CAPMMA reputation grows among Portuguese MMA promoters

The Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de MMA (CAPMMA) has informed IMMAF of a recent breakthrough, highlighting the growing reputation of the Portuguese regulatory body among MMA promoters. For the first time, a private promoter – Margem Sul Championship, lead by Geovanni Horta- has contacted CAPMMA, Portugal’s National Commission recognized by IMMAF, with…

USA’s Will Starks makes history with second IMMAF World Championship

Pictured above: Will Starks, #2016IMMAFWorlds USA Welterweight Will Starks defined himself as one of the World’s most decorated Amateur MMA veterans, with a second World Championship triumph at the #2016IMMAFWorlds in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. With five consecutive victories between July 5th and July 10th, Starks took his Amateur MMA…

IMMAF Congress Meeting 2016

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation hosted its 2016 IMMAF Congress Meeting on Thursday, July 7th, during the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA); the biggest MMA event of 2016. Following IMMAF’s first Congress at last year’s 2015 World Championships, the meeting saw the coming together…

2016 World Championships: Julia Dorny storms into semi final bout

Photo by Anja Dorny Germany’s Julia Dorny stormed through Finnish opponent Chamia Chabbi on Day 3 of the #2016IMMAFWorlds, clinching a place in the Women’s Featherweight semi-final and a guaranteed podium finish. Dorny, the 2015 World Championships and European Open Bronze medalist, wasted no time in picking up significant momentum in…

2016 World Championships: Tajikistan secures historic victory

Pictured above: Tajikistan’s Muhammadjon Naimov (right) alongside coaches Bakhtier Khodjaev and Dilshod Juraev A representative of the Central Asian region, Team Tajikistan has made its first visit to a major IMMAF Championship event. The Tajikistan MMA Federation began its IMMAF journey on April 6 with Featherweight contender Muhammadjon Naimov competing in Las Vegas at…

2016 World Championships: 2015 Champion Will Starks edges through first round via split-decision

Defending IMMAF Welterweight World Champion Will Starks (18-1) edged through his opening bout of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships, via split decision, after going the distance with Denmark’s Danny Mathiasen (8-1) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Starks vs. Mathiasen kicked off the 170lb Welterweight…