Today the first IMMAF European open had it’s premiere day in Birmingham, England at the Walsall Sport Centre, and it was a day packed with amateur fights in various weight classes. Iceland and Norway were dominant, with Sweden winning more than losing, and Finland having a tough day. You can read the results from the Nordic countries bouts and a total win/loss record for each country (Denmark did not send a team) below.
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Day 1 Results
155 lbs, Leos Brichta (Czech Rep.) vs. Toni Lampinen (Finland)
Winner by guillotine choke, Lampinen in Round 1.
170 lbs, Chaker Alouni (France) vs. Oskar Karlström Biller (Sweden)
Winner by standing guillotine choke, Karlström-Biller (Sweden) at 0:54 in round 1.
155 lbs, Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) vs. Bobby Sheppard (Northern Ireland)
Omarsson wins by a rear naked choke in round 2.
170 lbs, Christophe Choteau (France) vs. Axel Karlsson (Sweden)
Team France wins by a unanimous decision
155 lbs, Niko Kopone (Finland) vs. Geir Kåre Cemsoylu Nyland (Norway)
Nyland takes the win by a unanimous decision.
170 lbs, Bjarki Thor Palsson (Iceland) vs. Lukas Licht (Germany)
Palsson wins by a rear naked choke at 0:37 in round 2.
145 lbs, Joel Moya Schöndorff (Sweden) vs. Joel Arolainen (Finland)
Moya-Schödorff takes this win by a unanimous decision.
205 lbs, Egill Öyvind Hjordisarson (Iceland) vs. Robin Kuarda (Czech Rep.)
Iceland wins by a guillotine choke early in the first round.
205 lbs, Andreas Syse Wallum (Norway) vs. Thomas Martin (Ireland)
Wallum loses this one home by a unanimous decision.
145 lbs, Michele Martignoni (Italy) vs. Bjartur Gudlaugsson (Iceland)
Gudlaugsson takes this one by a split decision.
205 lbs, Balazs Kiss (Hungary) vs. Robin Enonteko (Sweden)
Sweden loses by a unanimous decision.
145 lbs, Aiden James (United Kingdom) vs. Ante Agneby (Sweden)
Agneby wins by a guillotine choke in round 2 at 2:20.
205 lbs, Inge Paulsen (Norway) vs. Max Westerlund (Finland)
Paulsen comes out on top with a unanimous decision.
145 lbs, Richard Smullen (Ireland) vs. Jani Hägg (Finland)
Hägg is given a bye to the next round and thereby moves on without fighting.
145 lbs, Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) vs. Andreas Alberto Chiappi (Italy)
Eriksen wins this one by a unanimous decision.
135 lbs, John Tedeschi (Finland) vs. Markus Haegland (Norway)
and its Haegland who wins this one by split decision.
185 lbs, Adrian Jahre (Norway) vs. Ahmed Roabi (Bahrain)
Jahre secures the win by a rear naked choke at 1:31 in the first round.
185 lbs, Preparim Salihu (Finland) vs. Kiefer Crosbie (Ireland)
Salihu seems to pop his shoulder in round 1 and therefore loses by a verbal tap out at 2:49.
185 lbs, Kiril Tsonev (Bulgaria) vs. Rostem Akman (Sweden)
Akman wins this by a TKO (Strikes) at 2:28 in round 2.
135 lbs, Abdul Hussein (Finland) vs. Daniel Moeller (Germany)
Hussein takes this one by a TKO stoppage in round 2.
135 lbs, Josh Neale (United Kingdom) vs. Rama Jegatheesan (Norway)
Norway loses by a unanimous decision.
185 lbs, Markus Hakonsen (Norway) vs. Hrolfur Olafsen (Iceland)
and in this one its Hakonsen who gets away with the win by a unanimous decision.
125 lbs, Saku Ronkainen (Finland) vs. Hussein Maki Ali Abdulla (Bahrain)
In between the first and second round, Saku seem to have suffered a hand injury and the corner decides to stop it. So Finland loses by a TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 3:00 in round 1.
170 lbs, Ciran O’Neill (Northern Ireland) vs. Jorgen Indsetviken (Norway)
Jorgen wins by a rear naked choke at 1:34 in round 1.
And that welter weight fight ends it for the nordic fighters today.
After the first day at the IMMAF European Open the standing between the nordic countries are the following:
Norway – 7 wins / 2 losses
Iceland – 4 wins / 1 loss
Sweden – 3 wins / 2 losses
Finland – 2 wins / 6 losses
Note: These standings are in no way any rankings or such, it is just a record for the nordic countries after the first day and the number of fights each nation gets is different from day to day.