Bezhan Mahmudi and Bianca Antman won gold in the IMMAF – WMMAA Senior World Championship Finals in the senior division at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Bahrain. A total of 440 amateur athletes from 50 countries competed across 16 weight divisions (male and female) in Senior and Junior categories. Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals were awarded in each division.

In all, Nordic fighters captured 6 medals in the senior division and one in the junior division, with Sweden adding four medals and Finland two.

Mahmudi defeated Ayan Tursyn (Kazakhstan) via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) to claim her title in the Female Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs) division.

Antman defeated Hannah Dawson (New Zealand) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 2, 1:58 in the Female Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs).

Below are Nordic medalists.


Female Atomweight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
Gold: Bezhan Mahmudi (Sweden)

Female Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Gold: Bianca Antman (Sweden)

Female Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Bronze: Jenni Kivioja (Finland)

Female Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Bronze: Frida Vastamäki (Sweden)

Female Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Bronze: Sandra Meneses (Sweden)

Male Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Bronze: Daniyal Shamkhalov (Sweden)


Male Jr Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Bronze : Miro Honkanen (Finland)

Credit : Photos by IMMAF.