Malaysian Invasion MMA, simply known as MIMMA, has announced the schedule of tryouts for its third season. The Tune Talk-sponsored blockbuster nationwide amateur tournament has added divisions and will have a tertiary broadcast.
MIMMA held its first season in 2013 and hundreds of contestants joined in the competition. They were put through the rigors of skills tryouts, ladder matches, and eventual brackets that led to the grand finals. Seven weight divisions were able to crown champions at the close of the season.
In the second season, MIMMA brought its tryouts to the provinces which allowed even more people to take part. That season came to a close with most of the original champions defending their belts against the new season’s finalists.
Season 3 gets even bigger with all episodes of MIMMA 3 to be aired on RTM TV 1. A female catchweight division (48kg – 56.7kg) and a “Foreign Pride” division (61.2kg – 70.4kg) are added to the regular weight categories this season as well.
As previously, the finalists will be facing a rigorous schedule topped with a Grand Finale against the reigning champions. Here are the current title holders who will be waiting for the finalists (as well as RM150,000 in cash prizes):
Seah Zhang Yu, Flyweight
Prabu Somanaidu, Bantamweight
Keanu Subba, Featherweight
Muhammad Hasrul, Lightweight
Agilan Thani, Welterweight
Jing Yi Chong, Middleweight
Darren Solomon Low, Heavyweight
Nationwide tryouts will begin on March 21 in Johor Bahru and will take place following that in four other cities. Here is the schedule:
Johor – March 21, 22, 23
Sarawak – March 28, 28
Penang – April 4, 5
Sabah – April 11, 12
Selangor – April 18, 19
The registration process is now online at http://www.malaysianinvasion.com/joining-mimma. Since the start of the next season is right around the corner, all Malaysians interested in turning their hand at amateur MMA should check out the prerequisites, and sign up!