Fourteen National Champions Crowned at MMA National Championships

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Fourteen National Champions Crowned at MMA National Championships

Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago : The Mixed Martial Arts National Championships culminated in a spectacular showcase of skill and determination, as fourteen champions were crowned across various weight categories. Held at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sport Complex, the event drew participants from Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana, and Venezuela, highlighting the region’s growing prominence in combat sports.

In the main event, Joshua James clinched the senior championship title unanimously after a grueling three-round battle against Randy Sooknarine. Earlier in the evening, Tyrone Charles impressed with a commanding unanimous decision victory over Joshua Besson in the pre-main event bout.

Noteworthy victories included Marcus Jacob’s submission triumph over Venezuelan contender Luis Salazar, underscoring Jacob’s technical prowess. Rondell Oliver showcased his skill with a submission win against Omari Alexander, while Grenadian Vincent Samawano secured another submission victory over Staffon Samuel of Trinidad and Tobago.

The lone women’s bout saw Shekinah Cedeno of Trinidad and Tobago prevail as the referee stopped the fight in her favor against Shenese Bobb of Guyana, showcasing Cedeno’s dominance in the octagon.

In other notable results, Guyanese fighter Trevlon Clarke delivered a stunning knockout victory over Jamaal Walker from Trinidad and Tobago, while Grenadian Nathan Francique replicated the feat against Kyle Thwaites, demonstrating Grenada’s competitive edge.

David Roberts, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sport and Community Development, commended the athletes and organizers for their dedication. Organiser Jason Fraser expressed satisfaction with the event’s success and highlighted the discovery of promising new talent.

Looking forward, Trinidad and Tobago anticipates strong representation at upcoming international competitions, including the World Youth Championship in Abu Dhabi (August 4-11) and the Pan Am Games (August 31 – September 7).

The championships were jointly organized by the TT Mixed Martial Arts Federation in collaboration with the TT Sambo and Combat Sambo Federation, marking a milestone in the growth of combat sports in the Caribbean.

Additional Results:

Juniors (one four-minute round):

  • Orlando Charles def. Tishun Fraser by submission
  • Yuri Mahabir def. Amerie Polo by submission
  • Moises Rampersad def. Lorenzo Bourne by submission


  • Rocklyne Cornwall def. Matthew Grainger by unanimous decision
  • Tevin Greenidge (Trinidad and Tobago) def. Cave Ijaz (Guyana) by unanimous decision

The event concluded with anticipation for future championships, promising continued excitement and development in mixed martial arts across the region.

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