2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships: Day 1 Recap

Johannesburg, August 31 – The 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships kicked off today in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre. The Amateur MMA championships takes place in association with national governing body Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA). Day 1 of the #2016IMMAFAfricaOpen saw a clean sweep of…

Cameroon’s NLMMAC ready to build following successful amateur championships

The National League of MMA Cameroon (NLMMAC) have celebrated a “resounding success” following the completion of Cameroon Fighting Championship 5 on August 20, which saw the national body regulate its first official amateur MMA championship in accordance with IMMAF’s unified amateur rule set and with the supervision of medical professionals,…

Irish Championships: European Open Team Trials on Sept. 3

Pictured above: David Fogarty – 2016 IMMAF World Championships Flyweight Silver medallist IMMAF officially announced on August 23 that registration is open for the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships. The Amateur MMA tournament will span five days from November 22 to 26 in the Czech Republic, at the Arena of Sparta in…

OCAMM adds dates to Colombian National Championship circuit

The Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) has added several dates to its 2016 national circuit calendar, beginning on September 11 and continuing on October 2 and November 12. The events will take place as the official national amateur championship for Colombia and will factor in to the national…

Kerrith Brown

IMMAF President Applauds ONE Championship Rules Change

Pictured: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown It has been reported today that Asian MMA powerhouse, ONE Championship, has banned the controversial use of soccer kicks of grounded opponents from its matches. The decision was reported at rappler.com following an announcement by ONE Championship chairman, Chatri Sityodtong, at a media scrum yesterday. The new prohibition comes into effect at today’s event in Macau,…