THE International Mixed Martial Arts Federation has announced the provisional list of national teams and athletes competing in the 2022 IMMAF European Championships.

The tournament will be broadcast live from Lignano Sabbiadoro on immaf.tv between September 27 and October 1.

Wales is taking nine athletes to the competition, aiming at bringing home some medals. Zachary Reardon-Davies from Llanelli will be one of those participating.

Hosted by the Italian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA) at the Bella Italia Efa Village, this tournament will be closed to European nations.

Six of the top ten senior teams of the World Amateur MMA Rankings will be in action, including Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Spain and Italy. While Ukraine, Poland, England and Ireland all sit among the top ten junior teams.

Ukraine boasts the largest squad of the thirty-six participating nations with a team of thirty athletes set to compete, which includes world silver medalists Ivan Pasych and Andrii Stoian.

Italy will bring a squad of twenty-five athletes, with plenty of fresh faces set to represent the host nation for the first time.

Poland’s Magdalena Czaban will look to become a three-time European champion as she moves from atomweight up to strawweight for the first time in an IMMAF competition. Paulina Kontna is also expected to return after her gold medal-winning run in 2021.

A Championship Pass will be available on immaf.tv for the European Championships, providing coverage for each day of action.

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