BEAST Championship, an affiliate member of GAMMA Australia and GAMMA Oceania, successfully concluded their 6th event in Brisbane last weekend, which ran from 16 – 20th March.

The tournament provided much-needed competition and experience for adults, youths, and juniors who have been eagerly waiting for competitive mixed martial arts to return since the global pandemic last year.

There was so much on display – high level bouts with great techniques and some fantastic submissions demonstrated by numerous athletes. Importantly, we saw toughness, grit and resilience, and the only thing that matters is giving everything out there in the ring.

CEO of BEAST Championship Jason Hoad has been doing a lot of work the last few years to develop the grassroots scene for junior mixed martial arts in Australia. He initiated the #younglions platform to give them the opportunity to compete in competitive mixed martial arts in a safe environment.

The next GAMMA Oceania and GAMMA Australia National Championships will also be organised by BEAST Championships and it is happening on 15th May in Brisbane.

Check out their social media handles or reach out to for further details.


As the global governing body for amateur MMA, GAMMA works daily to improve the stewardship of the sport while developing it in a healthy, safe, and inclusive manner.

This gives all amateur mixed martial athletes the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and compete on the grandest sporting stage.

A five-year strategy has been launched through to 2024.

During this time, GAMMA will lead the drive towards a more competitive, entertaining, and meaningful MMA for athletes and fans.

GAMMA will create more opportunities for people and nations to enjoy MMA while increasing competitiveness at all levels.

This will include the development of exciting and engaging global events, working to attract new and diverse fans, and building long-term commercial and non-commercial partnerships.
GAMMA will continue to make considerable efforts to protect the integrity of the sport and develop initiatives that promote fair play, inclusion, gender equality and more.