Bahraini athlete enters IMMAF World Championships as world’s highest ranked athlete
2017 IMMAF Gold Medalist, Murtaza Talha Ali from the Kingdom of Bahrain will be the world’s highest ranked active contender when he competes at the upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Amateur World Championships. Having most recently secured the gold medal at this year’s IMMAF European Open, the 22-year-old Bahrain representative competes on home soil once again as he aims to retain the world title.
Ali remains undefeated in amateur MMA with an impressive record of eight victories. Noted for his strength and precision when it comes to striking, the fighter who trains at the KHK MMA Bahrain Gym have dominated opponents around the world. At the World Championships, he will have the opportunity to join an exclusive club of athletes who have won the amateur world title for the second time.
Ali is currently undergoing training at the KHK MMA Training facility which was found by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. Bahrain national team is preparing to compete in the World Championships under the training of Head Coach, Eldar Eldarov to compete in Bahrain during the Brave International Combat Week 2018.