Team Canada and Junior World Champion Jett Grande Register for Pan-American Open

By IMMAF.org lead writer, photographer: Jorden Curran Canada is the first nation to complete registration for the first IMMAF – WMMAA Pan-American Open Championships, the national team set to depart for The Bahamas in May will feature reigning junior world middleweight Champion, Jett Grande (pictured above on the 2018 World Championships medal…

Eliezer Kubanza claims first IMMAF gold for Congo

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saw the crowning of its first IMMAF gold medalist at the 2017 Africa Open Championships as welterweight competitor Eliezer Kubanza topped the 170lb bracket. In February IMMAF officially welcomed the Democratic Republic of Congo MMA Federation (DRCMMAF) as its national…

Moreno soars to capture historic first medal for Portugal

Pictured above: Portugal’s Mario Moreno takes victory in the IMMAF European Open quarter-finals – photo by Jorden Curran. Portugal’s Mario Moreno made his international IMMAF debut last week in sensational fashion, dramatically capturing the silver medal in the Men’s Bantamweight bracket at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships in Sofia,…

151 International MMA Amateurs Registered for 2017 European Open

SOFIA, BULGARIA 29 MARCH – 2 APRIL 151 amateur athletes from 28 countries have registered to compete in the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships in Sofia in just under three weeks’ time, pending clearance by IMMAF. The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 5 day, nation vs nation, Amateur MMA tournament is…

The Gold Standard: Most Decorated IMMAF European Open Champions

Pictured above: 2016 European Open Men’s Flyweight medalists, from left to right – David Fogarty (Silver), Serdar Altas (Gold), Sanan Safarli (Bronze) Since its inaugural event in 2015 the IMMAF European Open Championships have grown to become the second largest event in amateur MMA, second only to the IMMAF Worlds. The…

IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings Updated Following Doping Suspensions

Following the suspension of two IMMAF athletes for doping offences in 2016, the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings have been updated accordingly: Dallas Jennings (USA) has been stripped of his 612 points accrued at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships at UFC International Fight Week in July. The points deduction is now reflected in Team…

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Leah McCourt: IMMAF Championships are the biggest challenge for an amateur

There is less than five weeks to go until the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships, and reigning European Open and World champion Leah McCourt believes that international IMMAF competition is the greatest challenge for any amateur mixed martial artist. The 24-year-old Mother has become a role model for women in…

IMMAF Expands African Membership as Ghana MMA Federation Signs Up

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has expanded its African Membership with the signing of the Ghana Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GHAMMAF). The GHAMMAF received official endorsement from IMMAF following its public launch last week by Ghana’s National Sports Authority at the Media Center inside Accra Sports Stadium. The…

Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir set for Invicta debut this Friday

Pictured above: Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir (blue) battles Anja Saxmark (red) in the 2015 IMMAF European Open Flyweight final IMMAF European Open Championships winner Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir will make her long awaited professional debut tomorrow on Friday, September 23, on the card of Invicta FC 19 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. “Sunna…

South Africa’s Scott Kenee: ‘I’ve always dreamed of winning Gold for my country’

Amateur middleweight competitor Scott Kenee realized his dream of winning Gold for South Africa with triumph at the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, which culminated on September 3 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first international amateur competition to take place on African soil was hosted and regulated by national governing body…