United States amateurs qualify for UMMAF national team 2018

Pictured: Chase Boutwell picks up his first international victory at last year’s IMMAF World Championships – photo by Jorden Curran Written by Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent Following a three-day national championship tournament held between February 1-3 in Boonville, MO, USA, the country now has its representatives put forward for…

Australia confirms athletes for IMMAF Oceania Open team

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA) has confirmed the first five athletes set to represent the nation on home soil when Australia hosts the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships, from 16-18 March at the Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne. Athlete registration closes on…

How Diversity Dominated SIGA’s General Assembly; an Opportunity for Change in Sport

Report by IMMAF Brand, Commercial & Communications Director Isobel Carnwath Something is blowing in the wind right now; and that appetite for cultural change was no less apparent than at the recent Sport Integrity Global Alliance Forum and General Assembly in Rome (29 – 30 January). The iconic buildings of…

2015 IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander joins Invicta, set for March 24 debut

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander has officially joined Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s leading all-Women’s MMA promotion, reported by MMAViking.com. In 2015 Grusander defeated three opponents at the IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, claiming the Women’s Strawweight gold medal for Finland before turning…

IMMAF WELCOMES THE INDONESIA COMMITTEE FOR MARTIAL ARTS SPORTS (KOBI)

The International Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAF) is proud to accept the membership of the Indonesia Committee for Martial Art Sports, known as KOBI (Komite Olahraga Beladiri Indonesia). KOBI was established in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 November 2015 for the coordination and development of Indonesian MMA at regional, national and…

Italy’s Francesco Spinola bows out of amateur MMA with final national tournament win

Pictured: Spinola meets MMA legend Wanderlei Silva while in Bahrain for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Italian national team veteran Francesco Spinola called time on his amateur MMA career last month as he sets his sights on turning professional. On January 27 the 22-year-old secured one…

Swedish MMA Federation confirms its national team for 2018

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Swedish MMA Federation has confirmed its 2018 team of  33 athletes who will represent the nation at IMMAF championships throughout the year. At IMMAF championship events, nations are permitted to register two athletes per weight bracket. Selection by SMMAF is based on results of the Swedish…