IMMAF Goes Live with immaf.tv – Watch Africa Open Finals this Saturday

*TUNE IN THIS SATURDAY: WATCH 2018 IMMAF AFRICA OPEN FINALS LIVE*  IMMAF is piloting its new immaf.tv video platform this Saturday 24 May from 12pm (GMT+2), with the FREE live streaming of the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open Championships from Johannesburg. immaf.tv will also be hosting matches videos of the preliminary rounds. Over the coming weeks and months, ALL historic matches from past IMMAF Championships will…

Magomedov vs. Ndebele: The featherweight final with weighty implications

Pictured: Nkosi Ndebele (left), Abdulmanap Magomedov (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Bouncing back from his first amateur defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s IMMAF World Championships, Bahrain’s Abdulmanap Magomedov today forced himself into the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open final. Employing his high-pressure top game, the defending champion stopped local hopeful Nathanial…

IMMAF CONTINENTAL EVENTS BECOME MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN EVER AHEAD OF 2018 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pictured: 2017 European Open, Light-Heavyweight medallists – Gold: Anton Turkalj (Sweden), Silver: Kubaibergen Toleubayev (Kazakhstan), Bronze: Pawel  Zakrzewski (Poland), Bronze: Imad Hoayek (Lebanon). Since the event’s inception in 2014, the annual IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA have achieved continuous growth. In 2017, the IMMAF World Championships saw record participation…

Nkosi Ndebele, the top South African amateur targets IMMAF Africa title

23-year-old Nkosi Ndebele (pictured) is South Africa’s pound-for-pound top amateur MMA competitor. In 2017, Ndebele claimed the IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Lightweight title, stopping Bahrain’s Nayef Fikey in the event finals via TKO. After facing a tough loss to Canadian John Nguyen at the 2017 World Championships, he has been on…

Defending champion Kubanza leads 6-man Congo team at 2018 IMMAF Africa Open

Pictured above: In 2017 Eliezer Kubanza (left) was the first athlete to represent the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eliezer Kubanza returns to defend his welterweight Africa Open title this month, at the 2018 Africa…

Island of Mauritius enters first international event at 2018 IMMAF Africa Open

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Republic of Mauritius will be represented on the international IMMAF platform for the first time in May at the 2018 Africa Open Championships. Following Monday’s registration deadline, this year’s Africa Open is confirmed to be the biggest to date, enjoying the highest level of participation…