Sabrina de Sousa won a record third title at the IMMAF World Championships in Belgrade as Bahrain dominated the competition ©IMMAF

Bahrain have finished top of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Championships standings after dominating the competition in Belgrade.

The team finished with eight golds and one silver medal from the Štark Arena in Serbia's capital city.

Kazakhstan's one gold, two silvers and four bronzes saw them take second place while Tajikistan occupied third with one gold, one silver, and three bronzes.

Bahrain's Sabrina de Sousa and Ramazan Gitinov were the stars of the show as they both become world champions for a third time.

De Sousa beat Katerina Lisova of the Czech Republic in the women's under-65.8-kilograms final to become the first woman in IMMAF history to win three titles at the Championships.

Emma Schioler of Sweden and Brazilian Rabech Rufino shared the third step on the podium as they won a bronze medal each.

The men's under-77.1kg contest saw Gitinov finish his career with a winning streak of 30 as he announced he would retire at the end of the tournament.

He got the better of Uzbek Munis Muminjonov in the decider after Serbian Veljko Aleksic and Doshzan Kenzhebayev of Kazakhstan secured bronze.

Other Bahraini triumphs come courtesy of Aieza Ramos, Magomed Sheikhov, Murad Ibragimov, Kurban Idrisov, Sultan Omarov, and Rasul Magomedov.

Magomedov's win against Tim Schwabe of Germany in the men's under-120.2kg category ensured his second world title and maintained his undefeated status as a heavyweight.

Iris Nhiti won Finland's first world gold medal since 2016 after defeating England's Izzy McGaughey by a narrow judges' decision margin in the women's under-70.3kg class.

New Zealand's Kelsey Schroder and Yrsa Sandin of Sweden made up the podium with the bronze medals.