Bulgaria rule European Open at 115 & 265lbs

At last weeks’ IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA, from November 19th to 22nd in Walsall, England, Bulgaria achieved a total of four podium positions, including two Gold medals at opposite ends of the spectrum with Aleksandra Toncheva taking victory in the Women’s 115lb Strawweight category while Heavyweight Daniel Galabarov snatched the…

IMMAF President thanks Staff, Officials and Volunteers for their efforts at European Open

Kerrith Brown, President of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, has issued a sincere message of thanks to all staff, officials and volunteers who played their valued role in the inaugural IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA, which took place in Walsall, England, from November 19th to 22nd. While…

Mahdi secures historic first medal for Bahrain

Picture: Hussain Maki Mahdi takes on Brit Jake Bond in the semi-finals For Bahrain, the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships held historic proportions, with Hussain Maki Mahdi winning the country their first IMMAF Amateur MMA medal. After falling short of the medal podium at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships, Mahdi was…

Saxmark’s comeback victory on road to European Open Silver medal

Picture: Anja Saxmark takes victory over Inka Auvinen Anja Saxmark, representing team Sweden, entered the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA as one of the favourites to claim the 125lb Gold medal. At the 2015 IMMAF World Championships in July, during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas, Saxmark picked up a…

Akman claims European Gold after first round exit in Vegas

Picture, left to right: Marius Hakonsen (Silver), Rostem Akman (Gold), Asterio Lucchesini (Bronze), James Duckett (Bronze). The life of an amateur Mixed Martial Artist is far removed from that of a professional striving for their route to the sport’s pinnacle. As an Amateur MMA contender, athletes are gifted the opportunity to…

Finland dominates gold count at IMMAF European Open

Picture: Varpu Rinne takes a unanimous decision win over Candian Eloise Picard. The IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA concluded yesterday, November 22, with a total of 13 gold medal championships being awarded to victorious athletes at the pinnacle of their journey in Birmingham. There is no question that the Scandinavian…

2014 World Champion Jose Mariscal excited for Dana White’s presence at upcoming bout

Ahead of his third professional bout at Ring of Combat on Friday, November 20, we catch up with 2014 IMMAF Gold medallist Jose “Chepe” Mariscal. Competing for Team USA, under the United States Mixed Martial Arts Federations, Mariscal defeated Sweden’s Jimmi Jensen in the Lightweight tournament final to collect the…

2015 IMMAF World Championships on YouTube

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is pleased to announce the release of all matches from the 2015 IMMAF World Championships on the IMMAF YouTube channel, starting from today. The highlights series, from the amateur MMA championship event, is already available on-demand at UFC FIGHT PASS® here: http://www.ufc.tv/category/immaf Now,…

Iurie Bejenari

Bejenari discusses IMMAF rankings & MMA in France

Following the announcement of IMMAF’s official international amateur rankings, no.1 ranked flyweight Iurie Bejenari expressed his enthusiasm for the ground-breaking development and how he hopes it will better the understanding of Mixed Martial Arts in his home nation of France where the sport is currently illegal. Bejenari won the gold medal this year…