IAPA Sets New Safety Standards for Irish MMA

A committee meeting of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association, which represents MMA in the Republic of Ireland,  was held at SBG Concorde on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, attended by officers Deano Wade, Paul Cowzer, Andy Ryan and John Kavanagh. Decisions were made on behalf of the IAPA with regards to the following 3 topics: Standards of…

Nick Blackwell

Is MMA Equipped to Respond to a Nick Blackwell type Emergency?

The boxing world was hit by misfortune on Saturday night when defeated Nick Blackwell was carried out of the arena on a stretcher following his British middleweight title bout against Chris Eubank Jnr. Having collapsed once the match was stopped in round 10, Blackwell was administered oxygen and immediately taken…

Ask Goddard

#AskGoddard: IMMAF certification courses for referees and judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ0T_kkKkdg Filmed on the morning of UFC Fight Night on February 27th in London we put fan questions to IMMAF regulatory affairs consultant and renowned UFC referee Marc Goddard. In this episode of #AskGoddard Marc discusses the importance of the IMMAF Progression Scheme and certification courses for both experienced and less…

UKMMAF announce National Amateur Team plus kit deal

Picture: UKMMAF leaders alongside British amateur athletes at the National Team Tryouts in Leicester, England. The UK Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has revealed the names of athletes selected to represent the country at upcoming IMMAF championship events, in addition to a new kit deal with Heavy Duty Fight Gear Ltd .…

SFL 47 results: India’s amateur scene continues to deliver

As the IMMAF World Championships approaches, India’s busy amateur scene continues to deliver with another weekend of grass roots developments showcased at SFL 47 in Delhi. Standout Indian MMA promotion Super Fight League hosted five amateur bouts on the undercard on it’s professional show last week with full regulation provided by the…

UFC Cutman Joe Clifford delivers valuable workshop in Cameroon.

Picture: Members of Cameroon’s Multi Martial Arts Association present Joe with a gift at the end of his visit. While on tour in Africa last week veteran UFC cutman and IMMAF course leader Joseph Clifford connected with delegates and representatives of Cameroon’s Multi Martial Arts Association (NFSMMA) and took the opportunity…

IMMAF founder elected President of Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation

Picture: IMMAF board members from left to right – Stewart Brain (Australia), Wissam Abi Nader (Lebanon), Tom Madsen (Germany), August Wallén (Sweden), Bertrand Amoussou (France), President Kerrith Brown (UK), Vice-president George Sallfeldt (Sweden), Frank Babcock (USA) and CEO Densign White After serving as a board member of the Swedish Budo and Martial Arts Federation for…

Balázs Kiss: Hungary will show quality at World Championships

IMMAF European Open silver medal winner Balázs Kiss believes that Team Hungary will put on a strong display of quality later this year at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. Following the light-heavyweight’s silver medal achievement at the inaugural European Open last November, the Hungarian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (HMMAF) will oversee…

UFC Applauds New York State Assembly as Bill to Legalize Professional MMA Passes 113-25

Lorenzo Fertitta Thanks Speaker Heastie, Majority Leader Morelle & All Sponsors and Supporters [UFC Press Release] –UFC® Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Fertitta applauded the overwhelming, bipartisan New York State Assembly passage of legislation to legalize and regulate professional mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York. The passage of…