Pictured: GEMMAF president Clemens Werner (left) alongside GAMMAF president Adrian Bakos (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The German MMA Federation (GEMMAF) has announced confirmation of a complete and total merger with former rival national body, the German Amateur MMA Federation (GAMMAF). Following previous meetings and commitments to cooperate, a final meeting was held on Saturday (November 5), to agree upon unified statutes and for board elections. IMMAF affiliate, GEMMAF, and WMMAA affiliate, GAMMAF, first held talks last June in Bucharest, during the week of the 2018 IMMAF European Open Championships. On a global scale, discussions became a requirement in 2018 as only one national organisation can be recognised following the amalgamation of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA). Germany’s unified body will retain the title of ‘GEMMAF’, led by the following board members: President: Clemens Werner Vice-President of Professional Sport: Adrian Bakos Vice-President of Competitive Amateur Sport: Lutz Heyden Vice-President of Recreational Sport: Michael Wachter Vice-President Treasurer: Maryna Ivashko Targets of the national body include:
- Recognition for the sport of MMA in Germany
- Further Development of regional and national amateur championships
- Establishing national rankings
- Continued development of the German national amateur team.