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GAISF to make decision about MMA membership status

Tomorrow, Monday 28 January, the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) will decide whether to accept IMMAF‘s application for Observation Status. Meanwhile, the World Anti-doping Agency has filed a response to IMMAF’s legal suit against it in the ordinary Swiss courts. IMMAF’s case disputes WADA’s rejection of its application to be a…

Job Advertisement: Arbitration Committee Members

Term: 2 years (renewable) Remuneration: voluntary role, with pre-agreed expenses paid Overview Independent Committee Members are required to join the IMMAF – WMMAA Arbitration Committee, responsible for the resolution of complaints and disputes. Structure • The Arbitration Committee comprises five to eight experts, including one chairperson and four members at…

Job Advertisement: Ethics Committee Members

Term: 2 years (renewable) Remuneration: voluntary role, with pre-agreed expenses paid Overview: The Ethics Committee is the panel responsible for advising the CEO and Board on the development, implementation and review of organisational procedures and policies guidelines relating to ethical issues; and whom the CEO can call upon to provide…

Azerbaijan MMA Federation Hosts Media Conference Alongside Sport Ministry as MMA Popularity Grows

Pictured above: Junior competitor Aliiskander Aliev earned a bronze medal for Azerbaijan at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships Due to MMA’s increasing popularity in the country, the Azerbaijan MMA Federation has confirmed that a dense schedule of events and activities are to be laid out in 2019, set to accommodate MMA…

Czech and Slovak MMA Associations Commit to Collaboration Furthering National Growth

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran When the two international governing bodies of IMMAF and WMMAA came together in 2018, WMMAA brought with it the Slovak MMA Association (SZMMA) and the Czech Association of MMA (CSMMA). The latter is currently in the process of merger talks with IMMAF’s Czech affiliate, MMAA, whilst the SZMMA stands as the…

Ukraine Expands Referee & Judges Education Nationwide

Pictured above: Certified referee Alexandr Lunga at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA World Championships By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The National MMA Federation of Ukraine continues to spread the global standard for MMA officiating, now unified under IMMAF and WMMAA. Following the amalgamation of the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and World MMA Association…