Guyana will be one of ten countries competing at the Ruff and Tuff Caribbean MMA League in Trinidad come October.
This year’s Ruff and Tuff Caribbean MMA League is slated for Saturday October 1 at 18:00 hours (6pm) in Trinidad and Tobago at the Woodbrook Youth Facility.
The event will be headlined by Jeremy “Rampage” Rudolpho who won in the first edition of the event in 2018 at the National Cycling Centre in Couva. The MMA fighter from Trinidad and Tobago also won bronze in the World Sambo Championships.
He is set to face off against Keron “NBK” Bourne who is 5'8 Pan American Sambo Champion with an 8-0 fight record.
Guyana’s fighters will compete alongside martial artists from Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Barbados and the Dominican Republic.
Guyana has not yet announced a team.
Local fighters most recently competed in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Pan American Championships where Carl Ramsey and Shenese Bobb earned Guyana’s first male and female medals at an IMMAF event.
This followed on from Guyana’s historic participation in the International MMA World Championships.