The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GYMMAF) has selected four top local fighters to compete in the upcoming Pan America Games.
This year’s International Mixed Martial Arts Pan American Championships will take place from June 22 to June 24 in Monterrey, Mexico.
Guyana will be participating in this event for the first time when Ijaz Cave, Trevlon Clarke, Carl Ramsey and Shenese Bobb go to compete.
Shenese Bobb, the lone female on the team, became Guyana’s first ever female kick boxing champion at age 20 when she won gold in Trinidad and Tobago at the Real Sport Promotion “Ruff N Tuff” event in 2017 in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) regional category.
The GYMMAF fielded a team upon invitation by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
This will be the second tournament Guyana competes at after invitation by the IMMAF, the first being the World Amateur Championships in January 2022. This Championship is where Ijaz Cave and Corwin D’Anjou put on impressive performances despite losses in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Cave is the only member of the Pan Am team who will has competed at such a high level.
The Pan America Games is a regional event that sees countries from North, Central, and South America participating to compete for regional superiority.