‘My strength & knowledge won’t fail me’: Dinescu excited by new strawweight challengers

Top Romanian Strawweight Ralcu Dinescu (pictured above, right) is currently the most experienced 115lb competitor within the IMMAF international amateur platform, following the departure of long time rival Alexandra Toncheva (above, center) who completed her pro debut last month. Dinescu (5-3) has been a prominent top contender in the world amateur…

Report from Council of Europe Hearing on Cage-Fighting

By IMMAF Marketing, Communications and Brand Director, Isobel (Izzy) Carnwath Last Wednesday, I was privileged to attend a Council of Europe hearing on MMA in Paris alongside IMMAF CEO Densign White.  The hearing was called as part of a review of ‘cage-fighting/ free-fighting’ initiated by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) at its board meeting in May 2016.  Formed in 2007,…

France’s ready-made MMA star: ‘Morgane Ribout created a buzz’

As UFC representatives, the likes of heavyweight sensation Francis Ngannou and featherweight ‘Firekid’ Tom Duquesnoy are front and center in the hunt of national acceptance and a mainstream breakthrough for French MMA. However, French MMA Commission (Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts, CFMMA) president Bertrand Amoussou believes that an even more significant…