Sarawakian Joanna Yap wins inaugural women’s title in #MIMMA3

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
danielleringgit@theborneopost.com
@danitbpseeds

 

Joanna Yap waving the Sarawak flag after her big win flanked by Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo (second left) and Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin. - Photo from Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) Facebook page.

Joanna Yap waving the Sarawak flag after her big win flanked by Tune Talk CEO Jason Lo (second left) and Minister of Youth & Sports Khairy Jamaluddin. – Photo from Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) Facebook page.

 

KUCHING: Sarawakian Joanna Yap defeated Sabahan Felicia ‘The Huntress’ Yunus after five rounds, winning the women’s category via unanimous decision to become Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts’ (MIMMA) first women’s champion.

The grand final MIMMA 3 match saw 18 fighters competing to win the championship title in their respective categories: Featherweight, Flyweight, Lightweight, Bantamweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight including the two latest additions, Women’s Pride and Foreign Pride category.

The contenders for MIMMA 3 grand final championship fights are as follows; Sabahan Darren Low vs Niker Tan in the heavyweight division, Muhammad Syafiq takes on Muhd Meeraj Omar in middleweight while Gino Tan meets Melvin Kho in welterweight.

In the lightweight category, Muhammad Hasrul fought Jason Law while the featherweight category saw Hafizul Hakim taking on Muhammad Aiman. The bantamweight division saw Effendy Kalai versus Tee Jac Yoe while Seah Zhang Yu took on Dhiaaul Amal in the flyweight division.

Meanwhile, in the lightweight ‘Foreign Pride’ division Karadech Seesombat fought against Ahmadjon Karimov.

The grand final competition also feature additional matches; west vs east match between Season 1 Heavyweight Champ, Adrian Tham (now a welterweight) fighting Theeban Govindasamy; a celebrity fight between hitz fm announcers Ryan Matjeraie and Arnold Loh as well as a match between Malaysian Hui Keng Fai and Singaporean Nazri Sutari.

The MIMMA Grand Final took place on October 10th and is a part of Hari Sukan Negara at Putra Indoor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

Read more:

Joanna Yap – From writer to fighter

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