Amateur fighters of the Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) gave the sold-out crowd a taste of adrenaline, excitement and occasionally nail-biting moments at the Grand Finals held at Stadium Negara. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans were entertained with an unforgettable night with impressive fights and astonishing techniques from the fighters. Also gracing the event is Youth and Sports Minister, YB Khairy Jamaluddin. At the event, Khairy said, “It was both a pleasure and privilege for Jason Lo and me to initiate the setting up of MIMMA with the aim to develop tenacity and strength of character among our young unleased potential in the MMA sport.”
Amateurs Going on Pro
Opening the night were fighters Kenny Yap and Ngeoh “the Cacador” Jian Chong for the Flyweight division. Kenny Yap was crowned MIMMA’s first Flyweight champion after defeating Ngeoh via unanimous judges’ decision.
MIMMA’s first Middleweight championship title went to Jim Chong “The Believer” Jing Yi after his opponent Hafiz Chandran lost via referee stoppage in Round Three, 1 minute and 40 seconds into the fight.
The sold-out crowd certainly had their share of adrenaline rush and live sporting excitement as they witnessed first-hand as Keanu Subba took the title of MIMMA’s Featherweight championship in the first round, in just merely 29 seconds. He defeated his opponent, Muhd. Ikram.
Adrian Tham aka The Tuckerman was crowned MIMMA’s Heavyweight champion this evening after he bewailed the crowd with his spectacular skills and techniques and won over Christopher Leow via TKO in Round One, in 2 minutes and 46 seconds.
On the other hand, Ooi Aik Tong took the title as MIMMA’s first Welterweight champion as he brought his opponent Chew Chee Chan aka Big Sam down by doctor stoppage in Round 3, 1 minute 08 second.
MIMMA’s first Lightweight championship title goes to none other than Allen “Orang Utan” Chong as he has shown astonishing ground techniques and BJJ skills to take down his opponent, Shammah Chandran. Despite a strong fight, Shammah Chandran lost to Allen via arm bar submission.
MIMMA crowned their first Bantamweight champion late this evening as Prabu “Superman” Somanaidu won over his opponent Muhd Aiman via judges’ unanimous decision. Both fighters kept most of the fight standing with Prabu displayed a few take-downs.
The three Superfights
For the main event, the packed stadium witnessed impressive sports actions as Alex Sexton from Costa Rica triumphed against Malaysia’s Peter Davis in Round 1 in 4 minutes 50 second via TKO.
As for the fight between Saiful “The Vampire” Merican, the crowd witnessed history as Saiful demonstrated improved ground game and won over Aditya Deshpande from India via unanimous judges’ decision.
Edward Kelly, brother of ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) Eric Kelly took victory as he won over Tanaphong Khunhankoew via unanimous judges’ decision.
Also stealing the show that night were the two winners of the Ring Girls Search, Merveen Tan and Lisha Ho who performed their duties in exciting the crowd before the start of each round.
Jason Lo, CEO of Tune Talk and proud creator of MIMMA commented “The fighters took the championship a whole notch higher. Each and every one of them showed great sportsmanship and astonishing skills. I’m more than glad that MMA fans got to witness history tonight. The atmosphere tonight and the response towards MIMMA championship from the viewer definitely adds more fire in me to take MMA and MIMMA to the next level for next year and the years to come.”
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