Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) Season 3 is set to take place in 2015 and will see qualifiers held in five states throughout Malaysia with all the action shown by national domestic network RTM TV1.
MIMMA unveiled details of Season 3 at a press conference on Monday in Kuala Lumpur.
The tournament is open to all Malaysians over 18 years of age and will feature brackets at 125 pounds, 135 pounds, 145 pounds, 155 pounds, 170 pounds, 185 pounds and heavyweight with the winners facing off against the reigning MIMMA champions in a Grand Finale.
This year for the first time there will also be a women’s division, which is open to fighters between 115 pounds and 125 pounds and a division for non-Malaysians, which is open to fighters between 135 pounds and 155 pounds with a total of 150,000 MYR (41,846 USD) available to be won.
MIMMA is the brainchild of Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo with the Minister of Youth & Sports, Yang Berhormat Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin.
“We are proud to be part of this journey of building the MMA scene in Malaysia with efforts from all quarters, from many fighters, trainers, gyms and fans,” Lo stated. “From all the franchises, we stand today more united than ever. More than any slogan can suggest or illustrate.
“The MMA scene in Malaysia over the past few years has bloomed from where it was relatively unknown, unfounded and uncool. Now we have local tournaments from every corner of our nation. And a burgeoning amateur scene empowered by the understanding and beliefs that amateurs have an advantage, are better informed than ever and can make the right decisions for their careers.”
“ONE FC: Age of Champions” is set for Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur on March 13 and will feature a number of Tune Talk sponsored Malaysian fighters with ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui in attendance at Monday’s MIMMA press conference.
Also on the horizon in Malaysia is a cruise organized by MIMMA entitled “Mixed Martial A’RRRR!: Terror on the High Seas,” which will be the first fighting event held on a cruise ship in international waters. The 4 days and 3 nights (Penang – Phuket – Krabi – Penang) mixed martial arts cruise crossover will start go from May 31 until June 3, 2015.
For more information visit: www.malaysianinvasion.com
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