How volunteers help make IMMAF championships a success

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Each year IMMAF is fortunate to welcome enthusiastic volunteers worldwide who contribute to the backbone of each international championship event. In June, the operations of this year’s IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore excelled thanks to the commitment of those stepping forward to dedicate their time, effort…

USA’s Scoggins Takes Gold at IMMAF Asian Open: ‘My only regret is not knowing about IMMAF sooner’

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent If the name Scoggins sound familiar, you are probably aware of current UFC fighter Justin “Tank” Scoggins (11-3 in MMA overall) or his brother, Jared “Psycho” Scoggins (6-1 in MMA overall,) who recently won his debut fight for the Legacy Fighting Alliance developmental promotion. However,…

Smajic now P4P no.1: ‘I started training 4 years ago to lose weight, now I’m best in the world’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Heavyweight amateur contender Irman Smajic began his mixed martial arts training just four years ago when he decided it was time to fight obesity, weighing in excess of 300lbs. Today he is the number-1 ranked athlete in IMMAF’s official pound-for-pound rankings, following his latest gold medal…

Hannah Scoggins competes at IMMAF Asian Open while husband, Justin Scoggins, readies for UFC Singapore

Above: Hannah and Justin Scoggins behind the scenes at UFC Fight Week in Singapore – photo via Facebook.   By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Amateur mixed martial artist Hannah Scoggins (3-0) makes her international IMMAF debut this week at the 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships in Singapore. Scoggins prepares for action alongside…

4 new IMMAF members will be welcomed at the 2017 Asian Open

Each year IMMAF’s international mixed martial arts family continues to grow and welcome new members. At this’s year’s Asian Open championships, taking place from from 12-16 June in Singapore, 3 new member nations will send competition teams for the first time to an international IMMAF championship event. Last month IMMAF.org…

High hopes for 18-year-old Czech prospect Jakub Tichota

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran For over a year the Czech MMA Association (MMAA) has waited eagerly for the 18th birthday of Jakub Tichota (pictured above), perhaps the nation’s most exciting young talent, suggests MMAA President Martin Škvára. Tichota, who for years has trained extensively throughout the multiple facets of MMA,…

Team Lebanon mind coach discusses ‘The Mental Dimension of Fighting’

Above: Lebanon’s Imad Hoayek receives his bronze medal at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships. Joe Moarkech has been the ‘mind coach’ of Lebanon’s national amateur MMA team since 2014, bringing over 15 years of experience as a consultant and development professional. His own personal development stems from years working and volunteering…