Home > Sport > Other Sports
Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 6:04:00 PM
Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 6:05:56 PM
by shamshul fitri
Trials for the Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Championships will be held in the Klang Valley as well as Kelantan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah.
KUALA LUMPUR: The second edition of the Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Championships (MIMMAFC) will be a bigger affair as it will be held outside of the Klang Valley for the first time.
Last year, over 300 exponents signed up for the championships. The preliminary rounds were held at the Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya while Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur staged the Finals.
But this season, Kelantan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah will also play hosts. The selection trials will begin on March 6.
Organiser Jason Lo, the Tune Talk chief executive officer, said the move to include the major cities as hosts would increase the number of participants this season.
“Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the country and the MIMMAFC has proven to be an excellent stepping stone for fighters to reach a higher level,” said Jason at the launch of the new season on Monday.
Also present at the launch were Datuk M. Saravanan, the Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, and Malaysian Mixed Martial Arts Association president Jaluddin Abu Hassan.
Seven weight classes will be contested this time from flyweight to heavyweight. The twist for this season is the winner of each class will face the title holder to determine the champion.
Tags / Keywords:
mixed martial arts, Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Championships, MIMMAFC, Jason Lo
Agilan looking for respect in ONE fight debut
Bigger season for MIMMA with two new categories
The art of fighting
Zhang Yu scores a KO to remember in MMA bout
Nick Jonas tries his hand in acting
Ironman McCoy peerless in world of hard knocks
Britain's Jockey Club makes healthy profit in 2014
Sazali, Tze Liang frontrunners for best sportsman title
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
10 ways to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
New video series from AMGA lets climbers belay their skills
Spanish PM Rajoy upbeat on economy as election race heats up
Swiss ski resort bans selfies with iconic Saint Bernards
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)