2017 IMMAF World Championships – Day 1


The 2017 IMMAF World Championships has begun. There were 78 matches in all in Bahrain on Day 1.  There were 14 Nordic fighters in action, and ultimately they left the first day of action with 7 wins and 7 losses.  Get a country by country breakdown from Denmark, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden below.

Denmark : 0 wins & 1 loss

Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Neimat Assadov (Kazakhstan) def Joakim Jankovic (Denmark) via Arm Bar

Finland : 4 wins & 3 losses

Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Ermal Hadribeaj (Albania) def Jouni Holappa (Finland) via Unanimous Decision

Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Mika Kallio (Finland) def Jan Fajk (Czech Republic) via Unanimous Decision

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Welterweight 77.1kg (170lbs): Niko Skonback (Finland) def Axel Karlsson (Sweden) via Doctor Stoppage round 2 2:17

Middleweight 83.9kg (185lbs): Jussi Pirttikangas (Finland) def Florian Aberger (Austria) via TKO Round 1 2:57

Bantamweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Joel Arolainen (Finland) def Francesco Spinola (Italy) via Unanimous Decision

Bantamweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Ashley Williams (United Kigdom) def Eemil Kurhele (Finland) via Reae Nake Choke

Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs): Bogdan Grad (Austria) def Kevin Nieminen (Finland) via Unanimous Decision

Iceland : 1 win & 0 losses

Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs): Bjorn Lukas Haraldsson (Iceland) def Ian Kuchler (Spain) via Arm Bar Round 1 2:08

Norway : 0 wins & 0 losses

There were no bouts from Norwegian fighters.

Sweden : 2 wins & 3 losses

Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs): Abzzy Mahdawi (Australia) def Temurmalik Khudojberdi (Sweden) via Rear Naked Choke round 2 2:46

Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs): Oskar Biller (Sweden) def Milton Mateus (Portugal) via Unanimous Decision

Featherweight 65.8kg (145lbs): Hoger Salih (Sweden) def Tomas Kacirek (Czech Republic) via Unanimous decision

Welterweight 77.1kg (170lbs): Niko Skonback (Finland) def Axel Karlsson (Sweden) via Doctor Stoppage round 2 2:17

Bantamweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs): Bekzat Zhassiya (Kazakhstan) def Daniel Schalander (Sweden) via Split Decision