European Open veterans set to face off at BCMMA 15

A further three amateur contests have been revealed for BCMMA 15 in the UK on May 7, in addition to the previously announced bouts featuring competitors from the Norwegian National Amateur Team taking on British opposition. The amateur bouts of BCMMA 15 will be sanctioned by the UK MMA Federation (UKMMAF). IMMAF…

Coach Kavanagh

JOHN KAVANAGH: “MMA REGULATION TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERWAY IN IRELAND”

Coach John Kavanagh, President of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), has issued the following statement via his Facebook page today, confirming that meetings are underway with government officials to commence work in regulating the sport of MMA in the Republic of Ireland. The meetings have been called in the…

Bulgarian Government Supports National MMA Federation

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Picture: BMMAF President Stanislav Nedkov (left) shaking hands with Sports Minister Krasen Kralev (right). In an interview with Blitz.bg, Stanislav Nedkov – retired UFC veteran and President of the Bulgarian MMA Federation (BMMAF) – discussed the recent and vast accomplishments of the Bulgarian MMA Federation, which includes an…

NLMMAC: Cameroon National Team Tryouts

The National League of Mixed Martial Arts Cameroon (NLMMAC) wrapped up its National Team selection tryouts this past weekend ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, USA. Formerly known as The National Fighting Sports and Multi-Martial Arts Association (NFSMMA), Cameroon’s national governing body for…

Joao Carvalho

Portugal’s CAPMMA echoes IMMAF’s Call to Action following the passing of Joao Carvalho

The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA), Portugal’s national representative under the IMMAF, has echoed IMMAF’s Call to Action over the past week. It has strongly urged national governments to officially recognise and regulate the sport of MMA, and to enforce consistency in safety standards at a national level by supporting the voluntary governing bodies…

5TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK INCLUDES HISTORIC UFC 200 AND LARGEST UFC FAN EXPO

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, the world’s largest celebration of combat sports, will be capped off by the third and final day of UFC Fan Expo® at the Las Vegas Convention Center. UFC International Fight Week will take place from Tuesday,…

Malaysia’s top amateur platform begins National Tournament this weekend

Picture: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown (center) in 2015 alongside members of the MASMMAA, Malaysian Invasion FC, and competing amateur athletes. Malaysia’s def facto leading amateur platform kicks off its National Tournament this weekend when Malaysian Invasion Fighting Championship begin ‘Ladder Match’ elimination rounds from April 16-17 at the Paradigm Mall…

Joao Carvalho

IMMAF CALL TO ACTION FOLLOWING PASSING OF MMA COMPETITOR JOAO CARVALHO

IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) again offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of deceased MMA competitor Joao Carvalho, who sadly passed away following a match at TEF 1 at The National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on 9 April. Joao was a popular and well-loved young man…