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54 Amateurs Safe MMA Plus Clear for Wimp 2 Warrior

The Wimp 2 Warrior Cork Finale took place last night on 8 April in the Republic of Ireland, with the all-Amateur card fully medically cleared to the Safe MMA Plus standard.

Held in partnership with SBG Cork City gym, the Neptune Stadium event featured the 54 medically approved amateur participants listed below.

Novice league competitor, Michelle Shahid, was exceptionally approved to compete in this event only on the basis of a no head shots bout enforced with zero tolerance.

Aaron Deane
Aidan Beausang
Anthony Murphy
Ben Deane
Brandon Dunne
Brian Linehan
Brian Reynolds
Cailim Fielding
Chris Doran
Clodagh Warne
Colin O’Shaughnessy
Colm O’Dea
Conor Bowen
Conor O’Callaghan
Darren Walsh
Dean Crowley
Dean O’Callaghan
Evelyn (Missy) Mullane
Gavin McCarthy
Ian Manning
Ian O’Connor
Jake Ryan
James Creed
James O’Doherty
Jamie Crowley
Joey Byrne
John Arnott
Jonathan Delaney
Jonathan O’Mahony
Kevin Irwin
Kevin O’Keefe
Kieran Corcoran
Kieran Murray
Louis Nolan
Maire Walsh
Melissa Falvey
Michael Hughes
Michelle Shahid
Natasha Falvey
Nathalie Legnaro
Reinis Lubraks
Rhys O’Connell
Rory Hennebry
Ryan O’Connor
Sarah McCormack
Scott O’Sullivan
Shane O’Brien
Shane O’Connor
Shane Ryan
Stephen Kielty
Stephen Looney
Traoloch Hennebry
Wiveka O’Sullivan
Zoe Linnane

For more information about Wimp 2 Warrior visit: http://wimp2warrior.com/

Cage Warriors introduces Safe MMA Plus for its UK events

For Cage Warriors 82 on the 1 April, the promotion introduced the enhanced Safe MMA Plus medical clearance standard for its UK events.

All fighters (as listed below) submitted dilated pupil eye exams and brain/neck scans as required under the enhanced protocol, in addition to blood test results and medical examinations.

The Liverpool Echo Arena event marked an increase in Cage Warriors’ athlete clearance standards, demonstrating the promotion’s serious commitment to fighter safety.

Cian Erraught
Dean Trueman
Dylan Mcloughlin
Elliot Jenkins
Ellis Hampson
Frantz Slioa
Johan Romming
Konmon Deh
Lacey Schuckman
Lee Chadwick
Leeroy Barnes
Lloyd Manning
Molly McCann
Nad Narimani
Nathaniel Wood
Patrick Pimblett
Paull McBain
Perry Goodwin
Ross Houston
Shawn Kenny
Tommy Quinn
Vaughan Lee

For information about Cage Warriors visit: www.cagewarriors.com

2017 Europan Open

Safe MMA Clears 26 National Teams for 2017 IMMAF European Open

The 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships moves into its fourth day and the Semi-Finals today in Bulgaria, at the EFE Hotel Marinela Sofia.

Hosted by the Bulgarian MMA Federation(BULMMAF) under IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation tournament includes 127 athletes from 26 countries.

All fighters were medically cleared to compete by Safe MMA, as listed below.

For more information go to www.immaf.org

See the full brackets for all divisions on MyNextMatch.com:
1. Register for free on MyNextMatch.com
2. Go to: https://www.mynextmatch.com/tournament/32/details/programme/fixture

ALBANIA

Florian Doskja   Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Ermal Hadribeaj    Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

AUSTRIA

Wolf Gerhartinger Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Florian Aberger Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Mario Kainz  Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Doupona Dominic  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Lukasz Sniadecki  Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

Damian Visenjak  Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

 

AZERBAIJAN

Sanan Safarli  Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Mahammad Aliyev  Men’s  Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

 

BAHRAIN

Hussain Abdulla  Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Nayef Fikey  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

BELGIUM

Isakov Issa  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

BULGARIA

Antoniya Kalacheva  Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)

Ofelia Nikolaeva  Women’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Nikolay Ivaylov  Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Rostislav Raichev  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Denislav Hadzhiev  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Delyan Georgiev   Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Ferdun Osmanov  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Jordan Marinov Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Nikolay Nikolov  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Ventsislav Ivanov Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Valeri Atanasov Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Atanas Krastanov  Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

Hristo Bonchev  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Daniel Yankov   Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

Borislav Angelov Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Rusi Minev Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Daniel Galabarov Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Vaclav Holota Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

 

CYPRUS

Stefanos kyriakides Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

 

FINLAND

Anette Österberg Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Niko Skonbäck  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Chamia Chabbi Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Sanna Hyytiäinen Women’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Jesse Liljeberg  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Eemil Kurhela  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Matias Anttila  Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

Markus Jeskanen  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

 

FRANCE

Campanella Mahio  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Manon Fiorot  Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Henri Dimitri  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Tokoudagba Jonathan Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

GERMANY

Wladislaw Keilbach  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Vitalij Boev  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

HUNGARY

Lajos Horvath  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Alexandra Kovacs  Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Balázs Kárászi  Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Akos Tarnok  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Nora Nagy  Women’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

IRELAND

Daryl Clarke  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Ciaran Clarke    Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

David Fogarty    Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Darren O’Brien  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Dylan Kennedy  Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Jack Maguire     Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Scott Harvey      Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Austin Lynch      Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

 

ITALY

Davide Baggieri Martini  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Gabriele Varesano  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Marco Zannetti  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Francesco Spinola  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Daniele Matiddi Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

Arziko Bregu  Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Dario Bellandi  Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Ilaria Norcia  Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Gianluigi Ventoruzzo  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Gabriele Bartoni  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

 

KAZAKHSTAN

Berik Shinaliyev Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Kudaibergen Toleubayev  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Jokhar Taimuskhanov  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

LEBANON

Elias Dagher  Men’s  Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Eddy Nassif  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Imad Hoayek  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Roland Yacoubian Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

 

LUXEMBOURG

José Teixeira  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

MEXICO

Sara Cova  Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)

Mario Alberto Hernandez Perez  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Jorge Adrian Ramirez Alpizar  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Jonathan Ortega Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

Gerard Corr Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Jack Corr  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Scott Trelford  Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

 

NORWAY

Andreas Endrerud  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Ole Johnny Eriksen  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Jørgen Indsetviken  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Berat Berisha  Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

Andreas Lødøen  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

PAKISTAN

Abbas Khan  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

POLAND

Pawel Zakrzewski  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Kamil Czyżewski  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Marcin Kalata  Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

Dawid Zan  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

PORTUGAL

Mario Moreno  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Gonçalo Formiga Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Anton Pugach  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Milton Mateus  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

 

ROMANIA

Ion Grigore  Men’s Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs)

 

RUSSIA

Sydykie Derman  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

ziiad Sadaily  Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

 

SWEDEN

Oskar Biller        Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Cornelia Holm   Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Tobias Harila     Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Dennis Ryden    Men’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Tobias Bolin       Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Khaled Laallam  Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Anton Turkali  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Anna Astvik  Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)

Fannie Redman   Women’s Strawweight 52.2 kg (115 lbs)

EvaMy Persson Women’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Hoger Salih  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Christoffer Hillsjo  Men’s Light Heavyweight 93 kg (205 lbs)

Heytham Rabhi Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Axel Karlsson  Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Anja Saxmark  Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Irman Smajic  Men’s Super Heavyweight 120.2 kg (265 lbs) +

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Kierandip Sahota  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Adam Amarasinghe  Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Cameron Clarke Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Brandon Elwell  Men’s Featherweight 65.8 kg (145 lbs)

Benjamin Charles Robson Men’s Lightweight 70.3 kg (155 lbs)

Alex Elsey Men’s Welterweight 77.1 kg (170 lbs)

Tom Crosby Men’s Middleweight 83.9 kg (185 lbs)

Jack Antony Flanagan Men’s Bantamweight 61.2 kg (135 lbs)

Beckie Ainscough Women’s Flyweight 56.7 kg (125 lbs)

Cage Legacy

Cage Legacy 2: 20 competitors are Safe MMA Plus clear!

20 competitors were cleared to the Safe MMA Plus medical standard to appear at Cage Legacy 2 tonight.

With a card consisting of 2 professionals and 18 amateurs, Cage Legacy Fighting Championship 2 took place at TLT in East Coast Business Park, Drogheda, Ireland.

According to the guidelines of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association and Safe MMA – Ireland, professional competitors underwent blood tests, medical examinations, specialist eye tests and brain scans. Meanwhile Amateurs not only cleared blood tests and medical examinations but were also required to undergo preclearance brain scans to meet the new medical recommendations for 2017.

For more information about Cage Legacy visit: www.cagelegacy.com

See below for the full list of Safe MMA approved fighters for Cage Legacy 2:

Professional

Arann Maguire
Hughie Orourke

Amateur

Adam Darby
Constantin Blanita
Cormac Copeland
Dee Begley
Dillon Manning
Frank Kelly
Ger Harris
Ivan Blanita
Leon Hill
Luke Robbinson
Marco Lunardini
Matthew Whyte
Nahom Wedi
Nathan Brennan
Niall Branigan
Niall English
Ronan Tomnay
Silje Wahl

ACB 54’s international card gets the Safe MMA Green Light

46 professional fighters have been approved by Safe MMA to compete at tonight’s Absolute Championship Berkut 54, as the Russian promotion returns to the UK.

The competitors showcased on ACB’s international card at the Manchester Arena were subject to medical examinations and blood tests for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. For more about ACB go to acbmma.com/en

See below for the full list of Safe MMA competitors on ACB 54:

Aaron Aby *Pro Wales
Adam Zajac *Pro Poland
Ali Bagov *Pro Russia
Amirkhan Adaev *Pro Russia
Andy DeVent *Pro England
Ashley Reece *Pro England
Aslambek Saidov *Pro Poland
Aurel Pirtea *Pro Romania
Azi Thomas *Pro Wales
Batraz Agnaev *Pro Russia
Brendan Loughnane *Pro England
Bubba Jenkins *Pro USA
Cal Ellenor *Pro England
Chris Bungard *Pro Scotland
Coner Hignett *Pro England
Danny Mitchell *Pro England
David Mitchell *Pro USA
Dean Garnett *Pro England
Declan Williams *Pro England
Eden Newton *Pro England
Gaz Corran *Pro England
Iain Feenan *Pro Scotland
Ibragim Chuzhigaev *Pro Russia
Ion Pascu *Pro Ireland
James Lewis *Pro England
Javonne Morrison *Pro England
Jenaid Ebanks *Pro England
Joshua Aveles *Pro USA
Kane Mousah *Pro England
Lewis Monarch *Pro England
Luke Barnatt *Pro England
Mamed Khalidov *Pro Poland
Marcin Prostko *Pro England
Max Nunes *Pro Sweden
Michael Tobin *Pro Australia
Michael Wilkinson *Pro England
Mukhumat Vakhaev *Pro Russia
Murad Kalamov *Pro Russia
Nam Phan *Pro USA
Niko Gjoka *Pro England
Rakhman Dzhanaev *Pro Russia
Rob Whiteford *Pro Scotland
Saul Rogers *Pro England
Shaun Hampton *Pro England
Shoaib Yousaf *Pro England
Tanner Boser *Pro Canada

Cage Warriors 81

42 Competitors Cleared for Cage Warriors Super Fight Night

Cage Warriors broke records tonight as 28 fighters met the Safe MMA Plus standard in Ireland, while 14 were medically cleared by Safe MMA to compete in Wales for one dual super night of bouts.

In compliance with Irish Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Association criteria, 14 professionals and 14 amateurs competing at Cage Warriors 81 in Dublin met Safe MMA Plus enhanced requirements that include brain scans for all, and also ophthalmology tests for pro’s.

Meanwhile, those competing on a parallel event in Newport, “Cage Warriors Wales Academy”, also received third party medical clearance via Safe MMA.

See below for the full list of Cage Warriors competitors that were approved for competition tonight by Safe MMA:

Cage Warriors 81:

Professional
Arnold Quero
Blaine O’Driscoll
Catherine Costigan
Darren O’Gorman
Eric Nolan
Håkon Foss
Joseph McColgan
Josh Clark
Karl Moore
Maciej Gierszewski
Marcin Zembala
Martyn Harris
Romain Bidet
Wendy McKenna

Amateur
Adam Darby
Alex Brophy
Alexander Yankov
Austin Lynch
Colm O’Regan
Francis Treacy
Gary Coffey
Ivan Blanita
Leon Hill
Makinde Adeyemi
Mark Gallivan
Mateusz Kopyto
Pawel Politylo
Stephen Treacy

Cage Warriors Academy Wales

Professional
Aaron Khalid
Alexandros Gerolymatos
Craig Bale
Damo Weeden
Dan Good
Daniel Hodor
Ethan Charlesworth
Gracjan Bak
Jack Shore
Joe Orrey
Josh Ellis
Nathan Ford
Phil Wells
Richard Williams

For more about Cage Warriors visit: http://www.cagewarriors.com/

Bellator BAMMA

Competitors for Bellator 173 & BAMMA 28 get the Safe MMA green light

All 34 professional fighters competing on last night’s co-event in Belfast, Bellator 173 & BAMMA 28, had medical clearance from Safe MMA.

Besides requiring competitors to meet the basic Safe MMA requirements for medical examinations and blood tests, BAMMA and Bellator stipulated an enhanced clearance standard to include brain scans.

See below for the full list of Safe MMA clear competitors under the two promotions:

Bellator 173

Alex Lohore
Brett McDermott
Colin Fletcher
Iony Razafiarison
James Gallagher
James McErlean
Kirill Medvedovski
Liam McGeary
Shay Walsh
Sinead Kavanagh

BAMMA 28

Adam Gustab
Andrew Murphy
Andy Young
Damien Lapilus
Daniel Olejniczak
Daniel Rutkowski
Declan Dalton
Dominic Wooding
Glenn Irvine
Jai Herbert
Jonathan Brookins
Jonathan Reid
Keith McCabe
Kyle McClurkin
Niall Smith
Norman Parke
Paul Hughes
Paul Redmond
Rhys McKee
Ronnie Mann
Stephen Kilifin
Steve Owens
Tim Barnett
Will Fleury