Video: Marc Goddard talks IMMAF Technical Committee expansion

The IMMAF Technical Committee was recently expanded this year, welcoming four additional global members. The IMMAF Technical Committee was first established with renowned MMA official Marc Goddard alongside former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Marc Ratner, who is currently the UFC’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. The expansion…

IMMAF Joins Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA)

On Wednesday 13th September, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) joined the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA). IMMAF President Kerrith Brown joined 75 global sport leaders at SIGA’s General Meeting in Cascais in Portugal, where on IMMAF’s behalf he signed SIGA’s Aspirational Statement of Intent and SIGA’s Core Principles for Sport Integrity.…

Youth MMA programme sees incredible results in Northern Ireland

Illustration: Graphic comparing reported attitudes of young people at the beginning and end of the Youth MMA project The Ulster Amateur MMA Association (UAMMAA) has reached the conclusion of its pilot youth MMA programme, “Fight to Unite”, and has reported inspiring results following an independent evaluation. The Fight to Unite pilot ran…

Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir set for Invicta debut this Friday

Pictured above: Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir (blue) battles Anja Saxmark (red) in the 2015 IMMAF European Open Flyweight final IMMAF European Open Championships winner Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir will make her long awaited professional debut tomorrow on Friday, September 23, on the card of Invicta FC 19 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. “Sunna…

MMA France

MMA in France: Approaching the End of the Ban?

Translated from the AFP (French Press Agency) article published by Le Point on the 16th September 2016 The popular but also violent MMA ( mixed martial arts) could quickly get de facto recognition in France, despite fierce opposition from successive ministers of sports. A parliamentary report commissioned in April by Prime Minister…

SMMAF president: ‘Structure fuels the success of Swedish MMA’

Pictured above: Sweden’s 2016 IMMAF World Champions, from left to right – Gabriella Ringblom (Flyweight), Cornelia Holm (Bantamweight) and Irman Smajic (Heavyweight). Following completion of the 2016 IMMAF All Africa Open Championships in early September, Sweden’s national amateur MMA team has excelled at the summit of IMMAF’s international amateur rankings,…

Cutman

IMMAF & UKMMAF PRESENT ACCREDITED INTRODUCTORY CUTMAN COURSE IN MANCHESTER WITH JOE CLIFFORD

·      Manchester – 9th October 2016  The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) present an introductory, Grade C accredited cutman course in partnership with Joe Clifford on Sunday 9 October 2016 in Manchester. “The course recognises and addresses the need…

Green light given to MMA in Cameroon schools nationwide

Pictured above: Schoolchildren enjoy NLMMAC’s Educational MMA program at the Amasia Bilingual School in Yaounde.  Cameroon’s National League of Mixed Martial Arts (NLMMAC) has been given an official green light to introduce Educational MMA to the nation’s youth, in elementary and middle schools, nationwide. With the support of national umbrella…