GAMMA Argentina is set to stage National Championships in Rosario on August 21 ©GAMMA

Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) Argentina has revealed details of its National Championships later this month, which is set to be its first event since formation.

The Championships are due to be held in Rosario on August 21, with 60 athletes from multiple weight categories expected to compete.

GAMMA Argentina representative Lucio Gianni explained that the National Championships offers a pathway to qualification for international events.

"We are really excited to promote amateur MMA [mixed martial arts] and to write the first chapter of our history," Gianni said.

"Our athletes will all want to prove that they are the best on this stage and will be looking for a place in our national rankings in order to qualify for the GAMMA continental and World Championships."

GAMMA said it is
GAMMA said it is "looking forward" to the staging of the National Championships in Argentina ©GAMMA

GAMMA is working with the national body to run a series of seminars on injury prevention, weight cutting and hydration alongside the Championships.

The global governing body said it is "looking forward to this event and offers its best wishes to GAMMA Argentina for the ongoing development and success of MMA in the country".

GAMMA recently outlined plans to hold its first Pan American Championships in 2023.