Updated: Nov 23, 2019
Going to the amateur world championships for the first time as the IMMAF Australian President was of course a special experience for me and a landmark in my own MMA career of some twenty-five years BUT what made this event truly special was the team we took to represent our federation and Australian mixed martial arts.
Here are some photos of the dedicated and passionate coaching team and the athletes who stepped up, put on their TEAM AUSTRALIA uniform and showed what being a true Australian mixed martial artist is all about. Much respect to you all.
NSW Athlete Olivia Ukmar - Australia's first ever silver medalist
From left to right- IMMAFA V.P Craig Jehn, Team Australia VIC Athlete Abdul M Ah Dawi and IMMAF Head National Coach Ed Bavelock.
VIC Athlete Corey Reeves
VIC Athlete Troy Fumo
NSW Athlete Patrick Best
NSW Athlete Jordan Thomas
QLD Athletes and XFC Champions Dane Alchin and Loni Doyle Filimoehala
NSW Coach Alan Philpott
NSW Coach Damiel Ung