ÖSTERBERG MEETS ÖBERG FOR PRO DEBUT, ERIKSSON FACES VASTAMÄKI IN CLASH OF SWEDISH STANDOUTS

Pictured above: Anette Österberg (upper left), Elin Öberg (upper right), Frida Vastamäki (lower left),  Millie Eriksson (lower right). By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran National teammates Millie Eriksson and Frida Vastamäki will face off on May 4 under the banner of Excellence Fighting Championship in Sweden, headlined by Finland’s former IMMAF World and European silver medalist, Anette Österberg, making her pro debut against dangerous striker Elin Öberg. In…

INTENSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEST AWAITS RUSSIA’S AMATEUR MMA WORLD CHAMPIONS

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran Russia’s gold medal winning standouts of the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA World Championships will face their first major test as reigning world champions, in the Russian MMA Union National Championships. For Russia’s world champion athletes, a new pressure awaits with automatic qualification granted to the national finals,…

European Champion & World Silver Medalist, France’s Axel Sola Enters 2019 Oceania Open

By IMMAF.org lead writer, photographer: Jorden Curran France’s number-one amateur MMA contender, Axel Sola, is set to enter the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Oceania Open Championships, taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, from 13-14 April. Regarded among the world’s top amateur mixed martial artists, Sola stands as the world’s number-one ranked welterweight and holds…

Reign Championship Launch Amateur MMA Showcase in Dubai: ‘MMA in UAE needs to grow in a healthy direction’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Mixed Martial Arts is on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The glamour and excitement of the world’s fastest growing sport has captured the region’s attention, resulting in a growing appetite for an MMA scene. For newly established promotion, Reign MMA Championship, the…

IMMAF-WMMAA Championship Athletes Receive Honors at Annual Czech Martial Arts Evening

Photo via CzechFighters.cz By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Standout amateur mixed martial artists of the Czech Republic were recently awarded honors following their representation of the Czech national team at IMMAF and WMMAA international championship events in 2018. The annual “Night of Masters” ceremony is hosted by the Czech Union of Martial Arts,…

After World Championships Upset Team Sweden Coach Discusses Adapting For 2019

Pictured above: Steam Sweden’s Robin Roos, Andreas Gustafsson Berg and coach Jörgen Hamberg – via SMMAF|Photography Viking. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The world’s number-one ranked nation in Amateur MMA will arguably host its most significant national championships in years as the Swedish MMA Federation begins preparations for its national team and…

AXS TV Unveils “Friday Night Fights” With LFA 57, Headlined By 2014 IMMAF Gold Medalist, Jose Mariscal

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former IMMAF gold medalist Jose Mariscal (pictured above, left) will headline the upcoming card of LFA 57 on January 18 as part of the major new “Friday Night Fights” unveiling by AXS TV. On January 11 AXS unveiled the launch of “Friday Night Fights” for 2019,…

2018 Recap: Gase Sanita Makes History as First Female to Win a Second Amateur MMA World Title

Pictured above: Gase Sanita competes at #MMAWorlds2018 wearing the official Green Hill gold kit for reigning champions   By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer Jorden Curran New Zealand’s Gase Sanita made history in 2018 as the first woman to win a second Amateur MMA world title, as she successfully retained the women’s lightweight gold medal…