IMMAF champions at Brave 10: Mlambo strikes, Hussein welcomes valuable experience

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former IMMAF amateur world champions Frans Mlambo (pictured above) and Abdul Hussein continued their exciting professional careers at Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises, in Amman, Jordan. Brave continues to thrive as the top flight professional organisation for Arabic MMA. The promotion’s success has been built on…

Olympic wrestling icon Jordan Burroughs drops in on the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter series

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran USA wrestling legend Jordan Burroughs recently stopped by during filming of the UFC’s latest season of The Ultimate Fighter – currently enjoying its 27th series. A global star, the 29-year-old Burroughs is a four-time Freestyle Wrestling World Champion and won gold at the 2012 London Olympics.…

Golden Mouthguard winner David Rivera back in action for Panama at IMMAF Oceania Open

Pictured: SAFEJAWZ co-founder George Dyer presents David Rivera with the Golden Mouthguard Award. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Panama’s David Rivera is set to enter his second international championship tournament under the IMMAF banner, the 23-year-old now being confirmed for the Men’s Bantamweight division of the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships…

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Former IMMAF champ Jose Torres calls for UFC debut in home town Chicago

Pictured: Jose Torres triumphs at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA Written by Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent Chicago’s José Torres is quite simply one of the best examples of the benefit of IMMAF experience. Torres entered into MMA’s professional ranks with Titan Fighting Championships in 2016 after…

Italy’s Francesco Spinola bows out of amateur MMA with final national tournament win

Pictured: Spinola meets MMA legend Wanderlei Silva while in Bahrain for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Italian national team veteran Francesco Spinola called time on his amateur MMA career last month as he sets his sights on turning professional. On January 27 the 22-year-old secured one…

The journey of IMMAF champion Serdar Altas and why now is the time to turn pro

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran For Sweden’s Serdar Altas, it all came together in 2017. His ascent to the pinnacle of amateur MMA was years in the making following his international debut at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships. Age 23, the Men’s flyweight competitor and IMMAF triple…

With Welsh MMA on the rise, local promoter utilizes IMMAF talent to maintain amateur development

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Welsh MMA is undoubtedly on the rise. Throughout 2017, the trailblazing duo of Brett Johns and Jack Marshman continued to fly the nation’s flag in the UFC, the sport’s upper tier and leading promoter. Subsequently, Cardiff is arguably due a UFC event of its own.…

MMA star Joanna Jędrzejczyk will carry the Olympic flame for Poland

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photo by Jorden Curran Mixed Martial Arts competitor Joanna Jędrzejczyk, 30, will have the honour of carrying the Olympic flame for Poland during the torch relay heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The former UFC strawweight champion announced the news during a recent radio…

2015 IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander picks up 5th pro MMA win

Pictured above: Minna Grsuander takes victory in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships finals  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Finland’s Minna Grusander continued to show promise over the weekend as the former IMMAF amateur world champion picked up her fifth professional victory. The 28-year-old secured her latest international success, competing in…