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Moniepoint Boosts Africa’s MMA with AKO Series Backing

Boom RadioNG | June 13, 2024
Moniepoint Boosts Africa's MMA with AKO Series Backing

Moniepoint Inc, Africa’s fastest-growing financial institution, has announced a season-long partnership with the promoters of the African Knockout Championship (AKO), Africa’s premier MMA promotion. This collaboration aims to support the growth and development of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) across the continent, showcasing the shared values of grit and powering dreams.

The AKO series, featuring the amateur MMA reality TV production “The AKO Show” and professional MMA fight nights branded “Face Off,” has gained significant traction in Africa. With 19 countries recognizing MMA as a national sport, the partnership signifies a significant boost for the sport’s expansion and talent development. Notable African MMA figures, including Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, and Francis Ngannou, have played pivotal roles in popularizing the sport, contributing to its status as the fastest-growing sport on Earth in terms of participation and audience.

Tosin Eniolorunda, Group Chief Executive Officer of Moniepoint Inc, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing the opportunity to empower young MMA fighters and showcase their resilience and fighting prowess to the world. The collaboration aligns with Moniepoint’s commitment to fostering African potential and innovation, paralleling the financial institution’s role in breaking down barriers in the financial services industry.

Moniepoint Boosts Africa's MMA with AKO Series Backing

Moniepoint Boosts Africa’s MMA with AKO Series Backing

The upcoming AKO Championship 4 event, set to take place in Abuja, will feature thrilling bouts across various divisions, including featherweight, middleweight, lightweight, and women’s bantamweight. The event will provide a platform for young talents to shine on the global stage, further elevating MMA as a major sport in Africa.

UFC legend and AKO co-owner Kamaru Usman expressed his excitement for the event, highlighting its significance in showcasing African MMA talent and delivering an unforgettable experience for fans.With the backing of Moniepoint, the AKO series is poised to drive the growth of MMA in Africa, offering a unique platform for athletes and fans to thrive and flourish in the MMA ecosystem.

Written by Boom RadioNG


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