Japan will have three representatives at the 2019 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation-World Mixed Martial Arts Association Senior World Championships of Amateur MMA. They are Kobayashi Daisuke, Daisuke Murayama and Daigo Aruga.
Daisuke will compete men’s bantamweight division, which is at 61.2 kg (135 lbs). Including him, there are 32 fighters competing in the division.
Murayama will compete in the men’s featherweight division, which is at 65.8 kg (145 lbs). Including him, there are 32 fighters competing in the division.
Aruga will compete in the men’s welterweight division, which is at 77.1 kg (170 lbs). Including him, there are 32 fighters competing in the division.
The 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships will take place at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama, Bahrain from November 10-16, 2019. Audience entry to the arena is free.
Under the auspices of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, the combat sports event is hosted by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF). The action will be streamed live internationally at IMMAF TV.
Including Japan, 49 countries will be represented at the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships. It will be held in parallel with the 2019 Junior World Championships.
Check the complete list of fighters participating in the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Senior World Championships on Conan Daily. All of the athletes on the list are still subject to medical and administrative clearance.
On November 10, 2019, there will be a tournament draw and the competition will run from November 11-14, 2019 and on November 16, 2019 starting at 11 a.m. (UTC +3) each day. All matches will take place under Unified Amateur MMA Rules.
Meanwhile, here is a video from the IMMAF-WMMAA featuring MMA referee Marc Goddard: