GEMMAF aims to capitalize on UFC Hamburg success

Pictured above: former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett was victorious in the UFC Hamburg main event. The UFC realized a significant breakthrough in Germany this month when UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett took place at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg on September 3. For the first time the UFC…

Super September for Irish MMA regulation

Photo via Facebook: Ireland’s national amateur MMA team secured the highest total of podium finishes (6) in Las Vegas at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in July It’s been a historic month for the development of Irish MMA and the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA). While the Emerald Isle…

BAMMA 26 Sets New Benchmark for Medical Safety under SafeMMA-Ireland

via Safe MMA Press Release: BAMMA 26 INTRODUCES BRAIN SCANS AS PART OF ENHANCED ATHLETE MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS SAFEMMA- IRELAND PROVIDES INDEPENDENT MEDICAL CLEARANCE TO IMMAA STANDARDS 3 ARENA, DUBLIN 10th SEPTEMBER 2016 (Dublin.10th September.2016) British mixed martial arts promotion, BAMMA, sets a new benchmark for medical safety in MMA as…

South Africa’s Scott Kenee: ‘I’ve always dreamed of winning Gold for my country’

Amateur middleweight competitor Scott Kenee realized his dream of winning Gold for South Africa with triumph at the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, which culminated on September 3 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first international amateur competition to take place on African soil was hosted and regulated by national governing body…

South Africa moves to 2nd in IMMAF World Rankings following 2016 Africa Open

Pictured above: 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Bantamweight Champion, Luthando Biko. Bertus Coetzee, president of Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA), spoke to IMMAF.org following the completion of last week’s historic first IMMAF Africa Open Championships, contested in Johannesburg. Hosted and regulated by MMASA, the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open was the first…

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Medallists & Results – 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships

Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday 3rd September 2016 Amateur Bouts (IMMAF rules) MEDALLISTS Male Flyweight – GOLD: Serdar Altas (Sweden) SILVER: Sebastian Gonzalez (Sweden) BRONZE: Wade Kerspuy (South Africa), Siddiq Bin Mahmood (India) Male Bantamweight – GOLD: Luthando Biko (South Africa) SILVER: Shaun Taylor (South Africa) BRONZE:…

2015 IMMAF Worlds silver medalist Serdar Altas reaches Africa Open final

Johannesburg, September 1st – Day 2 of the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships saw the completion of all semi-final bouts as we head towards the championship finals on Saturday, September 3, at the Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Amateur MMA championships takes place in association with national governing body Mixed Martial…