Wales’ Ieuan Mackenzie Flips the Script, Out-Wrestles Russian Standout at Day 1 of 2019 European Open

After Russia’s dominance of the 2018 IMMAF – WMMAA World Championships, a victory over the surging number-one ranked nation (1st among junior teams, 4th among senior teams) can speak volumes for any international contender as they battle towards their spot on the podium. 18-year-old Ieuan Mackenzie, the youngest member of…

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…

Finnish National Championships Results; Gold Medalists to Receive National Team Funding

The national Amateur MMA Championships of Finland concluded last month under the Finnish MMA Federation at the Ahjo Training Center in Kerava near Helsinki. Junior and senior level competition took place with gold and silver medalists qualifying to represent the Finnish national team at upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA international championships in 2019.…

Amateur MMA World Champion Sharapudin Magomedov Wins Pro Debut

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran Russian athlete Sharapudin Magomedov completed a successful professional MMA debut in February, three months removed from his gold medal triumph at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Amateur World Championships. Bantamweight competitor Magomedov secured a first round rear-naked-choke submission as the 24-year-old wrestling specialist featured on the…