Colombian Olympic Committee Journal publishes MMA research

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] The following research (translated from Spanish) was recently published in the Colombian National Olympic Committee Journal and was conducted by Jaime S. Barón Cuervo, President of OCAMM – the Colombian MMA Association (Asociación Colombiana de Artes Marciales Mixta). As an introduction to assessing MMA’s values…

FINAL CALL OUT! BAMMA – UKMMAF NATIONAL AMATEUR MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BODYPOWER EXPO UK

  *FINAL CALL OUT FOR AMATEURS TO TAKE PART!* 12 – 14 MAY, BIRMINGHAM DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 28 APRIL Amateur MMA competitors are invited to take part in the BAMMA – UKMMAF National Amateur MMA Championships at BodyPower Expo UK 2017 in Birmingham NEC, 12 – 14 May. The Championships serve as try-outs…

Bahrain MMA Federation Holds First Press Conference at F1 to Promote IMMAF Worlds

The Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) launched its new logo and the first official 2017 competition calendar, which is part of the strategic plan developed by the Federation and goes in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the…

Olympic gold medalist Farid Mansurov praises IMMAF champion Sanan Safarli

Following a breakthrough performance at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships, amateur Flyweight gold medalist Sanan Safarli (pictured above) was recently honored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 2004 Olympic wrestling gold medalist and head of the National Sports Department, Mr. Farid Mansurov, praised Safarli,…

USA’s Starks discusses UMMAF National Championships

Pictured above: Will Starks (left) battles Canadian Alexander Martinez (right) in the Men’s Welterweight final of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas, USA. By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The USA Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) recently announced that “the Volunteer State” of Tennessee will host the UMMAF national championships.…

Weight cutting

ABC to follow CSAC with proposed weight cutting reform plan

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) may soon be following in the footsteps of California’s commission regarding weight cutting. California recently enacted a fine for cut failure but also wrote up a 10-point plan for reform. In short, the plan includes a weight…

Smajic becomes first Men’s competitor to win IMMAF gold in two weight divisions

Sweden’s Irman Smajic became the first Men’s competitor to win a championship gold medal in two separate weight divisions when he triumphed at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Smajic, who had previously earned European Open silver as a Heavyweight (-265lbs) in both 2015 and 2016, achieved his…