6 May 2021 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands: The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) has announced the postponement of the Prague GAMMA European Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament, which was scheduled to take place in Prague, Czech Republic in June, has been postponed because the nation was just coming out of its strictest lockdown to date.
“Whilst we are naturally disappointed to not host the European MMA Championships in the Czech Republic, the situation surrounding the health and safety issues that remain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, makes postponing the tournament a logical choice,” said GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt.
“We are in close contact with other European Member Federations to find an alternative location for later on in the year (September), and we hope to be able to provide a further update in the coming weeks.”
MMAA – Czech MMA Association President Martin Škvára said, “Our objective is to bring the best European amateur mixed martial arts athletes to Czech Republic for the European Championships and postponing the tournament will enable us to do so, which is important to support the mixed martial arts community in these trying times.
“I have full confidence in our capacity to host the tournament in 2022 and look forward to welcoming the athletes from Europe and giving them a taste of Czech culture.”