IMMAF – WMMAA Pro Transfers: Who’s Gone Where?

Jose Torres

Last night, 2015 IMMAF World Champion Minna Grusander (Finland) headlined in the professional atomweight title bout at Invicta FC, to lose on split decision, following in the footsteps of 2015 European Champion Sunna  Davidsdottir (Iceland) who is currently on a win streak with the same promotion. Meanwhile, last weekend, Welshman and 2015 IMMAF European champion, Jack Shore, earned the Cage Warriors professional bantamweight title, to crown a 22-bout win streak Original 2 x World Champion, Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres (USA – main picture), recently made headlines as he was released from UFC on the slashing of the male flyweight division, going on to sign with BRAVE. Other notable UFC transitions from the recent international amateur MMA circuit include 2014 IMMAF World Champion Alessiondi Chirco, and WMMAA stand outs  Zabit Magomedsharipov, Said Nurmagomedov, Damir Ismagulov and Alexey Kunchenko (Russia). See below for an overview of IMMAF-WMMAA vets who have made the professional jump to land on world or regionally leading MMA promotions:

Sunna Davidsdottir

UFC

IMMAF veterans: Alessio Di Chirico (Italy): UFC Jose Torres (USA): UFC, Titan FC, BRAVE Amanda Ribas(Brazil): UFC WMMAA veterans: Zabit Magomedsharipov (Russia): UFC Said Nurmagomedov (Russia): UFC Damir Ismagulov (Russia): UFC Alexey Kunchenko(Russia): UFC

M1 GLOBAL

WMMAA veterans: Sanzhar Adilov (Kazakhstan) M-1 Shavkat Rakhmonov(Kazakhstan): M1

Jack Shore (centre)
Magomed Mutaev (Russia): M1 Magomed Ismailov (Russia): M1 Magomed Magomedov (Russia): M1, ACB Bekbulat Magomedov (Russia): M1, PFL Rashid Yusupov(Russia): M1, PFL

INVICTA FC

IMMAF veterans: Sunna Rannveig(Iceland): Invicta Daniela Kortmann(Germany): Invicta Minna Grusander(Finland): Invicta, Pancrase

BELLATOR|BAMMA

IMMAF veterans:

Minna Grusander scores IMMAF gold
James Gallagher (Ireland): Bellator, BAMMA Frans Mlambo (Ireland): BAMMA Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland): Bellator, BAMMA Iurie Bejanari (France): Bellator, Cage Warriors Michele Martignoni (Italy): Bellator

CAGE WARRIORS

IMMAF veterans: Jack Shore (UK/Wales): Cage Warriors Micol Di Segni(Italy): Cage Warriors Maria Vittoria Colonna (Italy): Cage Warriors Manon Fiorot(France): Cage Warrirors Leah McCourt (Northern Ireland): Cage Warriors Cornelia Holm (Sweden): Cage Warriors Josh Ellis (UK/Wales): Cage Warriors Iurie Bejanari (France): Bellator, Cage Warriors

Alession di Chirico champions at 2014 Worlds

BRAVE

IMMAF veterans: Frans Mlambo (Ireland): BAMMA and BRAVE Cian Cowley(Ireland): BRAVE GamzatMagomedov(Bahrain/Russia): BRAVE Hardeep Rai (UK): BRAVE Aiden James (UK/Wales): BRAVE Alexander Martinez (Canada): BRAVE Benjamin Bennett (USA): BRAVE Abdul Hussein (Finland): BRAVE

PFL

WMMAA veterans: Umar Nurmagomedov (Russia): PFL Abubakar Nurmagomedov (Russia): PFL BekbulatMagomedov(Russia): M1, PFL Rashid Yusupov(Russia): M1, PFL

Superior Challenge

IMMAF veterans: RostemAkman(Sweden): Superior Challenge Serdar Altas(Sweden): Superior Challenge Elin Oberg (Sweden): Superior Challenge Anna Astvik(Sweden): Superior Challenge Irman Smajic(Sweden): Superior Challenge Serdar Altas(Sweden): Superior Challenge

ACB

IMMAF veterans: Shoaib Yousaf (UK): ACB WMMAA veterans: Muslim Magomedov(Russia): ACB MagomedrasulSheykhmagomedov(Russia): ACB SalimgereyRasulov(Russia): ACB MagomedMagomedov(Russia): M1, ACB

EFC

IMMAF veterans: Micol Di Segni (Italy): Cage Warriors & EFC Amanda Lino (South Africa): EFC

TITAN

IMMAF veterans: Will Starks (USA): TITAN FC Carlos Hernandez (USA): TITAN FC

OTHER

IMMAF veterans: QuitinThomas (USA): Won Tiger Muay Thai Team Trials Alexandra Toncheva(Bulgaria): RIZIN WMMAA veterans: Rizvan Kuniev (Russia): ProFC

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