• MIXED MARTIALS ARTS DEBUTS AS A DEMONSTRATION SPORT ALONGSIDE OLYMPIC DISCIPLINES
  • 10 – 12 MARCH, ACCRA – GHANA


Mixed Martial Arts competition commenced in Ghana this evening as the sport made its debut in continental Olympic event, the 2023 African Games.

Showcasing national teams from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D`Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Uganda at the Bukam Stadium in Accra, MMA put a stake in the ground for the sport and for Africa. Team Mauritius enters the tournament on Day 2.

See the Official Results for Day 1 below.

OFFICIAL RESULTS (GAMMA AMATEUR MMA RULES)

– 61,2 Kg | – 135 Lbs Male    
Issa Boussim (BUR) def. Akorli Jackson Dodzi (GHA) via KO, R1 2:21

– 61,2 Kg | – 135 Lbs  Male
Gabriel Karo (NGR) def. Dagnon Jean-Eudes Mahouto (BEN) via Split Decision

– 61,2 Kg | – 135 Lbs Male    
Etrue Joseph (GHA) def. Mojahed Mohamedelhassan (SUD) via TKO, R2 2:54

– 65,8 Kg | – 145 Lbs Male   
Entusah Mubarak Muhammed (GHA) def. Germain Obou (CIV) via Submission, R1 1:01

– 65,8 Kg | – 145 Lbs Male                           
Felfel Muammar (LBA) def. Eweh Emmanuel Benard (NGR) via DQ, R1 2:32

– 65,8 Kg | – 145 Lbs Male   
Song Holonou (BEN) def. Nortey William Adom (GHA) via TKO, R1 1:02             

– 70,3 Kg | – 155 Lbs Male
Freddy Destiny (NGR) def Mossab Elfadil Abdelgadir (SUD) via Submission, R1 2:01

– 70,3 Kg | – 155 Lbs Male
Sewanou Jacques Jouton (BEN) def. Darko Salom (GHA) via Unanimous Decision

– 70,3 Kg | – 155 Lbs Male
Albert Idowu Lucky (NGR) def. Amr Ali (EGY) via Unanimous Decision       

– 70,3 Kg | – 155 Lbs Male 
Aka Miezan Prince Mensan (CIV) def. Moladzah Augustine Kwabla (GHA) via TKO, R2 1:46

– 77,1 Kg | – 170 Lbs Male      
Ekoue Douhadji (TOG) def Awudu Yussif Khalil (GHA) via Unanimous Decision

– 77,1 Kg | – 170 Lbs Male
Mohamed Elsayed (EGY) def. Koffi Jean Francis N`Goran (CIV) via Unanimous Decision

ABOUT MMA IN THE AFRICAN GAMES

The amateur rules MMA tournament plays out from Sunday 10 to Monday 12 March under the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), joining 6 other demonstration sports among 30 total disciplines. 8 of these are holding qualifiers for this summer’s Paris 2024 Games.

The 13th edition of the four-year, multi-sport event runs from 8 to 23 March, organised by the African Union (AU), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).

Officially recognised by the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC), GAMMA holds the vision of seeing MMA accepted internationally by the Olympic movement and one day entering the Olympic Games. Inclusion in the African Games provides a milestone for the sport.

MMA at the African Games 2023 is being live streamed as free-to-view on GAMMA YouTube and Facebook channels.

Tournament information is available at sportdata.org