2015 Medallists Review Part 2

Picture: Iceland’s European Open flyweight champion Sunna Rannveig trades blows with World & European Open silver medallist Anja Saxmark of Sweden.  The rate of athlete evolution in many competing nations at IMMAF Championships this year was beyond expectations, and this became clear at the inaugural European Open as a number of anticipated results were shaken up.…

2015 Medallists Review Part 1

Picture: Kazakhstan’s Nurtilek Konashov (left) facing the USA’s 2 x IMMAF world champion Jose Torres (right). 2015 saw the success of two global events welcoming nations from across the globe to this year’s IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, USA, and the inaugural European Open Championships in Walsall, England.…

University of Bahrain launches MMA Course

The office of Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad has revealed that the University of Bahrain is to launch a Mixed Martial Arts course in February of 2016. H.H. Sheikh Khalid expressed that the University of Bahrain is a good example of a professional educational environment working to elevate its output. As the First…

IMMAF champion Frans Mlambo scheduled for second pro appearance in Japan

IMMAF amateur world featherweight champion Frans Mlambo will make his second professional appearance next week on January 8th in Tokyo Japan, first reported by SevereMMA.com. The Irishman will compete under the banner of WMA against China’s Changxin Fu whose Sherdog.com record lists a 3-1 professional stint in the Chinese Kung Fu…

Weight cutting

One Championship Bans Weight Cutting By Dehydration.

Asia’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, One Championship, has announced a ground breaking decision to ban the process of athletes cutting weight via dehydration, according to a press release issued by the promotion. Weight cutting has become a consistent hot topic in the sport of MMA, and One Championship’s decision…

McCourt

#WhereNowWednesday: Leah McCourt looks ahead to big 2016 super fight

2015 IMMAF European Open Championships Lightweight Gold medallist Leah McCourt would ‘love to fight the 145lb European winner’ Sanna Merta in her quest for more MMA experience. For #WhereNowWednesday, Northern Ireland’s McCourt recaps what she has been up to since taking Gold in Walsall, England. “I’m back to my routine, training…

IMMAF President reports following trip to Bulgaria

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown has just returned from a trip to Bulgaria where he witnessed the impressive development of grass roots MMA in the region. Bulgaria’s amateur MMA scene is undergoing a rapid evolution and laying the foundations for significant developments in 2016, under the guidance of the Bulgarian Federation of Mixed Martial Arts. The IMMAF…

Colombian MMA

Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) Joins IMMAF

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] (London.21st December 2015) The Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) is the latest organization to join the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).  The OCAMM was founded two years ago, and has since then worked closely with the Colombian Olympian Committee and national…