Team of The Year Nominee: Bahrain (2019 Amateur MMA Awards)

Team Bahrain celebrated its greatest collective achievement in 2019, officially becoming the world’s number-one ranked national team at the senior amateur level. Bahrain’s hopefuls reset their focus upon the start of the new year, following a 2018 World Championships of mixed results. Despite hosting several top medal contenders heading into…

Team of The Year Nominee: Ireland (2019 Amateur MMA Awards)

While IMMAF and the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) campaigns for sport recognition within Ireland’s government, the nation’s home grown talent continued to legitimize Irish MMA at the international level. In 2018-2019 team Ireland exemplified MMA’s prominence within the Emerald Isle. After Conor McGregor rocketed the sport to pop…