On Saturday 18th, Team Luxemburg will be heading to Roumania to compete at this year’s IMMAF Amateur MMA European Championships and there’s high hopes. Might this little country finally get its first Amateur MMA European Champion under the International Mixed Martial Arts federation ? Here’s a little inside knowledge on the competitors representing Team Luxemburg :
The Lightweight Division
José Teixeira isn’t your typical MMA athlete. He is very quiet, very down to earth and very humble. A lot of “very’s” but that is how you would look at him, especially as a casual Mixed Martial Arts supporter . José doesn’t like the attention he gets and never checks out who he is supposed to fight. Yet when it comes to competition, his skills speak for themselves. José likes to express himself through fighting and always looks for the finish. Under the wings of his coach Miomir Vujovic, José has turned from a talented young practitioner into a well-rounded successful amateur fighter and is considered a favourite at the 2018 IMMAF European Championships in Bucharest, Romania.
Winning a Bronze medal at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain, he later went on to win the Red Lions Fighting Championship amateur 4-men lightweight tournament, claim the belt and make history. Never before has there been a Luxembourgish national MMA amateur champion, José is the first and only one.
You can follow all of the 2018 IMMAF European Championships fights on immaf.tv or come back to mixedmartialarts.lu for daily results and updates.
UP tomorrow, our WELTERWEIGHTS.