Richie Cranny Leads New Board Following Australian MMA Federation Elections

On Tuesday, August 6, Richie Cranny was confirmed via a member vote as the new president of national governing body and IMMAF – WMMAA member, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA). Formerly the organisation’s vice-president, Cranny takes the reins from former president, Joe Minehan, alongside newly introduced…

IMMAF Co-Founder Proud As Sons Enter ‘Unique, Safe Pathway’ for Young Athletes at Youth MMA World Championships

The historic first Youth MMA World Championships takes place this week under the auspices of IMMAF – WMMAA from 3-4 August in Rome, Italy. The international gathering, set to welcome 263 developing contenders, is the first of its kind with unprecedented global participation for a youth MMA event. The unique…

U18s MMA World Championships Commences in Rome:

“This Championships presents a vision of the future.” Two-hundred-and-fifty-three U18s competitors, aged 12 – 17, have arrived in Rome to compete in the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s historic first Youth MMA World Championships, which commenced this morning (3rd August 2019) at the PalaPellicone. The two-day tournament plays host to…

Italy’s Olympic Legacy Welcomes Youth MMA World Championships, Host Nation’s Vito Paolillo Discusses New Pathways Under a Perfect Setting

This week Italy is set to welcome over 260 young athletes from 27 competing nations as Rome hosts the inaugural IMMAF – WMMAA Youth MMA World Championships, from 3-4 August. Unified world governing body, IMMAF – WMMAA, once again teams with the Italian Grappling & MMA Federation (FIGMMA) to bring…

Japanese MMA Federation to Roll Out Coach Education & Host First All Japan Amateur MMA Championships

The Japanese MMA Federation (JMMAF) has announced ambitious plans to consolidate the development of amateur MMA as a sport in Japan and take it to the next level operationally, following the visit of IMMAF Director of Development, Andrew Moshanov. The JMMAF has held a series of meetings with key stake…