Bahrain is scheduled to host the inaugural MMA Super Cup in March ©IMMAF

Brave Combat Federation is set to stage the inaugural edition of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Super Cup from March 7 to 12 in Bahrain during the Brave International Combat Week.

The event is a new tournament in association with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).

It will see the world's eight best nations compete for the title and the largest prize money ever paid for an amateur MMA tournament.

The four winners of the first round will meet in the semi-finals before the two semi-final winners compete in the Grand Final, for the MMA Super Cup trophy and a $100,000 (£73,413/€87,984) prize.

The runner-up team will take $75,000 (£55,060/€65,988) home and the winner of the third-place match will take $50,000 (£36,706/€43,987).

The prize money is intended to go towards the development of the winning national federations.

Russia, Ukraine, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Ireland and Tajikistan have already secured their place at the tournament as they are the top six ranked nations.

They will be joined by two wildcards in the tournament, the winners of the Balkan Championships and the Arab Championships.

Each team will be comprised of nine fighters, seven men and two women, with one per weight class.

A total of three alternates, two male and one female, will also be permitted for each country.

The tournament will feature an initial draw to determine the quarter-finalists with each round consisting of nine bouts between two teams.

Each fight will be made up of three three-minute rounds.