Team Bahrain Defeat Team Ireland To Land Inaugural 2022 MMA SuperCup

    ByRoss Markey

    Mar 12, 2022
    MMA SuperCup

    A dominant performance from tournament hosts, Team Bahrain ensured them a comfortable 5-0 victory over Team Ireland in the inaugural 2022 MMA SuperCup final in Manama, Bahrain this afternoon.

    The first amateur MMA SuperCup, held in association with IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) during BRAVE CF International Combat Week, culminated today after a three-day event, with Team Kazakhstan first netting the $50,000 cash prize with a victory over short-notice entries, Team Mexico in the best third-placed team playoff.

    Off the back of Kazakhstan’s victory, host nation, Bahrain managed to score a one-sided 5-0 victory over fellow finalists, Team Ireland in Saturday afternoon’s final – scoring the inaugural crown on home soil.

    As a result, the nation nets the $100,000 grand prize, while finalists and runners-up, Team Ireland land $75,000. Winning prizes are intended to be used to help develop and enhance the infrastructure in the respective winning nations and regions.

    In spectacular scenes, the official MMA SuperCup trophy was transported to the Khalifa Sports City Arena via helicopter ahead of this afternoon’s final in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    Setting the host nation on their way to an eventual victory, the highly-touted, Sabrina de Souza submitted Kerry Ann Vernon with a late opening round rear-naked choke. Extending their lead to 4-0, Haji Mohamed Ali left his nation in need of just one more victory after edging out Jordan Bradshaw with an arm-triangle.

    Nabbing a decision victory and netting Team Bahrain the inaugural MMA SuperCup, Kurban Idrisov bested Ireland’s Lewis Byrne, scoring a 5-0 victory.