IMMAF on the Move – Belgian MMA [Interview]

Words: Caio Lemos Appearances may be deceiving: Belgium is a small country on the world map, but the process of promoting MMA within its borders hasn’t been easy. Because of the double task created by dealing with two different governments, the Belgian MMA Federation has spent a great amount of time…

Romanian MMA – Wallachia MMA Cup Results

On Sunday 14th December 2014 the Romanian MMA Federation hosted the finals of the Wallachia Cup of MMA in Bucharest. The 2014 competition season had brought together 27 participants from 12 MMA clubs, covering 10 counties across Romania. The Romanian MMA championships took place without injury, with almost half the matches ending in a decision and the other…

Ulster Amateur MMA Association is Formed

In Northern Ireland, the Ulster local government is to back the launch of the Ulster Amateur MMA Association on 31st January 2015. The new body is formed out of the former Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Ireland (MMAFI). In order to achieve sport recognition in the country it has been necessary to…

AIMMAA Team India Tryouts

See below for Photo Gallery The first round of the AIMMAA Team India Tryouts started with a bang at Bangalore city in India on the 19th of December.  Athletes, of various weight categories and representing 5 states across India, went toe to toe in attempt to be selected for the national team that will…

MMA Finnish Open 2014

 The Finnish Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Suomen Vapaaotteluliitto ry, recently held the MMA Finnish Open on 29th- 30th November. The Amateur championship event was open to competitors from Europe and took place at RNC Sport Club in Martinhalli, Hyvinkää.   Adults competed under IMMAF Amateur rules, which are now replacing former Finnish B-class rules…

Results for FIGMMA Sanctioned Colosseum MMA

The full results for FIGMMA sanctioned, “Colosseum MMA in the Cage”, have now been published. The event took place on Saturday 6th December in Sassari, Italy. The event was organized by Gianmario Mereu, head coach for A.S.D. Badboys Sassari and also FIGMMA’s representative for professional MMA in Sardinia. The event showcased both professional and  IMMAF Amateur…

BAMMA Joins MMA Promotions Working with IMMAF Federations

SEE BELOW FOR  BAMMA 17 PHOTO GALLERY [Lead banner photo by Marc Moggridge, Burghley Images] (10.12.14) Last Saturday 6th December, British based BAMMA, joined the growing number of commercial MMA promoters worldwide to now be working with IMMAF affiliated, national MMA federations. In the UK where there is no legal requirement…

Sweden: Shootfighting & Amateur MMA Championships Results

Results via www.fightermag.se  from an original review in Swedish by Peter Borge. On 6th December the Shootfighting and Amateur MMA Championships were held at Nexus in Stockholm, under the auspices of the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF). See below for the results: Men’s Bronze Bantamweight Shootfighting  Match (-61.2kg) Isomäki – Krondahl Magnus Sandviken…

Romanian MMA Federation – Wallachia Cup of MMA

The Romanian MMA Federation (RMMAF) presents the “Wallachia Cup of MMA”, on 14th December. The event commences at  10:00 a.m. and takes place at  Mircea Eliade Sport School in Bucharest.   The contest is the fourth Amateur Romanian MMA Championship to be organized under IMMAF rules, and comprises three levels based on competitor experience: A Class…