IMMAF certified courses provide education and progression for cutmen and cutwomen

The IMMAF certified Cutman Course is brought to you by Joseph Clifford, who graduated with a BSc. Applied Health Sciences, Dip. Physical Therapy and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of: The Irish Physical Therapy Association, The Irish Exercise Teachers Association and the National Strength…

MMA star Joanna Jędrzejczyk will carry the Olympic flame for Poland

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photo by Jorden Curran Mixed Martial Arts competitor Joanna Jędrzejczyk, 30, will have the honour of carrying the Olympic flame for Poland during the torch relay heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The former UFC strawweight champion announced the news during a recent radio…

Italian MMA Federation (FIGMMA) issues doping suspensions for Venator Kingdom 1

The Italian Grappling MMA Federation (FIGMMA) has informed IMMAF of two doping suspensions issued to professional athletes following its sanctioning of the Venator Kingdom 1 event held on 14 October in Milan. FIGMMA serves as Italy’s official national governing body and is a representative of the International Mixed Martial Arts…

2015 IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander picks up 5th pro MMA win

Pictured above: Minna Grsuander takes victory in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships finals  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Finland’s Minna Grusander continued to show promise over the weekend as the former IMMAF amateur world champion picked up her fifth professional victory. The 28-year-old secured her latest international success, competing in…

Toncheva and McCourt, former IMMAF world champions secure medals at IBJJF No Gi world championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former IMMAF world champions Aleksandra Toncheva and Leah McCourt were in action over the weekend, competing at the World Jui-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championships on 16-17 December in Anaheim, Californian, USA. The golden duo of amateur MMA met for the first time since the 2016 IMMAF…

2018 IMMAF OCEANIA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS INTRODUCES NEW DIVISIONS

WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT & MEN’S STRAWWEIGHT The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Australia (IMMAFA) has announced the introduction of two new IMMAF tournament weight categories for the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships – Women’s Atomweight(47.6kg/105 lb) and Men’s Strawweight (52.2 kg/ 115 lbs). The inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open Championships is set…

Two-time IMMAF world silver medalist Alexander Martinez attends Ultimate Fighter tryouts

Pictured above: Martinez vs. Starks at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships finals By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran ‘Two-time IMMAF World Championships finalist’ will be on his list of credentials as Alexander Martinez completes tryouts for the upcoming season of the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter. Prior to his current exploits as an undefeated…

Pro offers ‘pouring in’ for new IMMAF world champion Benjamin Bennett

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran “And the pro offers come pouring in, amazing offers,” IMMAF world champion Benjamin Bennett revealed on social media. At the 2017 IMMAF World Championships in Manama, Bahrain, Bennett earned the welterweight division gold medal and picked up five victories in the tournament…

Swedish team leader reviews 2017: Another golden year for the world’s top ranked nation

Pictured above: SMMAF Swedish National Amateur Team 2017. 2017 was another golden year for Sweden, operating under the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF) as the world’s leader in international amateur MMA. Despite increased threat from the surging Bulgarian and Kazakhstan national teams; Sweden, the world’s no.1 ranked nation, further extended its…