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New Portuguese Promotion UMMA Championships Provides Exclusive Platform for IMMAF Members

The  Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de MMA) is involved in the launch of a promotion dedicated to amateur MMA, which will work solely with clubs and athletes recognized by the IMMAF’s affiliated governing bodies in each country. Established by MMA academy, Academia Unlimited, the project is the brainchild of gym…

Does the Olympic tournament format work for MMA?

In a recent interview with Junior Dos Santos for Yahoo Sport, reporter Kevin Iole asked the former heavyweight champ what he thought about Amateur MMA’s potential as an Olympic sport. Iole discussed the possibility of injuries and injury suspensions proving disruptive to the tournament format, as athletes compete in brackets…

IMMAF veteran champ Jose Torres wins Titan FC pro title

Two-time IMMAF World Amateur Bantamweight Champion Jose Torres scored the win last night at Titan FC 40 to earn the professional Flyweight title at at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. 23-year-old Torres  went into the bout with a professional record 2-0 to compete for the vacant title against Abdiel Velazquez (7-3) in…

Kerrith Brown

IMMAF to Review ABC Changes to Unified Rules, says Brown

Yesterday, North American organisation, the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), approved new changes to the professional Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Among recommendations that mark the most significant development to the rules since their formation, the ABC redefined its judging criteria clarifying hierarchy of competitor actions for scoring purposes. The ABC annual convention saw…

IMMAF officials certification course: Northern Ireland

Picture: UFC referee Marc Goddard briefs officials ahead of the practical assessment at an IMMAF certification course in Prague, Czech Republic. The next IMMAF international amateur MMA referees & judges certification course is scheduled to take place from Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 18th, 2016, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.…