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2023 GAMMA Oceania MMA Championships to start on 9 June 2023

LockerRoom Team
09 June 2023

A diverse group of athletes representing Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, and Tuvalu will join a sizeable New Zealand contingent for the inaugural GAMMA continental event of 2023. The event will be held at the prestigious Due Drop Event Centre.

Prior to the intense action in the ring, the 200 athletes will undergo weigh-ins, medical examinations, and rule meetings on Friday. The thrilling competitions will commence from Saturday afternoon.

GAMMA has once again announced an exciting opportunity for the top male and female MMA and Striking MMA athletes at the 2023 GAMMA Oceania Championships. They will have the chance to compete at a ONE Friday Fights event, previously known as ONE Lumpinee. This coveted opportunity was first introduced at the 2022 GAMMA Asian-Pacific Championships and served as a remarkable incentive for athletes competing in Thailand. It is expected that these coveted spots will once again be highly sought after.

Notably, this event will mark the first-ever GAMMA international competition held in the southern hemisphere. With MMA gaining popularity and capturing more attention than ever, local media interest is anticipated to be substantial.

“It is fantastic to be in New Zealand and for GAMMA to stage a Continental Championships in Oceania for the first time. Sport plays such an important role in the culture of many of the participating countries and it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and celebrate the very best talent of our sport in the southern hemisphere. I would like to thank the organisers in Auckland for their hard work in planning the event and I look forward to a great two days of competition,” said GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt.

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Some names to watch out for include:

  • Inna Leniu from Samoa
  • Courtney Martin from Australia
  • Hayellom Tesfay from New Zealand
  • Harrison Smith from Australia
  • Markell Alaiasa from Samoa

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