The city of Rosario, Sante Fe in Argentina will forever be remembered by GAMMA Argentina after the first MMA event in the organisation’s history took place on 21 August 2022.
After the formalities of the registration, the weigh-ins and coaches’ meetings were complete on day one of the event, there was still time for two dedicated interactive workshops for athletes. The first was led by Dr. Guillermina Barat, focusing on nutrition, hydration and weight cutting. This was followed by a session from Juan Manuel Lanza, a physiotherapist who spoke about the prevention of injury in combat sports.
It was all action on day two as 24 athletes representing eight gyms from Rosario and the areas around Buenos Aires took to the ring to compete in 14 bouts looking to add points to their national rankings. With a crowd of more than 200 people packed into the competition venue, the atmosphere was fantastic as friends, family and teammates loudly supported their heroes.
Thanks to the excellent collaboration of GAMMA Argentina, the local authorities and the private companies that came together, the event was extremely successful and will be a benchmark for future events in the region.
Next up for Argentinian Athletes will be the 2022 GAMMA World Championships and the 2023 Pan American Championship scheduled to take place in Colombia in March.