Manama, June 19 (BNA): Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Public Authority for Sports and President of the Bahraini Mixed Olympic Committee. The Martial Arts Association (BMMAF) is organizing the Khalid Bin Hamad Open Mixed Martial Arts Championship on June 22.
This tournament is part of the “KOMBAT KINGDOM” tournament that Bahrain is hosting until June 23. It includes the Brave International Championship in its 71st and 72nd edition, the first MMA certification tournament for judges and referees, which is sanctioned by Brave CF and BMMAF, and sanctioned by the Asian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (AMMAC).
Mohammed Ali Qambar, President of BMMAF and AMMAC expressed his thanks for His Highness Sheikh Khalid’s continuous support for MMA, promoting it at the international level, and enabling Bahrain to reach the highest world rankings in this sport.
He also thanked His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Vice President of the Public Sports Authority and Chairman of the Bahrain Combat Sports Council, for his efforts in developing combat sports, including mixed martial arts.
He said that all this contributed to the growth of the mixed martial arts scene in Bahrain, and to giving the Kingdom a regional and international leadership in this sport.
He pointed out that the Khalid bin Hamad Mixed Martial Arts Championship 2023 comes within the series of tournaments that the federation holds annually, which provides an opportunity for Bahraini talents to compete and rise to represent Bahrain in various sports forums.
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