Duchess of Northumberland to attend MMA finals

The Duchess of Northumberland.
The Duchess of Northumberland.

Fighting fan the Duchess of Northumberland is to attend the finals of a major mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.

The Duchess, a practising martial arts enthusiast wants, be awarding medals to finalists during the closing ceremony of the 2015 IMMAF (The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) European Championships of amateur Mixed Martial Arts on Sunday, November 22, at the Walsall Sports Centre in The Midlands.

MMA action.

MMA action.

The finals mark the culmination of the international martial arts tournament hosted by mixed the only global governing body for MMA, Which presents 200 athletes in two rings over four days. The national team vs. National team event will be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS and international television.

The Duchess said:. "I am full of admiration for the contestants who have reached this stage in the IMMAF European Championships I am a great supporter of MMA and appreciate how much hard work, self-discipline and dedication each athlete has put into their sport. I wish them all the best of luck."

The Duchess has previously described her interest in MMA by saying how 'it can be a force for good for so many people and communities'.

IMMAF's global calendar of competitions, Which includes its annual World Championships at UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas, aims to help drive the development of MMA at the amateur and grassroots levels, with ultimate goals of improved sports safety and one day, Olympic recognition.