Murtaza Talha Ali enters 2018 World Championships as world’s highest ranked athelte

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Murtaza Talha Ali will be the world’s highest ranked active contender when he competes at the upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Amateur World Championships. Having most recently secured the gold medal at this year’s IMMAF European Open, the 22-year-old Bahrain representative competes on home soil once again as…

IMMAF World & European Champion Anna Astvik Announces Transition to Pro MMA

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Over the last two years Sweden’s Anna Astvik established herself as leader of the women’s strawweight (115lb/52.1kg) division under IMMAF. This week, the reigning World and European champion was the latest international amateur standout to announce plans for a professional transition. Astvik first represented the Swedish…

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Wimp 2 Warrior Adopts IMMAF Gradings: Richie Cranny becomes VP for IMMAF Australia

Wimp 2 Warrior is to adopt the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) grading syllabus across its licensed gyms worldwide. The development was announced today as Wimp 2 Warrior owner and career Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) coach, Richie Cranny, was appointed as the Vice President of the International Mixed Martial…

IMMAF CEO Talks MMA Grading and ‘Black Belt’ Discussion

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran On 21-23 September the IMMAF Coaches Licensing Course took place in Mexico City, welcoming 40 coaches from across the nation. The course was hosted by IMMAF Development Director Andrew Moshanov and Federacion de Artes Marciales Mixtas (FAMM), Mexico’s MMA regulator who are to award the first official…

New Zealand’s Gase Sanita Targets History and Second World Title

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran The cancellation of a professional debut has afforded New Zealand’s Gase Sanita the opportunity to make history at the world’s premier amateur MMA championships. Also following the postponement of China hosting the IMMAF Asian Open, the reigning women’s lightweight world champion was among the vast majority…

European king Ryan Spillane commits to mastering heavyweight ranks at 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Ryan Spillane embodies all that the IMMAF platform aims to provide for developing mixed martial artists from a young age. He will be Ireland’s one to watch this year at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships. From an 18-year-old with a patchy record to being crowned European…

IMMAF Welcomes MMA Cymru for Wales

Wales has owned a presence in IMMAF Championships since 2015, producing standouts in gold medallists, Jack Shore (2015 European Championships), Josh Ellis (2015 World Championships) and Roan Crocker (2018 European Junior Championships, as well as silver medallist, Kaycee Blake (2017 World Championships) – all competing under the flag of the…

‘Another Step into the Mainstream’: Aussie MMA Federation Praises Free-to-Air UFC Deal for TUF 28

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Daily Telegraph in Australia recently revealed another mainstream boost for Mixed Martial Arts in the nation, announcing that the UFC had signed off on a deal for free-to-air showing of the hit reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter: 28, currently underway on Channel 10. The…