3 September 2016
Silver for Heytham Tounes at Africa Open Championships
Heytham Tounes from Gladius MMA fought in the finals at IMMAF Africa Open Championships yesterday.
Tounes from Gladius MMA/Shooters MMA Fight Team and the Swedish National Team in Amateur MMA faced Scott Kenee from South Africa in the middleweight final.
The first round was tight but Tounes scored more clean hits. In the second, the South Ffrican managed a takedown but then backed away since he did not want to keep the fight on the ground against Tounes. Both fighters were tired in the last round but the South African had a bit more energy and managed another takedown and then controlled Tounes successfully throughout the round.
Kenee won by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) and Tounes brings a silver medal back home to Sweden.
Axel Karlsson, also from Gladius MMA and Shooters MMA Fight Team, won a bronze in the welterweight division.