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Irish Medical Gold Standard Commended by President Brown at IMMAA 2019 AGM

The Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) held its Annual General Assembly on Saturday (5 January) in Dublin at the Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, attended by President Kerrith Brown and CEO Densign White of the unified world MMA governing body, IMMAF – WMMAA. President John Kavanagh’s opening report applauded IMMAA’s…

FORMER HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT FOR SAMBO (FIAS), ANDREW MOSHANOV, JOINS IMMAF

Former Head of Development for the International Sambo Federation, Dr. Andrew Moshanov, joins forces with the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) as its new Director of Development. As Head of Development for International Sambo Federation from 2012 to 2017, Moshanov was responsible for the development of new and existing national federations.…

IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS

Today the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) met the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) at the Palace of Justice in Lausanne, in an attempt at mediation to avert a full civil lawsuit. No resolution was attained, and the session concluded with the judge giving permission to IMMAF to proceed in the Swiss…

France: MMA gets a valuable guarantee

By William Pereira in ’20 Minutes’ magazine, 23 May 2018. [Translated using Google Translate. Read the original French language article here: 20180523_PAR]: Laura Flessel, Minister of Sports, could promote the emancipation of the discipline, whose competitions are prohibited in France By the simple appointment of Laura Flessel (pictured above) at the head…

Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation and prejudices surrounding use of the caged competition area and aspects…

IMMAF & WMMAA START AMALGAMATION OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS

On 10 April, the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) announced an amalgamation for the global unification of the sport of MMA. Crucially this step is of key significance to MMA’s bid for sport recognition within the Olympic sport movement. Today WMMAA and IMMAF…

How Diversity Dominated SIGA’s General Assembly; an Opportunity for Change in Sport

Report by IMMAF Brand, Commercial & Communications Director Isobel Carnwath Something is blowing in the wind right now; and that appetite for cultural change was no less apparent than at the recent Sport Integrity Global Alliance Forum and General Assembly in Rome (29 – 30 January). The iconic buildings of…

FIGMMA & NADO Italia: ‘The biggest anti-doping programme for pro MMA outside of UFC/USADA’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Saverio Longo, President of the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA), believes that his country’s national governing body for MMA is showcasing the best anti-doping programme for professional MMA outside of the groundbreaking UFC-USADA partnership. In recent months FIGMMA has informed IMMAF of three…

FIGMMA announces single doping suspension following Venator Kingdom 2 event

The Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA) has informed IMMAF of a single doping violation following tests carried out by Italy’s National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO Italy) at the Venator Kingdom 2 event in Milan on 12 December, 2017. Suspended Pro fighter: Raffaele D’Eligio  8 athletes were tested at…

UFC star Siyar Bahadurzada aims to nourish MMA development among youth in Afghanistan

Above: Bahadurzada spoke during the post-fight press conference at UFC Rotterdam By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Afghan MMA star Siyar Bahadurzada made a triumphant return to competition on September 2, picking up his 23rd professional career victory after a 17-month layoff due to injury. The 33-year-old completed his emotional return at UFC Fight…