BOMAC championships return next month

After a two-year hiatus, The Bahamas Open Martial Arts Championships (BOMAC) will return to Nassau.

The fourth edition of the Cage Fighting Series is set for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

The fight card features 10 matches across five different disciplines, including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Chinese Kickboxing, boxing and amateur grappling. Fighters from Angola, Jamaica, Turkey and the United States will compete alongside top local talent on the card, which features five bouts.

“We could only survive with the support of our people, and it’s really important that we have the people behind us,” said tournament director Dr. Kent Bazard.

“There has been much support in the past from our sponsors, but we are looking to put on much bigger shows in the future.”

Bahamian fighters on the card include Marcian Tucker, Tyrone Oliver and Giovanni “MoFire” Johnson.

“It is always great to have your hometown behind you,” Johnson said.

“It’s a different feeling and a different energy. To be able to have my first pro fight over here, in front of a home crowd, is an awesome feeling.”

Johnson will fight against Pedro Cassoma from Angola, Oliver will take on American Marquez Greer and Tucker is expected to go against Berke Orun, from Turkey.

Those interested in the fights can purchase tickets from JLine Fitness, Jemi Fitness East, Crave Deli, Cheesecake Heaven, Fitness Connection West, Sammy’s Chicken Carmichael and Outdoor Sportsman.

Standard tickets are available at $35, VIP is $50 and Ringside is $75.

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This article was written by EUGENE STUART, Eyewitness News Intern.