Reign MMA

Promoter Karl Keller Talks Reign MMA & the Amateur Sport: What’s Next?

Promoter Karl Keller is buzzing following the recent debut of Reign MMA Championship in Dubai; his enthusiasm down the phone is tangible. The event was “his greatest experience in years” and “a lot of fun”, which he believes is essential. Untypically for a private, international promoter, Reign showcased amateur MMA. Launching with…

MMA Coaches

South Africa News: Team Try-Outs & Coaches Licensing Courses Coming Up!

IMMAF – WMMAA COACHES CERTIFICATION COURSE COMING TO GAUTENG, CAPE AND NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA) Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) will be hosting the IMMAF – WMMAA Coaches Certification Course presented by Development Director, Dr Andrew Moshanov, across three provinces (subject to interest) – Gauteng, Cape and Natal. Each course will take place…

August Wallen

Founding IMMAF President August Wallén Responds to Members on Youth MMA Rules

IMMAF founder and now Honorary President, August Wallén, today issued this response to concerns raised by some members about the modification of amateur MMA rules for under 18s competition: Although the overall response has been positive to the IMMAF – WMMAA board decision to prohibit head strikes in under 18s competition,…

Marc Goddard

Marc Goddard Joins IMMAF – WMMAA Administration as Director Of Regulatory Affairs.

The unified global governing body for MMA (mixed martial arts), IMMAF – WMMAA, is proud to announce that renowned referee Marc Goddard will be joining its administrative team as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Marc Goddard has served in a voluntary capacity on IMMAF’s Regulatory Affairs Committee since 2012 and already…

President Brown Comments on Rejection of MMA’s Claim for Sport Recognition

Today, IMMAF -WMMAA President Kerrith Brown commented on yesterday’s rejection of MMA’s application for Observer Status by the Global Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF), following a two-year process. This matters because Observer Status forms a marker on the pathway to official sport recognition, referred to by governments worldwide, giving greater powers to an…