South Africa’s Delano Human Relocates For Big Commitment to 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. Next month 24-year-old heavyweight contender Delano Human rejoins the South African national team for the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Amateur Championships in Manama, Bahrain. As a fresh face on the international amateur platform, Human made his debut under the IMMAF banner at last year’s IMMAF World Championships.…

Murtaza Talha Ali enters 2018 World Championships as world’s highest ranked athelte

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Murtaza Talha Ali will be the world’s highest ranked active contender when he competes at the upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Amateur World Championships. Having most recently secured the gold medal at this year’s IMMAF European Open, the 22-year-old Bahrain representative competes on home soil once again as…

IMMAF World & European Champion Anna Astvik Announces Transition to Pro MMA

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Over the last two years Sweden’s Anna Astvik established herself as leader of the women’s strawweight (115lb/52.1kg) division under IMMAF. This week, the reigning World and European champion was the latest international amateur standout to announce plans for a professional transition. Astvik first represented the Swedish…

New Zealand’s Gase Sanita Targets History and Second World Title

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran The cancellation of a professional debut has afforded New Zealand’s Gase Sanita the opportunity to make history at the world’s premier amateur MMA championships. Also following the postponement of China hosting the IMMAF Asian Open, the reigning women’s lightweight world champion was among the vast majority…

European king Ryan Spillane commits to mastering heavyweight ranks at 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Ryan Spillane embodies all that the IMMAF platform aims to provide for developing mixed martial artists from a young age. He will be Ireland’s one to watch this year at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships. From an 18-year-old with a patchy record to being crowned European…

Leeds United Legend, Rep. of Ireland International Gary Kelly Sponsors Ciarán Clarke for Amateur MMA World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran As Ciarán Clarke prepares for the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA World Championships, he gave thanks this week to former Republic of Ireland international and Leeds United legend, Gary Kelly, who presented him with sponsorship in the lead up to the World’s premier competition for amateur mixed martial arts…

Former IMMAF World Silver Medalist Lucie Bertaud Joins UFC Champion Amanda Nunes at ATT

Image via Facebook Former IMMAF world silver medalist, Lucie Bertaud (above, left) was pictured this week at the world renown American Top Team facility in Florida, USA, alongside UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (above, right). 33-year-old Bertaud, a former European amateur boxing champion, represented France at the 2015 IMMAF World…

Benjamin Bennett: ‘Opponents at IMMAF World Championships were tougher than anyone I’ll face as a pro for at least a year’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In the men’s welterweight division of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships, Benjamin Bennett won the gold medal for the United States. In June of this year, he completed a successful pro debut in Belfast where his domination resulted in a doctor stoppage under the banner of Brave 13.…