GAMMA Chile fields a national team for the first time at a GAMMA Championships for this week’s 2024 Pan Ams in Rosario, Argentina.

Running from the 5 to 7 July, the three-day nations tournament will be hosted by GAMMA ARGENTINA (Asociacion Civil con Personeria Juridica de Artes Marciales y Deportes de Combate) and live-streamed internationally from Club Náutico. Athletes arrive to complete their registration on Wednesday prior to the tournament draw.

Team Chile will be facing competition from across the continent, including from: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and USA.

Chile is represented by four athletes in its first GAMMA outing, all who train with the Weichafe team and who all stand as undefeated at amateur.

Twenty-six-year-old Lukas Briceño Aravena (70.3kg) will be competing in both the MMA and Striking MMA categories. Hailing from Chile’s capital of Santiago, Briceño is a boxing coach by trade and has three MMA bouts under his belt.

His teammates will be competing solely in the discipline of MMA.

Kevin Douglas Silva (70.3kg) also comes from the capital city of Santiago. At twenty-four years, he has accrued seven MMA matches worth of competitive experience and is 70.3kg champion for regional promotion, Octagono.

Also hailing from Santiago, Pablo Ramos Andaur (61.2kg) will step into the GAMMA Arena at twenty-five years of age, with five MMA bouts to his name, as well as the Octagono title belt at 61kg. By profession, Ramos is an instructor in MMA.

Another Santigo native, Maximiliano Sandoval, will be competing for his nation at 65.8kg. The thirty-year-old is undefeated with a record of 3-0-0.

The team is coached by Eduardo Torres, who will be accompanying the athletes, and by head coach Pablo Villaseca.

Representing GAMMA Chile, as coach Eduardo Torres, said:

“Participating in an event of such magnitude is extremely important for Chile and for our team. Together with the head coach, we have worked very hard with the athletes who will participate in the tournament. We are going with the conviction that we will win for Chile and leave on a high.”