The IMMAF European Championships for Lignano Sabbiadoro (near Venice) in Italy, took place last month between 26 September and 1 October 2022, with the fighters taking to action on 27 September. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation held the event, which included two tournaments, one for Seniors and one for Juniors, each featuring 16 weight divisions, spanning from Atomweight to Lightweight for women and Strawweight to Super Heavyweight for men.

Ioan is the son of Mike who works for us at our Port Talbot depot, with Ioan competing in the championships. Over the 5 days of which Ioan competed, he fought 5 times against strong opposition, coming away with 3 submission wins and 2 decisive decision wins! Which meant Ioan won all 5 of his fights and was crowned European Champion in the Welterweight division!

All of us here at Pump Supplies would like to congratulate Ioan on his journey through the ranks of professional fighting, with his next steps in the journey set up nicely.

Ioan said: “I would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout my time in Venice. The next steps in my journey are to go professional and having cage warriors belt and European championships medal to back me will line me up for a good opportunities in the future.

“If you’d like to become a regular sponsor to help cover costs of fight camp, medicals, training equipment etc.. please let me know. In return I would advertise your company across social media and always thanking the company after a fight.”

You can check out the highlights of the fight here:

We wish Ioan all the best on his fighting career and will continue to support him for upcoming championships and events as he progresses his career in professional fighting!