Birmingham, UK. July 5th 2021: The English Mixed Martial Arts Association (EMMAA) is now accepting applications from athletes looking to compete in the inaugural National Mixed Martial Arts Amateur Invitational in October 2021.
EMMAA are looking for amateur fighters from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales across both the
Junior (18-21) and Senior (open) age categories for individual bouts across the three-day event at the Arnold Sports Festival on October 1st – 3rd 2021.
Staged at Birmingham NEC, the Arnold Festival will be the biggest sports festival staged in the UK in
2021, with guests including Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, plus Usain Bolt, Katie Taylor and MMA icons Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St Pierre.
To apply to take part in the invitational, athletes must send the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Full Name
• Date of Birth
• Contact info
There is an admission fee of £20 per athlete if selected to compete. Medals will be made available to all competitors.
The three-day tournament will place inside the new IMMAF-certified fighting area at the Arnold, overseen by EMMAA. The event will feature a host of special guests and educational material in a bid to showcase the development of the sport at an amateur level.
To discover more about the tournament or taking up mixed martial arts in England, please visit:
englishmma.org or www.immaf.org
WHAT IS EMMAA:
The English Mixed Martial Arts Association, EMMAA, is led by international referee Marc Goddard, as President, and a total of nine founding directors. The main objective of the Association is the development of MMA as a sport discipline.
EMMAA shares the International Olympic Committee (IOC) belief in sport’s power to connect people. The organization will promote MMA as a sport for everyone, regardless of origin, social status, race or religion.
The mission of the organization is education at a grass roots level in order to minimize risk in the
discipline. The Olympic Spirit and fair play are the principles that the Association will instil in the youngest generation. Alongside sport development and regulation, the long-term goal is to see MMA into the Olympic Games.