Densign White with Frank Bruno

IMMAF CEO Densign White Elected as Chairman of Sporting Equals

On Monday, February 15, IMMAF CEO Densign White was officially voted in as Chairman of British organisation Sporting Equals, following a previous tenure as acting chair. Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity by disadvantaged communities particularly the black and minority ethnic population. The body is a national…

Stephen Thompson talks longevity and ‘love of the point game’

On February 6, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson wowed the MMA world with a TKO destruction of former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks during the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas. In recent times the UFC welterweight title picture has been a highlight of the promotion with…

IMMAF LAUNCHES AN ACCREDITED CUTMAN COURSE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOE CLIFFORD

The International MMA Federation launches an accredited Cutman Course, in partnership with Joe Clifford on the 6th March 2016 in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. The course will be jointly hosted by the Irish Amateur Pankration Association, in the Republic, and the Ulster Amateur MMA Association, which represents Northern Ireland.…

Bahrain Hosts International Amateur MMA Competition

Picture: Athletes face off at Bahrain’s National Amateur Tryouts On February 6 the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted a day of international Amateur MMA competition, welcoming teams from the United States, Ukraine, Palestine, and Kuwait, in addition to Bahrain’s own KHK MMA team. Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s First Deputy President of the…

World Silver Medalists Approach Pro Debuts

Picture: England’s James Duckett on his way to the IMMAF World Championships final.  A pair of IMMAF World Championships silver medal winners will make their professional MMA debuts this month. British World Championships and European Open middleweight veteran James Duckett recently announced his professional debut after spending the past month…

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Jose Torres on being ‘the most decorated amateur fighter in the world’

Ahead of his professional MMA debut on Titan FC 37, two time IMMAF World Bantamweight Champion Jose “Shorty” Torres discusses being ‘the most decorated amateur fighter in the world’. The following interview excerpts are exclusively from Torres’s upcoming appearance on War of the Words podcast; which will be available this Thursday. “They…

IMMAF & UFC Partnership: A Year in Review

In 2015 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation enjoyed a thriving partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that saw the world’s leading professional MMA promotion increase its role as a primary sponsor. The relationship saw UFC donate invaluable support and financial backing to the IMMAF in advocacy of unified MMA governance…

French Anti-doping Motive is “Questionable but Implies Recognition”, says Brown

On Tuesday IMMAF.org reported that the national team tryouts in France for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships took a surprising turn when the French Anti-doping Agency arrived unannounced to test the athletes. Hosted by the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA), France’s Member Federation to IMMAF,  the team trials…

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Julia Dorny aims for IMMAF Gold and wants to help German MMA grow

Picture: Germany’s Julia Dorny (far right) takes her place on the podium at the IMMAF European Open Championships IMMAF World and European Bronze medalist Julia Dorny recaps her IMMAF European Open experience and talks about potentially turning pro and changing the perception of mixed martial arts in Germany. In November,…