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Choudhury, Duncan and Scott claim opening day wins at IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships

A trio of United Kingdom athletes picked up stoppage victories on Day 1 of mixed martial arts’ amateur world championships in Bahrain



Undefeated Leeds featherweight prospect Louis Lee Scott defeated Oliver Sveinsson on Day 1 in Bahrain (Pic: IMMAF)

UK amateur stars Abdul Choudhury, Christian Leroy Duncan and Louis Scott Lee picked up victories on Day 1 of the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships in Manama, Bahrain on Monday.

Ten members of Team UKMMAF were in action on the first day of the week-long tournament, which crowns the best amateur mixed martial artists in the world.

And on a day that saw seven UK athletes defeated, the senior duo of Choudhury and Duncan, plus junior contender Scott, gave the team cause for celebration with a trio of stoppage victories at the Khalifa Sport City Arena.

SBG Manchester’s Choudhury picked up the fastest UK win of the day as he defeated Sweden’s Sebastian Gonzalez by guillotine choke submission in just 63 seconds of his flyweight contest.

And Gloucester middleweight Christian Leroy Duncan also secured a first-round submission finish, with the Range Martial Arts Academy product locking up a rear-naked choke to claim the win at the 2:01 mark.

Undefeated junior featherweight athlete Louis Lee Scott is a veteran of more than 50 Muay Thai contests and is looking to make his mark on the world amateur stage in the junior championships.

And the 18-year-old from Leeds made a dream start to the championships with a TKO finish of Iceland’s Oliver Sveinsson, with the Asylum Vale Tudo-trained prospect securing the stoppage win after 2:59 of the first round of the first bout of the tournament.

Scott returns to action on Tuesday against New Zealand’s Levi Hawkes in the fourth bout of the day in Cage 1, while Choudhury faces off against Bulgaria’s Oktay Arif in Cage 2. They will be joined by fellow UKMMAF teammates Jackie Harper, Charlotte Brown, Muhammad Mokaev and Amy O’Mara, who will be making their first appearances in the tournament.

Set and ready for the opening day of competition here at the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships. #MMAWorlds2018

Geplaatst door IMMAF – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation op Zondag 11 november 2018

Selected Day 1 Results

Junior World Championships

Featherweight Bout
Louis Lee Scott (United Kingdom) def Oliver Sveinsson (Iceland)
TKO at 2:59, Round 1

Senior World Championships

Flyweight Bout
Abdul Choudhury (United Kingdom) def Sebastian Gonzalez (Sweden)
Submission (guillotine choke) at 1:03, Round 1

Bantamweight Bout
Charles Paneitz (United States) def Johnjames Young (United Kingdom)
Forfeit due to failed medical examination

Featherweight Bout
Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria) def Callum McVay (United Kingdom)
TKO at 2:57, Round 1

Lightweight Bout
José Teixeira (Luxembourg) def George Chambers (United Kingdom)
Submission (guillotine choke) at 0:42, Round 2

Lightweight Bout
Iorga Cristian (Romania) def Chris Price (United Kingdom)
Knockout at 2:39, Round 1

Welterweight Bout
Nate Enright (Ireland) def Liam Shotbolt (United Kingdom)
Unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Welterweight Bout
Sheldon James Victor (South Africa) def Daniel Stephens (United Kingdom)
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:42, Round 1

Middleweight Bout
Christian Leroy Duncan (United Kingdom) def Dimitri Fogg (South Africa)
Submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:01, Round 1

Middleweight Bout
Waldemar Holodenko (Germany) def Jahmel Westcarr (United Kingdom)
Submission (triangle choke) at 0:55, Round 1

Pre-fight setup at the Khalifa Sport City Arena in Manama, Bahrain (Pic: IMMAF)

Pre-fight setup at the Khalifa Sport City Arena in Manama, Bahrain (Pic: IMMAF)

UKMMAF athletes in action on Day 2

Junior Featherweight Bout
Louis Lee Scott (United Kingdom) vs Levi Hawkes (New Zealand)
Cage 1 – Bout 4

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Jackie Harper (United Kingdom) vs Daria Samchik (Ukraine)
Cage 1 – Bout 7

Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Fotini Kandris (United States) vs Charlotte Brown (United Kingdom)
Cage 2 – Bout 8

Flyweight Bout
Oktay Arif (Bulgaria) vs Abdul Choudhury (United Kingdom)
Cage 2 – Bout 9

Junior Bantamweight Bout
Imran Satiev (Russia) vs Muhammad Mokaev (United Kingdom)
Cage 3 – Bout 2

Women’s Strawweight Bout
Amy O’Mara (United Kingdom) vs Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir (Iceland)
Cage 4 – Bout 6

Follow the action live from Bahrain each day throughout the tournament via IMMAF’s dedicated streaming service at


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