Egyptian MMA Committee holds national championships in Cairo

The Egyptian MMA Committee (EMMAC) recently held its first national championships under IMMAF amateur rules in the nation’s capital, Cairo. Headed by national chairman Khaled Abdel Hamid, EMMAC continues its efforts in building a domestic platform for Egyptian athletes competing under approved amateur rules. In addition, the official EMMAC contests served…

2017 Africa Open: Opportunity to showcase national depth for South Africa

Pictured above: 2016 Africa Open, Stephen May picks up a unanimous decision victory over Axel Karlsson This week South Africa takes on the opportunity of showcasing the nation’s depth in amateur MMA talent, just three months ahead of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. Mixed Martial Arts South Africa, the nation’s…

2017 IMMAF World Championships Registration Timeline: Key Dates

Team registration is officially open ahead of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA set to take place in Manama, Bahrain, from 12 – 19 November at the Khalifa Sports City Arena. Registrtation timeline and key dates are listed below: August 24 – Team registration officially opens for the…

Olympic MMA would curb the number of premature athletes turning pro, says USA chief

Following IMMAF setting its sights on the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles for MMA’s debut, USA MMA Federation (UMMAF) director Ryan Brueggeman weighs in on what it would mean for the sport. Per UMMAF.org: Ryan Brueggeman has had a substantial background in wrestling and Martial Arts. Mr. Brueggeman enlisted in the United States Navy where he…