IMMAF CONTINENTAL EVENTS BECOME MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN EVER AHEAD OF 2018 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pictured: 2017 European Open, Light-Heavyweight medallists – Gold: Anton Turkalj (Sweden), Silver: Kubaibergen Toleubayev (Kazakhstan), Bronze: Pawel  Zakrzewski (Poland), Bronze: Imad Hoayek (Lebanon). Since the event’s inception in 2014, the annual IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA have achieved continuous growth. In 2017, the IMMAF World Championships saw record participation…

UFC® RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced the renewal of its partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The extension stands as a continuation of the global brand’s commitment to supporting the safe practices and promotion of amateur mixed martial arts. “We are thrilled to renew our partnership and…

Nkosi Ndebele, the top South African amateur targets IMMAF Africa title

23-year-old Nkosi Ndebele (pictured) is South Africa’s pound-for-pound top amateur MMA competitor. In 2017, Ndebele claimed the IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Lightweight title, stopping Bahrain’s Nayef Fikey in the event finals via TKO. After facing a tough loss to Canadian John Nguyen at the 2017 World Championships, he has been on…

Defending champion Kubanza leads 6-man Congo team at 2018 IMMAF Africa Open

Pictured above: In 2017 Eliezer Kubanza (left) was the first athlete to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eliezer Kubanza returns to defend his welterweight Africa Open title this month, at the 2018 Africa…

LATEST: IMMAF MEETS WITH GAISF & WADA OFFICIALS AT SPORT ACCORD 2018

Pictured: IMMAF CEO Densign White By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, the 2018 SportAccord Convention provided a valuable opportunity for the IMMAF leadership to network with influential figures from across several international combat sport bodies, in addition to meeting with head figures of the Global Association of…