IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS

Today the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) met the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) at the Palace of Justice in Lausanne, in an attempt at mediation to avert a full civil lawsuit. No resolution was attained, and the session concluded with the judge giving permission to IMMAF to proceed in the Swiss…

IMMAF President’s message to Jose Torres as two-time world champion approaches UFC debut

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In 2015 Jose “Shorty” Torres became known as ‘the world’s most decorated amateur’ upon clinching the IMMAF bantamweight world title for a second consecutive year. The two-time IMMAF world gold medalist concluded his sensational amateur tenure with a bar-raising 25-1 record. For Torres, his only taste…

France: MMA gets a valuable guarantee

By William Pereira in ’20 Minutes’ magazine, 23 May 2018. [Translated using Google Translate. Read the original French language article here: 20180523_PAR]: Laura Flessel, Minister of Sports, could promote the emancipation of the discipline, whose competitions are prohibited in France By the simple appointment of Laura Flessel (pictured above) at the head…

All India MMA Association outlines schedule for remainder of 2018

The All India Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA) has outlined its remaining events schedule for the remainder of 2018. A successful first quarter saw the BodyPower India Open Championships in January, which drew over 300 participants, setting the tone for the year’s national circuit. AIMMAA followed up by sanctioning the…

Magomedov vs. Ndebele: The featherweight final with weighty implications

Pictured: Nkosi Ndebele (left), Abdulmanap Magomedov (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Bouncing back from his first amateur defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s IMMAF World Championships, Bahrain’s Abdulmanap Magomedov today forced himself into the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open final. Employing his high-pressure top game, the defending champion stopped local hopeful Nathanial…

IMMAF Goes Live with immaf.tv – Watch Africa Open Finals this Saturday

*TUNE IN THIS SATURDAY: WATCH 2018 IMMAF AFRICA OPEN FINALS LIVE*  IMMAF is piloting its new immaf.tv video platform this Saturday 24 May from 12pm (GMT+2), with the FREE live streaming of the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open Championships from Johannesburg. immaf.tv will also be hosting matches videos of the preliminary rounds. Over the coming weeks and months, ALL historic matches from past IMMAF Championships will…

Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation and prejudices surrounding use of the caged competition area and aspects…

IMMAF & WMMAA START AMALGAMATION OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS

On 10 April, the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) announced an amalgamation for the global unification of the sport of MMA. Crucially this step is of key significance to MMA’s bid for sport recognition within the Olympic sport movement. Today WMMAA and IMMAF…

WMMAA Athletes Invited to IMMAF European Championships

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown has extended a historic invitation to World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) athletes to compete in two upcoming IMMAF European Championship tournaments in Romania, from 17 to 23 June: 2018 IMMAF Senior European Championships (18s+) 2018 IMMAF Junior European Open Championships (18s – 20s; U21s, all nationalities) The…