Our National Team went to Portugal this weekend to fight at the Unlimited Mixed Martial Arts Championships (UMMA), the official Portuguese Amateur Open.
After a last minute replacement José Teixeira faced Sérgio Junior and won the co-main event in Round 1 by submission with a rare leg scissor choke.
In an highly anticipated main event Yann Liasse won by unanimous decision against national champion Milton Mateus.
We would like to thank the staff at CAPMMA (Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de MMA) and UMMA for generously hosting us and organising this fantastic event. We are looking forward to further collaborate in the future and promote the amateur MMA scene across Europe.
Only two weeks after the historic Red Lions Fighting Championship, 2 athletes from Luxebmourg are heading to Lisbon in Portugal to fight at the Unlimited Mixed Martial Arts Championships (UMMA), the official Portuguese Amateur Open.
Thank you to Marc Goddard for this fabulous seminar.
Thank you to the team and our guests from Sweden and Dubai.
Thank you to our great fighters for the sparring simulations.
Thank you to the guys who helped build the set.
Thank you to the commune of Schuttrange for their support.
Together we all learned a lot about the officiating side of MMA. This knowledge will help the FLMMA to deliver quality events in the future.
Red Lions Fighting Championships
April 7th, 2018
Amateur Fights (3x3min):
[83.9kg] Luca de Dominicis (Ita) def. Alessandro Escher (Ita) by TKO Round 1
Lightweight Division Tournament Semi-Finals
[70.3kg] José Teixeira (Lux) def. José Seral (Esp) by Guillotine Choke, Round 3 at 1’30”
[70.3kg] Teemu Leinonen (Fin) def. Wassil Bensadok by Rear Naked Choke Round 2 at 2’45”
[77.1kg] Yann Liasse (Lux) def. Danilo Cardelli (Ita) by Rear Naked Choke, Round 1 at 2’48”
[77.1kg] Issa Issakov (Bel) def. Mika Kallio (Fin) by Unanimous Decision
[61.2kg] Lucie Bertaud (Fra) def. Karolina Hulkko (Fin) by Unanimous Decision
Lightweight Division Tournament Finals
[70.3kg] José Teixeira (Lux) def. Teemu Leinonen (Fin) by Triangle Choke Round 3 at 1’40”
José Teixeira becomes the very first RLFC/FLMMA Amateur Lightweight Champion!
Pro Fights (3x5min):
[83.9kg] Davor Olivieri (Ita) def. Sebastien Robinet (Fra) by Unanimous Decision
[52.2kg] Claire Lopez (Fra) def. Alexandra Alvare Carlos (Esp) by TKO, Round 1 at 1’10”
[70.3kg] Abdelkarim Rabei (Fra) def. Dimitri Kestelyn (Fra) by Rear Naked Choke, Round 1 at 2’30”
[83.9kg] Timur Mousseyev (Tchech) def. Promeneur (Fra) by Unanimous Decision
[61.2kg] Stéphanie Ielo Page (Fra) def. Clemence Schreiber (Fra) by Unanimous Decision
[83.9kg] Esteban Mendoza (Fra) def. Cédric Severac by Guillotine Choke, Round 2 at 2’00”
Bantamweight Division Title Fight
[61.2kg] Julien Gracco (Lux) def. Eduardo Azevedo (Bra) by Kneebar, Round 3 at 1’30 ”
Julien Gracco becomes the very first RLFC Bantamweight Champion!
The Luxembourg MMA Federation (FLMMA) is proud to announce that we will host the next IMMAF Certification Course for judges & referees. The two day course will take place in Luxembourg City on April 14th & 15th, 2018.
Conducted by IMMAF Regulatory Committee member and UFC referee, Marc Goddard, the international level course provides valuable theoretical and practical training for experienced MMA officials. Those who successfully complete the course will progress to earn an IMMAF referee’s and/or judge’s license, permitting them to officiate at future IMMAF events around the globe.
For the very first time, the FLMMA in association with Red Lions Fighting Championship (RLFC) will host a 4-man lightweight tournament to crown the very first RLFC Amateur Lightweight Champion.
On April 7th, the very first edition of RLFC will take place at CASINO 2000 in Mondorf-les-bains (Lux) featuring professional and amateur fights. The latter are sanctioned by the FLMMA under IMMAF rules.
Fighting Club Luxembourg and FLMMA are proud to announce the Red Lion Fighting Championship on 7th April 2018 at CASINO2000 of Mondorf-Les-Bains. It will be the 2nd edition of our 100% MMA show in Luxembourg !
In 2016 Octagon Pride already delivered a great show with top level fights and with the Red Lion Fighting Championship we aim to further increase the bar for MMA in Luxembourg.
The event is stacked with 17 amateur and professional bouts including 2 title fights and a four-man FLMMA lightweight tournament.
The FLMMA will be officiating all 7 amateur bouts on the card to the highest standard according to the international IMMAF Amateur MMA Rules (download link).