“As such event took place for the first time in Italy, I’m really proud of the results that we’ve achieved, I’m proud of my Club and I’m glad that fighters from other countries participated.
A year ago, when I became the national responsible for the development of the WMFC category in Italy, I anticipated a really big responsibility for the Italian fighters. I started to work and, in October 2016, we organized a national training in Urbino intended to all fighters that wished to try to fight in this hard category. So, we had a training weekend with one our big friend, Ilias Vishutyn (Ukraine), who helped us to find a new way to train hard for our beautiful sport.
In general, I’m proud of the Italian fighters who accepted such challenge for the first time. I would have liked to see more guys from Italy (we had participants from San Giorgio Club and Iron Tower Club), but I can understand that it is a really hard category of fights. I’m sure that by the next edition we will have more national participants.
And big thanks to the WMFC organization (with Gavin Stewart that helped us in the communication) that believed in our project and decided to give us a possibility to have two fights in Profight category. The participants of the professional league (Vitaly Grizlov RUS, Pawel Kurzak UK, Aleksandr Nikitin RUS, Lukas Kowal UK) are some of the most important fighters in this movement and sport.
As for our event, I want to say thanks to WMFC organization, to CSEN for the support in Italy, to the main sponsors like Hotel Mamiani SPA that had with us a big collaboration and helped us to offer a wonderful accommodation to the participants.
Now, our following goal, is the organization of a big international tournament in group battle category (5vs5) with HMB rules.
We hope to be able to get this new event on the first half of the next year, so, in this manner we can be continuing on the growth of this sport in Italy, like I’m doing personally, in the last 4 years.”