IMMAF Governance gets boost with new Youth Development Commission

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION IMMAF is delighted to introduce the new Youth Development Commission, which will be working closely with other Commissions and Committees to manage the huge demand for amateur MMA youth programmes all over the world. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “Our experience with our first Youth World Championships…

Information: Anti-Doping and COVID-19

>DOWNLOAD ADVICE FOR ATHLETES HERE 19 March 2019 The World Anti-doping Agency has advised that four accredited laboratories are temporarily suspending their activities and it is likely that more will follow. Currently Rome (Italy) Montreal (Canada), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain) have temporarily suspended operations and it is likely that more…

IMMAF Visits French Boxing Federation in Paris

A delegation from the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), headed by President Kerrith Brown, visited the headquarters of the French Boxing Federation (FF Boxe) in Paris last week. The French Sports’ Ministry recently chose the FF Boxe as their preferred choice to run the sport of MMA in France.…

What’s Next for MMA in France?

On Friday 7 February, the Ministry of Sport officially announced that MMA will be regulated in France under the auspices of the French Boxing Federation. The announcement was made by Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu, at a dedicated press conference. [Watch press announcement video via Boxe Mag – French Language] The…

IMMAF Board Approves 2020 Action Plans & Welcomes Uzbekistan as New Member

The Board of Directors of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) met on 7/8 February in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, to formulate policy and approve action plans for 2020. The IMMAF Directors agreed to step up efforts to gain official recognition from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Global Association…

French Sports Ministry Announces Official Decision for MMA to be Housed within Boxing – MMA Governing Bodies Respond

[London. 7 February 2020] The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and the Comité Français de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA) welcome today’s official announcement by the French Ministry of Sport that MMA is to be legalised in France under the auspices of the French Boxing Federation. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown…

French Sport Ministry chooses Boxing as host federation for MMA

London – 21 January – The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) welcomes the announcement earlier today that the French Boxing Federation has been given the responsibility of supervising the first phase of development of the sport of MMA in France. This decision, by the French Sport Ministry, is part…

IMMAF Origins Story: “We believed in the mission”

Main picture: IMMAF Board celebrates at the close of the inaugural IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas in 2014 , with August Wallen centre facing. The lessons learned the hard way in Sweden helped to make IMMAF what it is today. Founder August Wallen talks to immaf.org about IMMAF’s origins.…