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First Amateur MMA World Championships to take place this week in Las Vegas

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Rory MacDonald, of Canada, pins Tyron Woodley, of the United States, to the mat during the welterweight bout at UFC 174 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, June, 14, 2014
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Will the next pro MMA stars be at this week's Amateur MMA World Championships? (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

UFC 175 won't be the only event to host world title bouts in Las Vegas this week. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and MMA promotion Tuff-N-Uff are hosting what they are calling the first ever Amateur MMA World Championship June 30 through July 5.

The tournament begins at the Cox Pavilion and will end July 5 at the Mandalay Bay and be a part of the UFC's Fan Expo. Tickets for the tournament days June 30-July 3 are $10 per adult and $7 for children per day. The championship on July 5 can be viewed in person with the purchase of UFC Fan Expo Passes, which are $45 a pass in advance here

Check out the full IMMAF Amateur MMA World Championships below:

Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV
12:00 pm:      Doors open to public
12:45 pm.:     IMMAF President Bertrand Amoussou delivers opening remarks
1:00 pm:         First matches, simultaneously taking place in two (2) competition rings
*Approximately 34 matches taking place; estimated duration of day is four - five hours
Thursday, July 3
Location: Cox Pavilion, UNLV   
11:00 am:      Athletes begin reporting to Cox Pavilion to prepare for competition
12:00 pm:      Doors open
1:00 pm:         First matches – one competition ring only
8:00 pm:      Participants check-out of UNLV dormitories to check-in to Excalibur Casino
Note: Estimated 17 matches taking place; estimated duration is four – five hours
Saturday, July 5*
10:05 am:                  First couple of finals. Ends no later than 12:55pm
                                     IMMAF Takes A Break in the Action For The Ultimate Fighter 19 Weigh-ins
1:00 – 1:45pm:  TUF 19 Weigh-Ins, Mandalay Bay Events Center/Inside UFC Fan Expo
2:00 pm:     Remaining finals. Ends no later than 3:20pm
 
Following the last match, an IMMAF Medals  and World Championships closing ceremony will commence.
*All matches are live and subject to change. Which weight classes will be having finals on the Saturday is decided by the official tournament draw on Sunday June 29th  and will be publicized on www.immaf.org/worldchampionships
 
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