IAPA names Irish team ahead of IMMAF European Open

Following the completion of open tryouts at Dublin’s famed SBG Ireland headquarters, the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) have revealed the list of fighters who will represent the nation at this year’s inaugural IMMAF Amateur MMA European Open Championships. The event takes place 19-22 November in Birmingham, England. Subject to IMMAF clearance, IAPA…

IMMAF veteran James Gallagher records first pro win in Ireland

On October 17 Ireland’s James Gallagher recorded his first professional MMA victory on the card of Cage Kings 3 at the Neptune Stadium in Cork, an event held under the medical guidelines of Safe MMA-Ireland. The SBG Ireland product took on fellow Irishman Denis Ahren and secured a submission victory in the…

Portugal Names European Open Team

With tryouts having taken place on October 11, Portugal’s Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de Mixed Martial Arts (CAPMMA) has completed its selection process for athletes that will represent its nation at the IMMAF Amateur European Open Championships. The event takes place 19-22 November in Birmingham, England. The deadline for team registration expires today, October 16. Subject to…

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DEADLINE DAY: TRACK ENTRIES TO THE IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN

Track entries to the IMMAF European Open Championships live here: http://www.immaf.technology/splitdraw/pub_competitors_list.asp?RegEventID=6 There’s just 12 hours to go before the 16th October passes across all time zones, at 0 hrs AoE time (GMT/UTC−12:00 hour), and registration closes for the IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA. At nearing midday AoE time and 23:55 GMT/ UTC…

New MMA committee to discuss potential rule changes

MMAFighting.com reported yesterday that Mike Mazzulli, president of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), has installed a brand new MMA rules and regulations committee that will be headed by former Bellator MMA play-by-play analyst Sean Wheelock (pictured), a certified boxing referee and commissioner with the Kansas Athletic Commission. The ABC are responsible…

Weight gain restrictions next step for MMA regulation?

MMA’s weight cutting culture has seen continuous controversy over the years, from seemingly unfair weight advantages following rehydration, to altogether failed attempts resulting in weigh-in day confusion, last minute changes, and fighters ending up in hospital. Recently, the well documented IV ban came into effect in the UFC on October 3. With violation resulting in a possible…

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Introducing Team Norway for the European Open

Pictured: Norway’s Eivind D. S. Kjonsvik  (3rd right) medals with silver in the Men’s Light Heavyweight division at the 2014 IMMAF World Championships With registration for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships in its final stages, and athlete submissions coming in thick and fast, the first full team to complete athlete…

UK TEAM REVEALED: FOR 2015 IMMAF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

(London. 11th October 2015) The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has announced the UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA, following try-outs which have taken place over the past few months. The 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships will take place in Birmingham…

Grusander wins thrilling battle in pro debut

IMMAF gold medallist Minna Grusander successfully completed her professional debut over the weekend in thrilling fashion at FNF 10 in Turku, Finland. MMAViking.com covered the FNF 10 event and recapped Grusander’s impressive and memorable battle with Swedish opponent Iman Darabi. “IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander stepped into the cage for the first…