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By Mike Johnson on 8/18/2021 7:11 AM


  • 16 – 20 AUGUST , KAZAN
  • FROM: 2PM UTC+3 (MON 16); 11AM UTC+3 (TUES 17 – FRI 20)

[London. 18 August 2021] Today’s quarter finals of the 2021 IMMAF European & Junior European Open Championships has just concluded in Kazan, Russia.

See attached Day 3 Match Results and Day 4 (Semi-Final) Schedule

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation tournament, which features 214 athletes, continues until Friday 20 August. The tournaments are being live-streamed daily on from two MMA rings, starting at 11am (UTC) with an estimated daily runtime of 6 hours.

Highlight matches in the seniors today saw victories for the following IMMAF rising stars:

  • Dropping down from lightweight, two-time IMMAF Oceania and reigning World Champion Michelle Montague overcame Russia’s Elena Vetrova by TKO in the women’s featherweight division.
  • 2019 Asian Open gold medallist and World silver medallist, Ayan Tursyn of Kazakhstan, defeated Anna Safeeva of Russia by Unanimous Decision at strawweight in her IMMAF Euros debut.
  • 2019 World Champion Sabrina Laurentina De Sousa of Bahrain (via Brazil) clinched a unanimous victory on the scorecards against Russia’s Nina Kharinova of Russia in the women’s featherweight category.
  • #1 pound-for-pound and IMMAF World Champion, Ramazan Gitnov of Bahrain, also earned a Unanimous Decision win over Deyan Galinov of Bulgaria at welterweight.

Tomorrow’s’ Semi-Finals present first tournament bouts from Magdalena Czaban of Poland in the women’s atomweight division, Jenni Kivioja of Finland at women’s lightweight and the home nation’s Omar Aliev, as he moves into the seniors at heavyweight.

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “It’s been another stunning day of action from IMMAF’s athletes and great to see that our 2019 medallists have lost neither their hunger nor their edge over the break caused by the pandemic. With the level of skill and athleticism all the athletes have been bringing, despite a tremendously challenging time for sport, they have demonstrated true heart, endurance and a strong martial arts spirit.”

Tournament Information

For live brackets, daily matches schedule and results information, register for free at and go to the 2021 Senior European Championships and the 2021 Junior European Championships, respectively, in the ‘Event Finder’.

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About IMMAF:

Founded in 2012, the purpose of IMMAF is to further the development, recognition and regulation of the sport of MMA (mixed martial arts), enabling amateur competition through the organisation of national MMA federations around the world. With a seven-year track record of organising international amateur Championships and developing the sport globally, IMMAF's membership today includes 117 National Federations worldwide with National Olympic Committee recognition in 49 countries. IMMAF has advanced programmes for education and certification of MMA coaches, referees and other technical officials, as well as Youth Development. Supported by the UFC®, IMMAF is the only legitimate international governing body for MMA, working to gain sport recognition and see MMA into the Olympic Games.