IMMAF details prize money at 2018 Asian Open and Junior

The board of directors for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced the breakdown of the half-a-million dollars in prize money gifted by the China International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (CIMMAF) for medallists and awardees at the 2018 IMMAF Asian Open Championships and Junior World Championships, taking place in Beijing from 10 to 15 September.

The prize money will be divided between gold, silver and bronze medallists of the two respective championships, plus awardees for ‘Best Male’ and ‘Best Female Athlete’. Furthermore, each nation will be in the running to receive ‘Best Team’ award based on a combined medals count from the Senior Asian Open and the Junior World Championships, as tallied in a final, published medals table. Second and third place awards will also be available.

The breakdown of the prize money is as follows:

MEDALISTS – IMMAF Senior Asian Open Championships and Junior World Championships
Gold: $7000
Silver: $3500
Bronze: $700, $700

BEST MALE
Asian Open: $1400
Junior Worlds: $1400

BEST FEMALE
Asian Open: $1400
Junior Worlds: $1400

BEST TEAM PRIZES – Based on combined Asian Open & Junior World Championships medals count
1st Place: $7000
2nd Place: $2800
3rd Place: $700

Both Beijing tournaments are open events, welcoming elite amateurs from all around the world. The junior event will be IMMAF’s first Junior World Championships open to athletes aged 18 to 20, providing better opportunity for rising stars to shine against competitors with a similar range of experience. Junior Championships also create a safer competition environment for younger adults who have not yet reached their physical peak. The Senior Asian Open is open to over 18s with no age limits.

Athletes must apply through their IMMAF affiliated national federation.

“On behalf of myself and IMMAF President Mr. Brown, I must once again thank CIMMAF President Mr. Wei for the incredible donation,” said IMMAF CEO Densign White. “This has great meaning to IMMAF with tangible implications for dedicated amateur competitors who will travel to Beijing from across the globe, many from regions where no funding is provided. We do not fail to recognise the effort and sacrifices of every athlete, coach and national leader that passes through the IMMAF championships. We are extremely happy that for the first time IMMAF can give more back as a means to provide added incentive for new competitors to be welcomed on to this great platform and for our returning veterans to sustain their development as amateur athletes.”

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