Athlete registration for the 2024 GAMMA Pan American Championships is underway, with just nine days left for national teams to register. The competition kicks off on 5 July in Rosario, Argentina, with the official athlete weigh-in and medical clearance scheduled for 3 July.

Hosted by GAMMA ARGENTINA, the three-day MMA and Striking MMA tournament for seniors and juniors will take place at the Club Náutico. Featuring talent from the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts' membership across the Americas and the Caribbean, the championships will be broadcast live internationally online. 

GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt said: There are only ten days left to register for GAMMA's inaugural Pan American Championships in South America, a hotbed of MMA talent. As an athlete-focused organisation, GAMMA will heavily subsidise the participation of competitors and teams, so money should not be a barrier". 

"If you live in the Americas and have the athletes or the talent yourself and are looking for international opportunities on your doorstep, I encourage you not to miss out. Contact your national federation or GAMMA today to find out how to apply. Online registration closes on 15 June," he added. 

Alexander Engelhardt is the president of GAMMA. INSTAGRAM
Alexander Engelhardt is the president of GAMMA. INSTAGRAM

Lucio Gianni, Events Director of GAMMA ARGENTINA said: "We are organising an unprecedented championship. We want the continent's best athletes to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience that will surely be a launching pad for their sporting careers. We look forward to welcoming you to Rosario to experience several days of competition at a level that will exceed all expectations." 

There are 17 senior weight categories open for entries, including both male and female, in the two disciplines of MMA and Striking MMA. Fights will be held under GAMMA Amateur MMA rules to allow for consecutive days of safe competition, but are open to both amateur and professional elite martial arts competitors. 

The Pan American MMA Youth Championships for 16-17 year olds will also be held, with open brackets in all weight classes. Participating nations may enter a maximum of 2 athletes per weight class in each tournament.