International Expansion Continues as IMMAF – WMMAA Welcomes Morocco and Iraq

IMMAF – WMMAA, the world’s unified governing body for the sport of MMA, continues its global expansion as it welcomes representatives for mixed martial arts in Morocco and Iraq as its newest members. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “The addition of Morocco to our membership will surely bring an energetic…

2019 Russian National Championships: Medalists & Recap

The finals of Russia’s national amateur MMA championships for senior athletes recently concluded in Moscow, across two days of competition, with gold and silver medalists now qualified for the national team dispatched to IMMAF-WMMAA international championships in the coming months. The landmark contest showcased the nation’s most prominent up and…

Russian MMA Union Announces Plans for Women’s MMA Development

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran The Russian MMA Union recently announced that new steps have been taken to actively develop home grown amateur talent among women. Until now, the sole focus of the government regulatory body has been in men’s MMA, and with world leading success as tens-of-thousands of athletes compete across…

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…

USA Team of 12 Set Sights on First IMMAF-WMMAA Pan-American Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer: Jorden Curran Team USA will dispatch its biggest squad of athletes to date outside of the Amateur MMA World Championships, as the nation targets the first IMMAF-WMMAA Pan-American Open Championships in May. The USA MMA Federation (UMMAF) has completed the registration of 12 standout amateur MMA contenders…

Reign MMA

Promoter Karl Keller Talks Reign MMA & the Amateur Sport: What’s Next?

Promoter Karl Keller is buzzing following the recent debut of Reign MMA Championship in Dubai; his enthusiasm down the phone is tangible. The event was “his greatest experience in years” and “a lot of fun”, which he believes is essential. Untypically for a private, international promoter, Reign showcased amateur MMA. Launching with…

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…

UKMMAF Announces Biggest Women’s Team to Date for 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Championships

Pictured above: IMMAF-WMMAA Junior World Championships gold medalist, Megan Morris By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week the UK MMA Federation (UKMMAF) confirmed the names of 10 women (6 seniors, 4 juniors) selected to represent the national team at IMMAF-WMMAA international amateur championships in 2019. The UKMMAF is confident of…