It’s official: Berlin, Germany will host the 2021 GAMMA World MMA Championships!
Amateur MMA’s flagship event is scheduled for 7-11 December at the Hotel Berlin Central District, with the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA)’s World Congress set for 8 December at the same venue. The competition is open to both genders and will take place with four rings over three days, from 9-11 December.
Following on from a highly successful GAMMA World MMA Championships in Singapore in 2019 (the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic), Berlin is set to feature the world’s best amateur MMA athletes from over 100 countries.
“It is a great honour for us to host this event and welcome some of the world’s greatest elite-level amateur MMA athletes to Berlin,” said Adrian Bakos, Honorary President of the German Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GAMMAF). “GAMMAF will put all its energies into staging a memorable World Championships and Congress that shines a deserved spotlight on amateur MMA in Germany and around the globe.”
Representatives from GAMMA’s 100-plus national member federations will attend the Congress, which among other topics on the agenda will include discussions on GAMMA activities during the 2020-2021 period, a review of the financial statements and budgets, and recent changes to the GAMMA Board of Directors.
“We are very much looking forward to gathering together face to face after such a long time apart due to the pandemic,” said GAMMA President Alex Engelhardt. “And what better place to do so than the world-class city of Berlin? I am convinced it will be an excellent World Congress where we will receive input from our global membership and a tremendous competition for our athletes. See you in Berlin!”
The GAMMA World Championships will follow on the heels of the highly anticipated GAMMA European Championships, scheduled for 5-9 November in Kyiv, Ukraine.