MMA semi-final pairs set for the African Games. GAMMA

Mixed Martial Arts competition commenced in Accra, Ghana on the evening of the 11 March as the sport made its debut in continental Olympic event, the 2023 African Games.

The amateur rules MMA tournament plays out from Sunday 10 to Monday 12 March under the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), joining 6 other demonstration sports among 30 total disciplines. 8 of these are holding qualifiers for this summer’s Paris 2024 Games. Showcasing national teams from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte D`Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Uganda at the Bukam Stadium in Accra, MMA put a stake in the ground for the sport and for Africa. Team Mauritius enters the tournament on Day 2. The preliminary bouts were staged on the first day of the competition. The semifinals will take place on the second.

Action from the MMA tournament at the 2023 African Games. GAMMA
Action from the MMA tournament at the 2023 African Games. GAMMA


– 61,2 Kg | – 135 Lbs Male    

Issa Boussim (BUR) def. Akorli Jackson Dodzi (GHA) via KO, R1 2:21
Gabriel Karo (NGR) def. Dagnon Jean-Eudes Mahouto (BEN) via Split Decision
Etrue Joseph (GHA) def. Mojahed Mohamedelhassan (SUD) via TKO, R2 2:54

– 65,8 Kg | – 145 Lbs Male  
Entusah Mubarak Muhammed (GHA) def. Germain Obou (CIV) via Submission, R1 1:01
Felfel Muammar (LBA) def. Eweh Emmanuel Benard (NGR) via DQ, R1 2:32
Song Holonou (BEN) def. Nortey William Adom (GHA) via TKO, R1 1:02             

– 70,3 Kg
Freddy Destiny (NGR) def Mossab Elfadil Abdelgadir (SUD) via Submission, R1 2:01
Sewanou Jacques Jouton (BEN) def. Darko Salom (GHA) via Unanimous Decision
Albert Idowu Lucky (NGR) def. Amr Ali (EGY) via Unanimous Decision      
Aka Miezan Prince Mensan (CIV) def. Moladzah Augustine Kwabla (GHA) via TKO, R2 1:46

– 77,1 Kg  
Ekoue Douhadji (TOG) def Awudu Yussif Khalil (GHA) via Unanimous Decision
Mohamed Elsayed (EGY) def. Koffi Jean Francis N`Goran (CIV) via Unanimous Decision