Irish MMA has two teams (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and 20 amateur fighters in total competing at the IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas.
Below is the draw for day 1 for the Irish MMA representatives. Brackets begin later today. July 5th.
Featherweight - 145lbs - 8 competitors
Leah McCourt (NI) vs. Yvonne Chow (Aus)
Flyweight - 125 lbs - 16 competitors
Alex Brophy (ROI) vs. Satoshi Miyokawa (JPN)
David Fogarty (ROI) vs. Hussain Abdulla (BHR)
Micky Pereira (NI) vs. Damien Newman (USA)
Bantamweight - 135lbs - 18 competitors
Daryl Clarke (ROI) vs. Renato Vidovic (SWE) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.
Hughie O'Rourke (ROI) vs. BYE, into the 2nd round.
Padraig Magee (NI) vs. Danny Stirk (UK) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.
Featherweight - 145lbs - 26 competitors
Eoghan Drumgoole (ROI) vs. BYE, into the 2nd round.
Nathan Kelly (ROI) vs. Reece Van Der Merwe (RSA)
Ross McCorriston (NI) vs. Daniel Möller (GER) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.
Lightweight - 155lbs - 28 competitors
Ciaran Clarke (ROI) vs. Iorga Cristian (ROM)
Eric Nolan (ROI) vs. Jay Jay Wilson (NZ)
Welterweight - 170lbs - 28 competitors
Cian Cowley (ROI) vs. Alex Garcia (ESP)
Tyrone Quinn (ROI) vs. BYE, into the 2nd round.
Marcin Zembala (NI) vs. Milton Mateus (POR)
Middleweight - 185lbs - 26 competitors
James Sheehan (ROI) vs. Irvin Jones (USA) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.
Diarmuid O Buachalla (ROI) vs. Daniele Dell'otto (ITA)
Aaron Kennedy (NI) vs. Perparim Salihu (FIN) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.
Light Heavyweight - 205lbs - 18 competitors
Matthew Sheehan (ROI) vs. Damien Remy (FRA)
Heavyweight - 265lbs - 13 competitors
Scott Trelford (NI) vs. Ash Roden (UK) - BYE, meet in 2nd round.