Azerbaijan National Open Championships

On April 9th & 10th the MMA League of Azerbaijan will host its National Open Championships in the capital city of Baku, serving as the National Trials for Azerbaijan’s Amateur MMA Team ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. AMMAL leaders are expecting approximately 200 athletes to compete across the two-day event…

Government & National Olympic recognition of IMMAF nations

Last month UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta spoke with BBC World Service and discussed his expectations for the ever growing sport of MMA to one day become a part of the Olympic Games. “The Olympics are a business and they want to attract those younger viewers for all these big television deals,” Fertitta…

Sanctioned MMA reaches rural India

Regional organisers JFL recently completed a breakthrough Amateur MMA event in the rural north eastern area of India. The All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA) informed IMMAF.org of their involvement in sanctioning the day’s competition, following notification from the governing body’s regional head of North East India. As India’s…

HMMAF National Amateur Championships

On April 16th the Hungarian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (HMMAF) will host national championships in the capital city of Budapest ahead of this year’s IMMAF Amateur MMA championships. Hungary’s National Amateur Team achieved one podium finish in 2015 with impressive light-heavyweight standout Balázs Kiss (pictured above) earning silver in the 205lb division…

AIMMAA: ‘India is ready to host the UFC’

Continuing with our series of interviews with All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA) National Commissioner Daniel Isaac, IMMAF.org takes a look at the developing potential for a UFC event to take place in one of the promotion’s most significant untapped markets. In 2012, UFC co-owner and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta discussed the promotion’s interest in making its way…

David Allen

Former UFC EMEA Vice-president, David Allen, joins IMMAF

(London. 9th March 2016) The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has appointed David Allen as its new Director of Brand and Commerce. (Read the exclusive Fighters Only interview here.) The IMMAF is the international democratic governing body for the sport of MMA, founded from within the MMA community for…

Ask Goddard

#AskGoddard: The routine of an MMA referee

#AskGoddard was recorded on the morning of February 27th ahead of UFC Fight Night in London where we put fan questions to IMMAF regulatory affairs consultant and renowned referee Marc Goddard. On a weekly basis IMMAF.org will be featuring Marc’s answers to various fan questions relating to his experience and…