The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GYMMAF) has agreed to host the first ever Caribbean IMMAF Championships in 2023.
President of the Trinidad and Tobago MMA Federation and representative of International MMA federation for the Pan American region, Jason Fraser had requested that Guyana host the event on his most recent visit to the country – Saturday June 4.
He had first urged the GYMMAF to host when he visited in February, but President of the local Federation Gavin Singh has only now agreed.
Guyana has only ever hosted one MMA event. This was done before the establishment of the local Governing body for the sport, the Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Federation, in late 2020.
This was the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC’s) fight card Locked and Loaded – an event where boxing met MMA. At this time, current GMMAF Executive Michael Singh had organised the martial arts aspect of the event.
Fraser has been consistently impressed with the pace and level of advancement of the sport since the establishment of the local federation and its official recognition by the International Governing body in January of this year.
The logistics of the event are still to be sorted and no venue for the Championship has yet been set.
However, Fraser has assured that the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will support the event and hinted that IMMAF President Kerrith Brown would attend.