Returning to Las Vegas bigger and better
The 2015 IMMAF Championships of Amateur MMA at UFC® International Fight Week formed part of the planet’s largest celebration of combat sports and was broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS and international television.
The 5-day tournament took place at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel in the Sunset Ballroom with preliminaries from Monday, July 6 to Thursday July 9.
The finals of the World Championship tournament took place in the UFC Fan Expo at the Sands Expo & Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, where IMMAF’s 2015 champions and medalists were be crowned.
The contest followed a tournament format. Competitors were selected each day by draw to determine who they will face in the next round over 5 days of competition. With 8 weight classes for men (Flyweight – Heavyweight) and 4 for women (Strawweight – Featherweight), the international event followed IMMAF Rules of Amateur MMA in accordance with local legislation, under Amateur MMA governing body UMMAF and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The inaugural 2014 IMMAF World Championships of MMA was the first international competition for Amateur MMA in the world to be organized by a non-profit, democratic governing body in accordance with Olympic values, attracting over 100 athletes from 23 countries.
Bouts were broadcast, post-event, on UFC FIGHT PASS and international television.
Las Vegas promotion, “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts”, partnered with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) for its second year to host the prestigious event.
See list of competitors by country & weight class