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…

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…

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…

Ukraine latest addition to the IMMAF

The IMMAF is proud to announce the joining of a key European country to our IMMAF member family – Ukraine. Our new member brings all the competence and history in martial arts that is significant with the eastern parts of Europe, as well as a strong relationship to its own…

Great steps forward for the Belgian Federation

In May 2012 the Belgian MMA Federation (BMMAF) joined the IMMAF. After several years of carrying out many of the tasks of a national federation but without a formal position, the former Belgian Shooto and MMA Federation was given official recognition and the task of representing Belgium in the international…

US Federation initiates amateur MMA tryouts

The IMMAF member federation in the U.S.A., the USAMMAF, has been busy since the summer of 2012 setting up a structure to manage the large country consisting of 50 states. State representatives have been assigned and volunteers with a wide range of skills have been added to the organization. Being…

France joins the IMMAF

With the latest membership addition the IMMAF solidifies a strong presence in Europe. We are proud to present Commission National de Mixed Martial Arts, the national federation representing MMA in France. One of the largest countries in Europe, France is also a nation with deep roots in the martial arts…

Irish federation gets full political support

Since getting observation member status in June 2012 the Mixed Martial Arts Federation Ireland (MMAFI) has focused on gaining political support for the sport and the federation, and last week this hard work paid off as the MMAFI made a major breakthrough. On Wednesday the 13th of March an unprecedented…