2016 World Championships: Julia Dorny storms into semi final bout

Photo by Anja Dorny Germany’s Julia Dorny stormed through Finnish opponent Chamia Chabbi on Day 3 of the #2016IMMAFWorlds, clinching a place in the Women’s Featherweight semi-final and a guaranteed podium finish. Dorny, the 2015 World Championships and European Open Bronze medalist, wasted no time in picking up significant momentum in…

2016 World Championships: Tajikistan secures historic victory

Pictured above: Tajikistan’s Muhammadjon Naimov (right) alongside coaches Bakhtier Khodjaev and Dilshod Juraev A representative of the Central Asian region, Team Tajikistan has made its first visit to a major IMMAF Championship event. The Tajikistan MMA Federation began its IMMAF journey on April 6 with Featherweight contender Muhammadjon Naimov competing in Las Vegas at…

2016 World Championships: 2015 Champion Will Starks edges through first round via split-decision

Defending IMMAF Welterweight World Champion Will Starks (18-1) edged through his opening bout of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships, via split decision, after going the distance with Denmark’s Danny Mathiasen (8-1) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Starks vs. Mathiasen kicked off the 170lb Welterweight…

France – The Inevitable Recognition of MMA

Translated from Agence France-Presse (AFP)  article (6 June 2016) Pictured above: MP Patrick Vignal  (centre) with IMMAF President Kerrith Brown (right) and CFMMA President Bertrand Amoussou (left) – All photos courtesy of CFMMA Condemned by French political and sports authorities, banned from event venues, MMA will probably get a legal status similar…

Kerrith Brown

Brown Congratulates 257 Athletes Registered for 2016 IMMAF Worlds

Registration for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships at UFC Fight Week is now complete, with 257 athletes and 40 countries entered, totalling record numbers for IMMAF. Each weight class was capped at 32 entries, with space for reserves. Registered athletes are now to undergo clearance by IMMAF, UMMAF, Safe MMA, Tuff-N-Uff and the…

IMMAF Championships

IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO UFC FAN EXPO®

Representatives from IMMAF’s 53-member countries are set to face off in a week of elite amateur MMA action, in which national team faces off against national team The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation today announced the 2016 installment of the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA will return to Las…

IMMAF to join regulation talks with Irish Sports Minister today

IMMAF CEO Densign White revealed yesterday that he is set to join discussions in progress with Irish Sports Minister, Michael Ring, about the regulation of MMA in Ireland, with a view to establishing recognition for the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA). Following the tragic death of professional Portuguese competitor Joao Carvalho, IMMAF issued a…

Coach Kavanagh

JOHN KAVANAGH: “MMA REGULATION TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERWAY IN IRELAND”

Coach John Kavanagh, President of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), has issued the following statement via his Facebook page today, confirming that meetings are underway with government officials to commence work in regulating the sport of MMA in the Republic of Ireland. The meetings have been called in the…