Ulster MMA caps off sensational year via BBC Sports Personality

Northern Ireland’s Ulster Amateur MMA Association (UAMMAA) capped off a sensational 2015 campaign with special recognition from BBC Sports Personality of the Year who acknowledged the youth and community work of Ulster MMA Director, Danny Corr. British comedy icon Eddie Izzard, a patron of sports charity Join In, paid tribute to Corr who was a nominee…

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Jeff Novitzky: Average weight lost by UFC fighters is declining

Following the implementation of the UFC’s ban on intravenous rehydration (IV) in October, the amount of weight lost by UFC contenders in the final week prior to a bout is now beginning to decline, according to UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance, Jeff Novitzky. The IMMAF recently spoke with Novitzky who expressed his…

Marc Goddard Calls for Longer Time at Amateur Level for MMA Competitors

As the amateur mixed martial arts scene continues to grow around the world under the banner of  the IMMAF and its member nations, internationally renowned UFC referee and IMMAF Regulatory Affairs consultant Marc Goddard shared his hopes for the evolution and longevity of Amateur MMA. He expressed a strong desire to see fighters and coaches encouraged towards a…

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Alarming weight cutting behaviours in mixed martial arts: a cause for concern and a call for action

Following the tragic death of Chinese flyweight Yang Jiang Bing, who is reported to have shockingly passed away as a result of weight cutting complications prior to his anticipated appearance under the banner of Asian promotion One Championship last weekend, IMMAF CEO Densign White spoke exclusively with Fighters Only to…

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Amateur Competitors Welcomed to Apply to the 2016 Indian Open MMA Championship

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Amateur MMA teams and athletes from across the world are welcomed to compete in the 2016 Indian Open MMA Championship, which takes place as part of the BodyPower Expo in Mumbai from January 8th – 10th. Governed by IMMAF member, the All India Mixed…

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IMMAF CEO Offers Condolences for Death of Yang Jian Bing & Comments on Lethal Weight Cutting

News of the tragic death of Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing today has sent shockwaves through the MMA community. Bing’s seventh pro fight at One Championship 35  in the Philippines was cancelled on Thursday, “due to Yang’s severe dehydration from attempting to make weight. Yang Jian Bing has suffered from dehydration and suspected heat…

MMA Course Introduced at AUL University in Lebanon

Picture: Light-Heavyweight Imad Al Howayeck celebrates victory at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas In a great step for the academic and grass roots development of Lebanese MMA; The Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL) will introduce mixed martial arts as a regular academic…

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Event cancellation puts Jose Torres’ Titan FC debut on hold

The highly anticipated professional debut of Jose Torres has unfortunately been put on hold. With an outstanding Amateur MMA record of 25-1, the two-time IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA gold medalist was expected to turn professional on December 18. Ahead of his pro debut, Torres joined Bahrain based fight team…

TUF 22 Finale marks Frankie Edgar’s first bout with Bahrain’s KHK Fight Team

On December 11 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will take part in his first fight as a member of Team KHK, a Bahrain based stable of international and Bahraini fighters financially backed by team founder Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for…

IMMAF looks to re-establish Dutch MMA Federation

Over the past weekend IMMAF Member Relations Manager Roberto Reid visited the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. There he met with prominent figures of Dutch MMA to discuss filling the void left by the former Mixed Martial Arts Federation Netherlands, which was dissolved following the untimely passing of chairman Jan Kraayvanger last year, after his battle with…