The GAMMA European Championships concluded today (19 May) with the Senior Finals in High Tatras, Slovakia, capping a week of U18s MMA competition followed by the Senior tournaments.

Hosted by the Slovakian MMA Association (SOMMA), the morning session presented the Striking MMA Finals, culminating in a medal’s ceremony. The afternoon brought the MMA Finals, held under Amateur MMA Rules, plus awards.

2022 Silver European and 2021 World Bronze medallist Natalie Trikalova (CZE) faced an upset in Striking MMA at the hands of Lorena Cubero (GER) at 61.2kg. The tables turned when the women faced each other again in the afternoon in one of the MMA matches of the day, and Trikalova triumphed by Unanimous Decision.

Cristian Constantinov (MDA), king of yesterday’s stunning K-O, took GAMMA’s touted two-time MMA champion Iwo Baraniewski (POL) the distance to lose by Unanimous Decision at 120.2kg.

In a compelling Striking MMA bout at 83.9kg, the charismatic Nika Bregvadze (GEO) lost to Adam Jakubik (CZE) after an energetic back-and-forth that handed the Czech the Split Decision victory. Unfortunately, a post-bout medical suspension saw the cancellation of Bregvadze’s afternoon MMA bout where his ground-game was expected to favour him, and Maciej Strzelecki (POL) clinched the gold medal via Walkover.

Elsewhere, in MMA: European Striking MMA Silver medallist Denis Malikov (AZE) won gold via Split Decision;  2022 European Bronze medallist Pawel Grzeszczak (POL) scored a first-round submission victory; and 2023 Silver World medallist Daniele Scagliusi (ITA) inched the win via Unanimous Decision.

In Striking MMA, David Velíšek (CZE), 2021 World Bronze medallist, fell foul of the judges’ score cards in the 77.1kg category, and Adam Neupauer (SVK) was withdrawn from competition handing the 61.2kg championship to compatriot Martin Koky (SVK).

Poland topped the senior medals table in their gold medals count. Moldova came second followed by Germany, while the Czech Republic claimed the greatest number of medals in total with fifteen.

The U18s and Senior results combined put Ukraine at the top of the overall medals table, as the nation excelled in both the number of gold and total number of medals attained. Poland followed with the second greatest total number of golds. Czech Republic placed third in number of golds achieved, but second in their total number of medals.

See below for today’s finals results, medallists and medals tables.

OFFICIAL RESULTS & MEDALLISTS

MMA

Striking MMA

Nations Medals Tables

HOW TO WATCH

All days of the U18s and senior matches are available to watch on-demand on GAMMA Facebook and YouTube channels.

FURTHER TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

For draw, daily schedule and results information visit sportdata.org:
https://www.sportdata.org/mma/set-online/veranstaltung_info_main.php?active_menu=calendar&vernr=167 – a_eventhead