Indonesia to host 2024 GAMMA World Championships. GETTY IMAGES

Following the highly successful 2023 GAMMA World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last December, GAMMA has announced that the 2024 edition of its flagship event will once again take place in Asia, this time in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

MMA is a hugely popular sport in Indonesia, with the country consistently topping among the highest in global data studies for engaged fans, and the GAMMA World Championships are expected to receive fantastic local support. 

The initial hosting agreement for the 6-15 December event was signed last week by GAMMA Indonesia (Pertacami) President Tommy Paulas Hermawan and includes the integration of the U18 World Championships at the same time. 

Interest in hosting the GAMMA World Championships has been incredibly high in recent months, with the bid being led by Jovinus Carolus Legawa and reaching a fever pitch after Viona Amalia Adinda Putri was crowned World Champion in the 47.6kg Striking MMA competition in Thailand. Indonesia will be hoping for more medals on home soil this year. 

With the 2024 European Championships already announced earlier this month and more events expected to be announced in the coming months, the GAMMA community will have plenty of competition to prepare for in 2024.