A grand total of nearly $45,000 in prize money and the opportunity to become an amateur champion will be on the line when Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) launches its second tournament this year. This time around tryouts will be held all over the country, not just in Kuala Lumpur, and the fights will be shown by AXN.
Season one saw over 300 aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters signing up for the tryouts and 112 potential amateur fighters made the cut to compete in the tournament in seven weight divisions. The winners will return to defend their belts against the season two champions where possible, some fighters like Allen Chong, who was recently on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "China" might not be available.
MIMMA is only open to Malaysian nationals and was a brainchild of Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo with the Minister of Youth & Sports, Yang Berhormat Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin. Loh was delighted to see Chong secure a spot on the TUF: China.
"Allen making it to The Ultimate Fighter is a credit to him, but also to all the hard work of so many individuals and organizations within the Malaysian MMA community in elevating the sport internationally. We now have more fighters representing our country at the international level than ever before. We even won two gold medals for Muay Thai in the recent SEA Games, proving that we have made a difference in the MMA scene in Malaysia."
The former rock star turned telco executive believes that MIMMA is one of the reasons the MMA scene in Malaysia is growing so rapidly,
"Malaysia is at the center of ASEAN and it represents a melting pot of so many different cultures and styles. At Tune Talk, we never do anything halfhearted, just like the rest of the MMA community. Ever since our serious involvement in this sport, which surely will pivot our brand towards a common growth pattern, we have seen the growth of Malaysian MMA, putting us on the world map of MMA development."
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