IMMAF Backs Legal Challenge to French State over MMA Ban

Pictured: CFMMA President & IMMAF Director Bertrand Amoussou Read article in FRENCH here. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is supporting the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA) in a legal challenge to France’s recent decree banning the sport of MMA. The claim was lodged on 22 December 2016…

France’s CFMMA fighters maintain momentum despite national ban

Pictured: Frenchman Allan Guciahrd (blue) battles in the Heavyweight final of the 2016 IMMAF World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas, USA.  Last October it was revealed that the French Sports Ministry had introduced new conditions for organizing public demonstrations of combat sports, with particular frameworks to effectively ban MMA competition…

Top European middleweight Rostem Akman reveals decision to turn pro

Two-time IMMAF European Open champion Rostem Akman has announced his decision to become a professional MMA competitor, the news was first reported by MMAViking.com. This year the Swedish standout solidified himself once again as Europe’s top Amateur Middleweight by retaining the IMMAF European Open title at the 2016 European Open Championships…

#2016IMMAFEuros: Defending champion Akman meets Thorleifsson in 185lb quarter-finals

Pictured: Rostem Akman (Sweden, blue) vs. Danielle Dell’Otto (Italy, red) 2016 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE IMMAF’s defending European Open Middleweight champion Rostem Akman secured victory to advance to the quarter-finals today, November 23, at the 2016 European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Taking place at Prague’s Arena…

#2016IMMAFEuros Fight of the Day: Khan threatens but Hammond takes points win

Pictured: Lee Hammond (blue, Ireland) vs. Abbas Khan (red, Pakistan) The Republic of Ireland’s Lee Hammond advanced to the final 16 of the Men’s Lightweight tournament at the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The 20-year-old SBG Ireland product faced off against Pakistan’s Abbas Khan in the…

Viking Raids; Iceland seek Gold at 2016 European Open

Pictured: Iceland’s 2015 European Open champions, Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir and Bjarki Palsson 2016 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS On November 22 Iceland will begin its raid on the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships. The 2016 IMMAF European Open takes place at the Arena of Sparta in Prague, Czech Republic, from November 22-26. BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE…

Can Finland Repeat Last Year’s European Open Success?

Pictured: Finnish Flyweight Anette Österberg (red) faced Sweden’s Gabriella Ringblom (blue) at 2016 IMMAF World Championships finals in Las Vegas. 2016 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE The grass roots development of Mixed Martial Arts under the Finnish MMA Federation has resulted in the national amateur team consistently being one of…

2016 European Open Brings Fresh Opportunities For Portugal

Picture: Team Portugal from 2016 World Championships with returnee Milton Mateus pictured second right PRAGUE, 22 – 26 NOVEMBER BUY TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE Under the CAPMMA (Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de Mixed Martial Arts), Portugal’s MMA team has participated in every IMMAF World Championship and European Open since launch, namely the 2014, 2015 and 2016…