CFMMA Announces French Team Trials & Elects New Board at General Meeting

The Commission Française de MMA (CFMMA) held a significant board meeting last month (4 December 2018) in Paris, in which national team tryouts were confirmed for 10 February in Paris [See here for details: www:weezevent.com/cfmma2019] and new board members were appointed. The President Bertrand Amoussou spoke positively of latest developments outlined in the meeting,…

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Aidar Makhmetov Comments on 3 MMA Federations Merger in Kazakhstan

Yesterday (25 December), the three mixed martial arts federations of Kazakhstan announced a merger, as reported by national news site Kazinform. The new, united organisation is the JSC Martial Arts Federation of Kazakhstan, comprising the former Mixed Combat Martial Arts Federation, the National Federation of Mixed Martial Arts, Pankration and Grappling…

IMMAF Welcomes MMA Cymru for Wales

Wales has owned a presence in IMMAF Championships since 2015, producing standouts in gold medallists including  Jack Shore (2015 European Championships), Josh Ellis (2015 World Championships) and Roan Crocker (2018 European Junior Championships), as well as silver medallist, Kaycee Blake (2017 World Championships) – all competing under the flag of…

GEMMAF & GAMMA MEET OVER FUTURE OF MMA IN GERMANY

Two organisations met on Monday, 18 June in Bucharest, during the 2018 IMMAF European Championships, to discuss future of MMA in Germany; IMMAF affiliate, GEMMAF (German Mixed Martial Arts Federation), and WMMAA affiliate, GAMMA (German Mixed Martial Arts Association). The well anticipated meeting was attended by Clemens Werner, Vitalij Boev, Lutz…

Belgian MMA Federation commits to international event series

The Belgian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) has committed to a prolific new initiative, hosting its own series of international open events throughout 2018 for registered athletes from clubs affiliated with their respective national governing bodies. The Belgian MMA Federation ushered in this new start during February, taking place in…

IMMAF WELCOMES THE INDONESIA COMMITTEE FOR MARTIAL ARTS SPORTS (KOBI)

The International Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAF) is proud to accept the membership of the Indonesia Committee for Martial Art Sports, known as KOBI (Komite Olahraga Beladiri Indonesia). KOBI was established in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 November 2015 for the coordination and development of Indonesian MMA at regional, national and…

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…

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…

How UMMAF affiliate USFL will sanction youth MMA in the USA

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) announced on August 3 a new  partnership with affiliate body, the United States Fight League (USFL). The USFL is a sanctioning organization with the aim of getting youths involved in MMA and its predecessor, Pankration. Georgia’s Chase…