By Jorden Curren
2021 has been a fruitful year for the development of MMA in Africa, and the IMMAF in pleased to announce that Zimbabwe is the latest African nation to join the IMMAF, via the Zimbabwe Mixed Martial Arts Association (ZMMAA).
ZMMAA, headed by organisation president Felix Munyaradzi Matsitsiro, now joins the flourishing network of skilled and dedicated individuals within Africa. ZMMAA’s goals are to draw up and ensure regulation of MMA in Zimbabwe, improve overall MMA development, ensure protection of members and introduce engaging promotion of the sport in line with IMMAF values.
ZMMAA has a key focus on youth development and acquiring young members with a vision to spread values of respect and self-improvement amongst the youth of Zimbabwe using the sport of MMA.
To date, foundations have been established by ZMMAA via its fundraising efforts, at social events, collaborations with music festivals, sponsor donations and yearly membership. Plans are in place for national championships and participation for Team Zimbabwe at international IMMAF championships, with education and official certification of coaches set as the organisation’s first action following the completion of IMMAF membership.