Kerrith Brown

IMMAF to Review ABC Changes to Unified Rules, says Brown

Yesterday, North American organisation, the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), approved new changes to the professional Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Among recommendations that mark the most significant development to the rules since their formation, the ABC redefined its judging criteria clarifying hierarchy of competitor actions for scoring purposes. The ABC annual convention saw…

2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships: What to expect

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is fast approaching the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, in association with Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA), which will take place from 29 August to 4 September 2016 in Johannesburg. Hosted and commissioned by MMASA, South Africa’s national representative to IMMAF, the Championships…

IMMAF Worlds showcases international officials

Picture: IMMAF officials team, 2016 World Championships. Earlier this month Las Vegas was turned into a hub for developing MMA talent as the 2016 IMMAF World Championships welcomed over 200 Amateur competitors from countries and continents around the world, contested from July 5th to July 10th, culminating at the UFC…

Lebanon’s Charbel Diab shocks IMMAF Super-Heavyweights

22-year-old Lebanese competitor Charbel Diab shocked the IMMAF Super-Heavyweight division last week at the #2016IMMAFWorlds, claiming Gold in the 265lb+ bracket with destructive ability. Standing 6’7″ and weighing over 330lbs, Diab was by far the largest man in his division, yet shattered expectations with some of the most impressive durability…

USA’s Will Starks makes history with second IMMAF World Championship

Pictured above: Will Starks, #2016IMMAFWorlds USA Welterweight Will Starks defined himself as one of the World’s most decorated Amateur MMA veterans, with a second World Championship triumph at the #2016IMMAFWorlds in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. With five consecutive victories between July 5th and July 10th, Starks took his Amateur MMA…