What is the IMMAF Talent Pathway & Development System?

Pictured above: Head official Marc Goddard briefs over 200 competing athletes at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas, USA. IMMAF’s pioneering Talent Pathway and Development System (or “progression scheme”) introduces an essential framework for MMA, in line with the required certification pathways of all regulated sports. As of February 2017, the MMA Talent Pathway…

2017 European Open: Team Albania in focus

Federation: Albanian Free Fighting Federation Number of competitors: 2 Hailing from South-Eastern Europe, Albania is one of several Balkan states in the hunt for success at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships. Representing the nation in Sofia, Bulgaria, will be returning amateur veteran Ermal Hadribeaj (pictured above, right) alongside newcomer Florian Doskja…

Cyprus MMA Federation is Accepted by IMMAF

The Cyprus MMA Federation (CMMAF) has been approved as an observational member of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation. Based in Limassol, the CMMAF was founded in 2012 to support the development of and to promote the country’s MMA athletes. The federation is managed by representative coaches from each member…

One more step towards MMA Recognition in France!

News source: http://mmaenfrance.fr/un-pas-de-plus-vers-la-reconnaissance-du-mma-en-france/ The French Secretary of State for Sport, Thierry Braillard, announced in a press release on February 14 the creation of a watchdog for emerging practices in the field of martial arts and combat sports. This mission is entrusted to the President of the Confederation of Martial Arts and Combat…

The Gold Standard: Most Decorated IMMAF European Open Champions

Pictured above: 2016 European Open Men’s Flyweight medalists, from left to right – David Fogarty (Silver), Serdar Altas (Gold), Sanan Safarli (Bronze) Since its inaugural event in 2015 the IMMAF European Open Championships have grown to become the second largest event in amateur MMA, second only to the IMMAF Worlds. The…