The 2019 edition of the AIMMAA (All India Mixed Martial Arts Association) National Championship turned out to be a huge success story. The event was held in Calicut, Kerala on the 9th and 10th of November and saw participation of MMA fighters from all over India across ten weight classes.
B Vamshi of Telangana was declared the Best Fighter of the Tournament and he subsequently took home a cash prize of Rs. 5000 as a result.
Elsewhere, Naveena M, Abhimanyu Rai, and Siddharth Singh Dhami were selected to be on the Amateur fight card of Matrix Fight Night 3 which is scheduled to take place on December 20 in Mumbai.
Along with selecting these three, Matrix Fight Night Director Alan Fenandes also noted that he has chosen B Vamshi, J Karan, Y Abinesh, Nirmal Soules, Harshit Pawar and Manoj Sharma to be part of the free training camp which will be held in the MMA Matrix Gym in Mumbai through which the fighters will be groomed for the upcoming Matrix Fight Night shows.
Alan Fenandes went on to add that AIMMAA, along with MFN is on the lookout for the best up and coming talent from the Indian MMA scene in order to provide them opportunities both at the amateur and professional levels.
“India is a land full of talent but with lack of opportunities most of it is going to waste,” he noted.
He also thanked the entire AIMMAA team and Kerala Team for putting up a great show at the National MMA Championship.
Below is the complete list of medal winners from the event:
FEMALE ATOM WEIGHT
Gold: Rashmi Jain (Delhi)
Silver: Iris Chitra Pantikaran (Kerala)
FEMALE BANTAM WEIGHT
Gold: Y. Vijaya Deepika (Telangana)
Silver: Magan Rani (U.P)
MALE STRAW WEIGHT
Gold: Naveena M. (Karnataka)*
Silver: B. Vamshi (Telangana)
MALE FLY WEIGHT
Gold: Deepak (Delhi)
Silver: Jinuval K (Kerala)
MALE BANTAM WEIGHT
Gold: Abhimanyu Rai (U.K)*
Silver: Aakarsh M. (TN)
MALE FEATHER WEIGHT
Gold: Sidharth Singh Dhami (U.K)*
Silver: Siddhant Bisht (Delhi)
MALE LIGHT WEIGHT
Gold: Nirmal Soules (T.N)
Silver: J. Karan Singh (Telangana)
MALE SUPER LIGHT WEIGHT
Gold: Manoj Sharma (H.R)
Silver: Neeraj Umesh (Kerala)
MALE WELTER WEIGHT
Gold: Sandeep Kumar Yadav (MH)
Silver: Ashique K.M.P (Kerala)
MALE MIDDLE WEIGHT
Gold: Harshit Pawar (Delhi)
Silver: Arun Ivani Fernandes (Kerala)
MALE HEAVY WEIGHT
Gold: Kamalesh (Kerala)
Silver: Vishal Surendra BhardwaJ (MH)