Turkey completes first Amateur MMA National Championship

On the weekend of August 15 Turkey successfully hosted the nation’s first National Championship of Amateur MMA in Cankiri city with over 100 athletes flocking to compete. Furthermore, the development of Amateur athletes isn’t the only thing building momentum in Turkey, as the Turkey Martial Arts & Self Defence Federation has also enhanced its political presence through working with local authorities which resulted in the Governor of Cankiri presenting a speech at the opening ceremony. Orhan Ozakti, President of the Turkey Martial Arts & Self Defence Federation President, expressed the postivity surround the progression of MMA in his territory: “Our 2015 championship was a complete success with more than 100 participants from all over Turkey competing in female and male divisions with 5 different age groups; Senior and Under 20 with their respective weight categories. “We chose Cankiri city because it is the closest place to the capital Ankara and very quiet at the same time. Our efforts to make arrangements with local authorities paid off and the Governor of the city give his full support to the championship, he even attend our opening ceremony and gave a motivational speech. “Our arrangement with Cankiri Karatekin University administration allowed us to use sports facilities for running the event and fully functional state dormitories for dining and accommodation. This gave us the opportunity to offer very low cost (3 Euros per day) to our participants, which is more than 250, including athletes, coaches, referees and supporting families. “We used the time to educate our national referees on site. Around 30 national referees worked in the championship. We conducted a 6 hour referee seminar a day before the competition. We took a lot of notes and took one step closer to producing more international level referees from Turkey. With the conclusion of the Turkish National MMA Championship we are sure that our national federation is ready for more.” See the full list of medalists below: MMA Men Full   (18 – 20 years old)

18-20 Years 55KG CİTY 18-20 Years 61,2KG CİTY
1 MUHAMMED MURAT ÖZLÜ AFYON 1 YUNUS ÇELİKTEMEL ELAZIĞ
2 HASAN YILDIZ ANKARA 2 KAZIM İNANÇ KÜTHYA
3 MEHMET UZUN İZMİR 3 RÜSTEN KURT MERSİN
3 GÖKHAN KOÇ SİVAS 3 LEVENT ASPORUK SAMSUN

 

18-20 Years 65,8KG CİTY 18-20 Years 70,3 CİTY
1 SÜLEYMAN ÇINAR AFYON 1 MEVLÜT KOCAKURT AFYON
2 ALİ KAR İZMİR 2 ASLAN ALKANATŞULİ KOCAELİ
3 YILMAZ BAKAN GAZİANTEP 3 MERT ŞENER İZMİR
3 BURAK FEZA K.MARAŞ 3 ADNAN YILMAZ UŞAK

 

18-20 Years 77.1 CİTY 18-20 Years 84 CİTY
1 RECEP KILINÇ NEVŞEHİR 1 YAŞAR KURTUM İSTANBUL
2 MURAT DAVUT KONYA 2 AZİZ KOPUK MUŞ
3 İBRAHİM PITIR NİĞDE 3 RECEP KOPUK KARS
3 ORHAN İZİM MANİSA 3 ERDOGAN AK SAKARYA

 

18-20 Years 93 CİTY 18-20 Years +93 CİTY
1 HASAN YILMAZ ANKARA 1 HASAN UKRAK ANTALYA
2 EMRE KAYA VAN 2 ÇAGLAR YOLCU BALIKESİR
3 REŞİT SÖNMEZ IĞDIR 3 HASAN TOZCU MANİSA
3 SELAMİ ŞAHİN BURDUR 3 VELİ KARA BURSA

  MMA Women Full   (18 – 20 years old)

18-20 Years 50KG CİTY 18-20 Years 55KG CİTY
1 EBRU KAÇAR KIRŞEHİR 1 RUKİYE FİDAN ELAZIĞ
2 EDA EROĞLU KAYSERİ 2 ŞERİFE GURBET ANTALYA
3 MİRA KUŞCU KONYA 3 AYSEL AK ANKARA
3 AYŞE KOÇ AFYON 3 AYLİN UÇMA ESKİŞEHİR

 

18-20 Years 61KG CİTY 18-20 Years 68KG CİTY
1 ZEYNEP YURTCU İSTANBUL 1 SELİN YILMAZ BARTIN
2 ZELİHA KOLCU ERZURUM 2 GÜLAY AZİZ BATMAN
3 HALE ÖZİŞ ORDU 3 DİLEK KALA KASTAMONU
3 GAMZE ÖZÜM ARTVİN 3 GÜLAY DELİM BOLU

 

18-20 Years 76 KG CİTY 18-20 Years +76 KG CİTY
1 NİLAY TÜTER İSTANBUL 1 KIYMET KARPUZCU KARABÜK
2 MİNE TOKAT TOKAT 2 ARZU ERDM İSTANBUL
3 SELİN ÇALIŞKAN ÇORUM 3 AYLA TOPCU ŞANLIURFA
3 CEYDA YOKUŞ TRABZON 3 CEYDA TOPAL OSMANİYE

  MMA Men Full   (20 – 40 years old)

20 – 40 years old  55 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old 61,2KG CİTY
1 MESUT UĞUR ADANA 1 NİHAT KAYAŞ DİYARBAKIR
2 MEHMET MESTİM SİVAS 2 YUSUF AYDIN İZMİR
3 ALİ AK KAYSERİ 3 ŞEVKİ ERDOKLU ANKARA
3 YAŞAR KETENCİ ERZURUM 3 NAİM KIRCI ISPARTA

 

20 – 40 years old  65.8 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old 70,3KG CİTY
1 TARKAN KAPCUK TEKİRDAĞ 1 ASHAB GAGİEV KOCAELİ
2 İSMAİL POZCU KIRIKKALE 2 BATUHAN YİĞİT KAYSERİ
3 DEVLET BARIŞ BALIKESİR 3 OSMAN AKTÜRK İSTANBUL
3 AHMET YURTYAPAN AFYON 3 HASAN ÖZER RİZE

 

20 – 40 years old  77.1 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old  84 KG CİTY
1 HAMDİ KUZGUN ADANA 1 MEHMET ÖZER İZMİR
2 NECDET MAHMATLI İZMİR 2 GÜVEN UYGUR İSTANBUL
3 ONURCAN ÇAVUŞOĞLU İZMİR 3 ALİ RIZA KHACO İSTANBUL
3 FIRAT YILMAZ SİVAS 3 SERKAN SARIÇİÇEK İSTANBUL

 

20 – 40 years old  93 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old  + 93 KG CİTY
1 EBUBEKİR EZRAHKASİ İSTANBUL 1 KADİR İŞLEK MERSİN
2 HASAN ASLAN KAYSERİ 2 MEHMET TEKİN KAYSERİ
3 BÜLENT GÜNEŞ İZMİR 3 İSMAİL ODU SİNOP
3 ABUZER KAÇAR TRABZON 3 DOĞAK HASAKİ YOZGAT

  MMA Women Full   (20 – 40 years old)

20 – 40 years old 50KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old  55 KG CİTY
1 FATMA CALAYIR ELAZIĞ 1 FUNDA DİKEN MERSİN
2 AYNUR SİNANOĞLU İZMİR 2 AYŞEN BOLDAZ ADANA
3 YELİZ FINDIK MERSİN 3 SEDA ERYILMAZ BOLU
3 ŞULE YESEN IĞDIR 3 ZEYNEP ALKAN İZMİR

 

20 – 40 years old  61 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old  68 KG CİTY
1 DEVRİM YILDIZ ANKARA 1 LEYLA COSKUN MUĞLA
2 ÖZGE ÖZÜM KIBRIS 2 AYŞE GÖKÇE ZONGULDAK
3 BETÜL YILDIZ KAYSERİ 3 BÜŞRA GEÇİT İSTANBUL
3 ELVİN KAYAR ADANA 3 ARZU ÇELİK KASTAMOLU

 

20 – 40 years old  76 KG CİTY 20 – 40 years old +76KG CİTY
1 ARZU GÜLER AYDIN 1 BEGÜM ARISOY AFYON
2 FATMA ÖZKAN NİĞDE 2 ŞENNUR DEMİR BARTIN
3 GİZEM MAVİ TEKİN İZMİR 3 CAVİDE ARSLAN ORDU
3 NİHAL KAYA BURSA 3 HAYRİYE BOZOK KARABÜK

  For more information on the Turkey Martial Arts & Self Defence Federation visit www.msf.org.tr. [/spb_text_block]

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