Team South Africa Dominates in the Cage on Day 1 of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships
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Team South Africa Dominates in the Cage on Day 1 of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships

  • South Africa will look to continue their great start at the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships
  • Day 1 of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships saw great action and excellent submission
  • The semi-finals of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships take place in Johannesburg today

Home ground advantage paid off for Team South Africa on day 1 of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships.

Five of the country’s most promising mixed martial artists took to the cage at the tournament with only one suffering defeat. There were great showings for the others as they put on some dominant displays in the cage.

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Team South Africa had a great showing on day one of the 2022 International MMA Federation Africa Championships in Johannesburg. Image: IMMAF/Lance Humphrey
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The first day of the championships saw intense action in 10 fights with great stand up on display and some brilliant submission wins, IMMAF confirmed. Today's action will see a further 15 fights take place, as the semi-finals of the tournament get underway.

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South Africa will be looking to continue their great start, as will Angola. South Africa's fighters will have a tough task ahead of them as many fights will see countrymen and women collide.

Today is crunch day for the athletes as the finals of the Africa Championships will take place tomorrow.

The results for day one were:

Nathanial Komana (South Africa) defeated Mwelwa Nkhata (Zambia)

Veja Hinda (Namibia) defeated Tresor Musampa (Democratic Republic Of The Congo)

Nicolaas Vermaak (South Africa) defeated Divaldo Vicente (Angola)

Ken Nyaondo (Zambia) defeated Luan Tomas Shaka (Angola)

Lewis Mataya (Zimbabwe) defeated Allistar Kunene (South Africa)

Geraldo Bok (Namibia) defeated Vedaman Canee (Mauritius)

Sipho Mlaba (South Africa) defeated Doris Bayanga (Democratic Republic Of The Congo)

Maurio Silva (Angola) defeated Djadoo Lionel Ashley Cedric (Mauritius) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Ivandro Francisco (Angola) defeated Kelvin Chishimba (Zambia)

Cameron Coulson (South Africa) defeated Jason Maurice (Mauritius)

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Day 2’s action gets underway at 11 am and sees the female MMA athletes take to the cage as well.

The schedule for Day 2 is:

Flyweight: Bianca Stander (South Africa) vs Esperanca Pereira (Angola)

Flyweight: Nicole Van Wyk (South Africa) vs Nadia Terblanche (South Africa)

Bantamweight: Carissa Botha (South Africa) vs Mischka Laubscher (South Africa)

Flyweight: Jason Beukes (Namibia) vs Mathys du Randt (South Africa)

Bantamweight: Adalberto Ntyamba (Angola) vs Maurio Silva (Angola)

Bantamweight: Sipho Mlaba (South Africa) vs Nathanial Komana (South Africa)

Featherweight: Geraldo Moïse (Mauritius) vs Veja Hinda (Namibia)

Featherweight: Nicolaas Vermaak (South Africa) vs Elizandro Sousa (Angola)

Lightweight: Tulunda Daniel (Angola) vs Ken Nyaondo (Zambia)

Lightweight: Lewis Mataya (Zimbabwe) vs Geraldo Bok (Namibia)

Welterweight: Osvaldo Benedito (Angola) vs Ivandro Francisco (Angola)

Welterweight: Tyrone Platt (South Africa) vs Cameron Coulson (South Africa)

Middleweight: Adei Volker (South Africa) vs Elisio Zua (Angola)

Middleweight: Garcia Kinkela (Angola) vs Elyse Balepe (Democratic Republic Of The Congo)

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Light Heavyweight: Zhane Tannous (South Africa) vs Enoc Emilio Kakesa (Angola)

You can watch the action live over the weekend.

South Africa's MMA fighters take to the cage, host and compete in the 2022 IMMAF Africa Championships

The most promising mixed martial artists on the continent will gather in South Africa this weekend for the 2022 International MMA Federation (IMMAF) Africa Championships, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The championships will take place from 28 May to 30 May at the EFC Performance Institute in Johannesburg. Athletes from seven African countries have arrived in the country to compete at the championships, IMMAF confirmed.

Source: Sports Brief News

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