Belizean fighters excel in first Island Fight Championships MMA tournament
The Island Fight Championships League held its first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event on Saturday, January 11th at the Angel Nuņez Auditorium, with two island fighters claiming championship titles and two others winning their first ever matches. The event was well attended by hundreds of spectators and sanctioned by Consejo Mexicano de Arte Marcial Mixta through its representative in Belize MMA instructor Martin Dawson.
Bryce Peterson won his second Bantamweight belt after submitting his opponent Jonathan Campos via guillotine choke within the first two minutes of the first round. Omar Alyakhni was awarded the heavy-weight championship by default. Belizeans Ernesto Herrarte and Charles Richards claimed their victories by unanimous decision and a solid Knockout (KO) respectively. The event included eight fights, each consisting of three rounds, featuring Belizean and Mexican fighters. Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun