Ask Goddard

#AskGoddard: Addressing Referee & Judges Controversy

Following the highly criticized late stoppage by referee Steve Perceval on March 20th at UFC Fight Night in Brisbane, Australia, where welterweight Neil Magny secured a third round TKO win over Hector Lombard, IMMAF.org takes at look at how referees may choose to address controversy. Filmed on the morning of…

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…

World Champion in attendance at IMMAF qualifiers in Italy

On March 12 the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA) oversaw a preliminary qualification stage ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. Taking place in Porto Azzurro under the banner of Storm FC, victorious athletes who successfully progressed to the next qualifying stage featured several IMMAF and 2015…

Colombian MMA

Busy Qualifying Schedule for Colombian Athletes

In December of 2015 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation announced the Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) as the latest organization to join the list of IMMAF Member Nations. National competition is in full swing for the country’s amateur mixed martial artists ahead of IMMAF championships in 2016. Widespread…

NZMMAF

NZMMAF achieves Government recognition in New Zealand

The IMMAF can today congratulate The New Zealand Mixed Martial Arts Federation (NZMMAF) on achieving a landmark target in receiving official recognition from its national government. The regulation and development of Mixed Martial Arts in New Zealand can now enjoy a much needed boost in resources after Sport NZ confirmed the NZMMAF as the country’s…

SPAIN JOINS IMMAF MEMBER NATIONS

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) welcomes the Spanish Federation of Olympic Wrestling and Associated Disciplines (Federación Española de Luchas Olímpicas y Disciplinas Asociadas – FEL) as its national representative for the sport of MMA in Spain. The Spanish Federation of Olympic Wrestling and Associated Disciplines has existed since…

Rostem Akman: ‘Winning IMMAF medal felt like the Olympics’

Swedish amateur middleweight Rostem Akman may be the perfect example of what the IMMAF’s amateur platform is all about; a competetive grass roots developmental scene where you are not defined by your losses, perhaps not even by victories, but in your display of patience, progression and dedication to being an…