecher Sosa – Spain
Iorga Cristian – Romania
Jack Monahan – Ireland
José Teixeira – Luxembourg
Kaupo Kokamägi – Estonia
Marko Sarasjärvi – Finland
Navid Badi – Sweden
Pavel Senchenko – Ukraine
Schordje Daniel – Austria
Scott Pedersen – United Kingdom
Teemu Leinonen – Finland
Vitali Andruhovich – Belarus
iordan Marinov – Bulgaria
Sola Axel – France (TBC)

MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT 77.1 KG (170 LBS):

Aladdin Bosankic – Austria
Axel Karlsson – Sweden
Bozhidar Ivanov – Bulgaria
Emanuele Sabatino – Italy
Isakov Issa – Belgium
John Byrne – Ireland
John Mitchell – Ireland
Josh Hudson – United Kingdom
Liam Shotbolt – United Kingdom
Marvin Belecciu – Romania
Robin Roos – Sweden
Rusi Minev – Bulgaria
Siarhei Dziuko – Belarus
Victor Cotlau – Moldova
Yann Liasse – Luxembourg
Șpac Marius Florin – Romania
Sola Axel – France (TBC)

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT 83.9 KG (185 LBS):

Adrian Elbert – Ireland
Alexander Lindgren – Sweden
Aliaksandr Harbaty – Belarus
Daniel Petrov – Bulgaria
Dario Bellandi – Italy
Dzmitry Zasinets – Belarus
Elliot Chilcott – United Kingdom
Heytham Rabhi – Sweden
Radu Zarioiu – Romania
Rene Katajalaakso – Finland
Tommi Leinonen – Finland
Virgil Augen – France
Waldemar Holodenko – Germany
Will Davies – United Kingdom
Yunus Emre Sahbaz – Turkey

MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT 93 KG (205 LBS):

Aaron Darby – Ireland
Anton Turkalj – Sweden
Cathal Manning – Ireland
Daniele Matiddi – Italy
Dominic Wenzlaff – Germany
Hristo Bonchev – Bulgaria
Kris Blake – United Kingdom
Mario Kainz – Austria
Murtaza Talha Ali – Bahrain
Pavel Pahomenko – Belarus
Robin Larsson – Sweden
Vlad Ilin – Ukraine

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT 120.2 KG (265 LBS):

Besart Berisha – Austria
Daniel Yankov – Bulgaria
Matias Anttila – Finland
Padraig Kelleher – Ireland
Ryan Spillane – Ireland

MEN’S SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT 120.2 KG (265 LBS) +:

Damian Visenjak – Austria
Ivan Ivanov – Bulgaria
Yamato Zaharia – Romania

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