Norway MMA Federation Achieves Government Recognition

Pictured: Norway’s Camilla Mannes received her silver medal from MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran [London. 5 April 2019] The Norwegian MMA Federation (NMMAF) has confirmed the groundbreaking achievement of recognition for Amateur MMA under the Norwegian Sports Federation. IMMAF – WMMAA, the…

MMA Federation Responds to French Judo President on Legalisation of MMA in France

On Tuesday, the French Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu, announced her plans to legalise MMA in France. A call was made to other recognised martial arts to register their interest in housing MMA within their federations. On Wednesday, President of the French Judo Federation (FFDJA), Jean-Luc Rougé, a long standing opponent…

“I think it can go a long way”: UFC Contender Mike Grundy Discusses Potential of Regulation and Further Development of MMA

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer: Jorden Curran British MMA veteran Mike Grundy made his long awaited and highly anticipated UFC debut on March 16 in the promotion’s featherweight division. The 32-year-old Team Kaobon product from Wigan secured his 12th professional victory with a TKO stoppage over fellow British standout, Nad Narimani, on…

IMMAF-WMMAA Reaches 100 Licensed Coaches Milestone

Pictured: IMMAF director of development Andrew Moshanov (center) alongside Austrian national team coaches, Michael Ettl (left) & Gerhard Ettl (right) Last week IMMAF-WMMAA reached the milestone of confirming the world’s first 100 certified MMA coaches, recognised under the sport’s global governing body. “Coaches are the backbone of a sport,” IMMAF development…

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…