French Sport Ministry chooses Boxing as host federation for MMA

London – 21 January – The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) welcomes the announcement earlier today that the French Boxing Federation has been given the responsibility of supervising the first phase of development of the sport of MMA in France. This decision, by the French Sport Ministry, is part…

IMMAF Origins Story: “We believed in the mission”

Main picture: IMMAF Board celebrates at the close of the inaugural IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas in 2014 , with August Wallen centre facing. The lessons learned the hard way in Sweden helped to make IMMAF what it is today. Founder August Wallen talks to immaf.org about IMMAF’s origins.…

IMMAF International Growth Continues as Venezuela Becomes New Member

IMMAF, the world governing body for amateur Mixed Martial Arts, is proud to welcome Venezuela as its latest international observational member. Venezuela becomes the 13th IMMAF member in the Pan-American Area, joining Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago and the USA.  IMMAF President…

French Polynesia becomes the First French Territory to Legalise MMA

FRENCH POLYNESIAN TEAM TO COMPETE IN IMMAF OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS In France’s mainland the Sports Ministry has postponed its decision about the guardianship of MMA and its legalisation until February. Meanwhile, in France’s overseas territory of French Polynesia, a Public Service Delegation (DSP) was granted on December 27 for the Federation…

Danny Corr Delivers Talk on MMA Pathways Giving a Chance to Youth of Northern Ireland, at Fight For Peace Awards in London

Danny Corr, founder and chairman of The Ulster Amateur MMA Association visited London upon invitation to the annual Fight for Peace Awards. Danny (pictured above coaching his son Jack at the 2017 Amateur MMA World Championships) delivered a talk on the ground-breaking work making waves in Belfast, using the sport…

IMMAF Recognises the FPLAJDA in French Polynesia

·       Sports Minister Postpones Legalisation and Recognition The Polynesian Federation of Wrestling and Associated Disciplines (FPLAJDA) has been recognised by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), with its membership announced at a press conference on Friday 11 November in Tahiti. Hosted by the FPLAJDA as part of…

Coaches Prepare for MMA’s Legalisation in France

The IMMAF MMA Coaches Licensing Course took place at the Paris Racing Club in Paris, France, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019, led by Director of Sport Development, Dr. Andrew Moshanov, and Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA) President Bertrand Amoussou. The course took place in the same week that France’s various combat sports federations were…