Athletes & Teams Confirmed for IMMAF – WMMAA Asian Open

Eleven nations have registered to compete in the first unified IMMAF – WMMAA Asian Open Championships of Amateur MMA, which takes place in Bangkok from 1 to 4 May 2019.  Of these, seven participating nations are from Asia, including Bahrain, China, India, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Thailand.  Four further nations from outside the continent will…

Russian MMA Union Announces Plans for Women’s MMA Development

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran The Russian MMA Union recently announced that new steps have been taken to actively develop home grown amateur talent among women. Until now, the sole focus of the government regulatory body has been in men’s MMA, and with world leading success as tens-of-thousands of athletes compete across…

Norway MMA Federation Achieves Government Recognition

Pictured: Norway’s Camilla Mannes received her silver medal from MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran [London. 5 April 2019] The Norwegian MMA Federation (NMMAF) has confirmed the groundbreaking achievement of recognition for Amateur MMA under the Norwegian Sports Federation. IMMAF – WMMAA, the…

MMA Federation Responds to French Judo President on Legalisation of MMA in France

On Tuesday, the French Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu, announced her plans to legalise MMA in France. A call was made to other recognised martial arts to register their interest in housing MMA within their federations. On Wednesday, President of the French Judo Federation (FFDJA), Jean-Luc Rougé, a long standing opponent…