Former IMMAF President Bertrand Amoussou receives 6th Dan Judo rank: ‘Judo still flows in my veins’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week IMMAF Board Member and former President, Bertrand Amoussou, received the rank of 6th Dan of Judo, courtesy of Jean-Michel Dracos. The incredible life achievement saw him presented with the honour of wearing the white-red belt, synonymous with the rank (pictured below). The French MMA…

President’s message: Flying the flag for IMMAF at the Arnold Sports Festival

The inaugural IMMAF Oceania Open Championships concluded in Melbourne, Australia, on March 18 in partnership with the Arnold Sports Festival, Australia’s biggest multi-sport event. The new continental championships event represented the vibrant competitive platform for amateur mixed martial artists that IMMAF continues to roll out and build upon, worldwide. National…

IMMAA announces provisional team of 15 Seniors, 8 Juniors for 2018 IMMAF European Championships

Pictured: Daryl Clarke earned bronze for Ireland at the 2017 European Open, competing in the Men’s bantamweight division. The Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) has announced its provisional team to represent the Republic of Ireland at the 2018 IMMAF European Championships and Youth European Open, taking place from 17–23 June in…

Lee Hammond qualifies to represent Ireland in IMMAF 2018, watch the replay here

Pictured above: Hammond (left) battles Ferdun Osmanov in the 2016 IMMAF European Open Finals By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran 22-year-old Lee Hammond recently qualified for Ireland’s national amateur MMA team, set to compete at international IMMAF championships throughout 2018. The Dubliner and SBG Ireland product took on MMA Cork’s Jack Monahan in…

IMMAF’s prolific 2018 continued to unfold this past week

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran IMMAF’s most prolific and eventful year to date continues to unfold at a sensational pace. Over the past week, IMMAF has been engaged in a variety of activity with major developments taking place that will impact upcoming announcements and progression for years to come. March 4-5…