How volunteers help make IMMAF championships a success

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Each year IMMAF is fortunate to welcome enthusiastic volunteers worldwide who contribute to the backbone of each international championship event. In June, the operations of this year’s IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore excelled thanks to the commitment of those stepping forward to dedicate their time, effort…

Cutman Diary: ‘Epinephrine is a PED yet it’s given the blind eye’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In a series of new ‘Cutman Diary’ articles IMMAF.org talks to up-and-coming cutman Liam Bowes (pictured above at the 2017 IMMAF European Open). For near five years the 21-year-old has dedicated himself as a protege of top flight MMA and boxing cutman Joe Clifford, through years…

Shannon Knapp: Watch out, Davíðsdóttir could go all the way

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Iceland’s Sunna ‘Tsunami’ Davíðsdóttir (pictured above) continues to grow in popularity as she ascends the strawweight ladder of Invicta Fighting Championships; now 3-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. Davíðsdóttir’s time as an amateur competitor was short yet impactful as she entered the 2015 IMMAF European Open…

IMMAF Africa Open Can Be The Continent’s MMA Mecca

Above: 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Bantamweight Champion, Luthando Biko. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran As Africa’s biggest celebration of MMA’s grass roots, its flourishing youth and amateur talent, the IMMAF Africa Open Championships could soon see itself become a Mecca of the sport for the entire continent. The 2017 Africa Open sees the…

Joe Duffy Highlights USADA Anti-Doping as a reason for UFC Return

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week MMAFighting.com reported that professional MMA standout Joseph Duffy had signed a seven-fight deal to complete his UFC return. The Irishman had initially left the promotion earlier this year to test the waters of free agency following his unanimous decision victory over Sweden’s Reza Madadi…

Colombia Aims Big for 2017 IMMAF World Championships Team

Pictured above: Colombian competitors pose together at the recent World Championships qualifying event. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) is aiming for a major increase in its participation at this year’s 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. The recent OCAMM national championships event…

IMMAF Veteran Julia Dorny Represents Germany at the 2017 World Games

Photo by Anja Dorny. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Amateur MMA veteran Julia Dorny this week travels to Wrocław, Poland, to represent the German Sumo team at the 2017 World Games. The prestigious, international multi-sport event takes place every four years, one year following the Summer Olympics, and consists of sports and disciplines…