IMMAF at SportAccord Convention

This week the IMMAF is represented at the SportAccord Convention by Bertrand Amoussou, IMMAF Vice President and Erika Mattsson, Director of Communications. SportAccord is the international umbrella organization for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organizers of international sporting events. SportAccord Convention is a 6-day gathering…

IMMAF launches world championships

The IMMAF is proud to announce the first World Championships in Amateur MMA to be held early July 2014 in Las Vegas, USA, during the Las Vegas Fight week and in conjunction with the UFC Fan Expo. The International MMA Federation was founded in February 2012 and has since worked diligently…

The IMMAF welcomes New Zealand

The IMMAF is proud to present the first member federation from Oceania – New Zealand. The New Zealand Mixed Martial Arts Federation is the result of a broad collaboration of individuals across the MMA community who have come together to bring the sport forward. The NZMMAF consists of a group…

UMMAF approved for full membership

The USA Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) was recently approved for full membership, thus updating their status from observation membership which was granted in September of 2012. The IMMAF board is proud of the achievements of the UMMAF and their representatives and welcomes the federation as a full member. The…

Anti-doping Committee launched

The IMMAF board has established a committee for anti-doping with the task of enabling WADA compliance within a year’s time, thus ensuring that MMA is at par with other major international sports when it comes to anti-doping policies. Battling performance enhancing substance abuse is crucial not only to ensure fair…

IMMAF seeks cooperation with FILA

A few days ago the International Wrestling Federation, FILA, decided to remove MMA as a sport from their federation, thus relinquishing their claim to govern the sport of MMA worldwide. The IMMAF welcomes this decision as we firmly believe that the fastest growing sport in the world deserves to be…

Finland becomes the 20th IMMAF member

We are pleased to present Finland as the 20th country to join the IMMAF family. The Finnish Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Suomen Vapaaotteluliitto ry, was founded in 2005 and have a well-established position in the Finnish MMA Community. -“We are excited to welcome one of the oldest and most established…