IMMAF grants Bahrain the rights to host the 2017 World Championships of Amateur MMA

Image: HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad reaches an agreement with IMMAF heads, Kerrith Brown and Densign White HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad: “We look forward to Bahrain being the destination for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships” The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has officially granted the Kingdom of Bahrain the right to host…

IMMAF formally signs to Sport Integrtity Global Alliance

Lead Image: President Kerrith Brown formally signs up IMMAF to SIGA membership, with interim SIGA Coordinator, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros This morning, IMMAF President Kerrith Brown attended the Sport Integrity Global Alliance constitutional General Meeting in London. The event was hosted at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall and attended by leading delegates…

Inaugural SIGA Sport Integrity Forum commits to action

IMMAF heads join top speakers and delegates from sport for Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) event calling for reform in sports governance. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown and CEO Densign White joined a series of high profile delegates today at the inaugural SIGA Sport Integrity Forum in London. Headed by European Athletics President Svein…

WADA Shun Undermines Anti-Doping Sanctions in MMA

The implementation of anti-doping can only go so far without of the backing of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to support an imposed sanction. Despite being the proclaimed foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to promote the fight against drugs in sport, WADA may now have lost sight of…

Heavyweight World Champion Irman Smajic Targets Super-Heavyweight Challenge

Above: IMMAF World Heavyweight Champion Irman Smajic, photo by Jorden Curran Reigning IMMAF World Heavyweight Amateur Champion Irman Smajic has revealed to IMMAF.org that he plans to take on new challenges in 2017 by joining the +265lb Super-Heavyweight division. The Swedish Heavyweight conquered IMMAF’s 2016 World Championships in Las Vegas with an…

CAPMMA Encouraged by Potential Shown at Portugal’s National Team Tryouts

Pictured above: CAPMMA Director Luis Barneto The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA) recently completed tryouts for the National Amateur MMA Team, who will progress to compete at international IMMAF competitions throughout 2017. In contrast to previous tryouts where selection was based on a competition results, CAPMMA adjusted the format to…

2017 European Open

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THE 2017 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

& IMMAF BOARD RESCINDS CHANGES TO ENTRY CRITERIA FOR 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Registration is now open for National Teams to enter athletes to represent their country in the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s nation vs nation, Amateur MMA tournament spans 5 days of competitive…