Six local fighters will be attending the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s Amateur World Championships in Abu Dhabi set for January 24th to 29th.
This will be the first time Guyana is represented at the championships which were first held in 2019. Our contingent will compete among 529 athletes from 60 countries.
Notably, Guyana will be one of only two (2) Caribbean countries competing at the event. Twin island Trinidad and Tobago will be represented by their lone participant Jeremy ‘Rampage’ Rodulfo – in the Men’s Light Heavyweight Division.
Renowned Judoka, Bruce Fraser will be the coach in charge of team at the event.
The team features Corwin D'Anjou, one of the few locally-based fighters with MMA experience.
Our six local MMA fighters will compete in various categories:
Corwin D'Anjou - Men's Welterweight (77.1kg)
Webster Mc Rae - Middleweight (83.9kg)
Ijaz Cave - Men’s Light Heavyweight (93kg)
Akeem Fraser - Men’s Light Heavyweight (93kg)
Christopher James - Heavyweight (120.2kg)
John Campayne - Super Heavyweight (300kg)
In addition to this being Guyana’s first time participating, this will also be the first IMMAF Worlds in two years.
This is due to the ongoing pandemic which resulted in the event, initially planned for November 27th to December 4th in Kazakhstan, being moved to Abu Dhabi.
IMMAF’s flagship annual event attracted around 450 athletes from 49 nations, before COVID-19 put a stop to IMMAF championships in 2020.