‘It’s great to be back, the stage is set’: IMMAF president Kerrith Brown checks in as historic 2018 World Championships approach

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and World MMA Association (WMMAA) come together for this first time this month, in collaboration for the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Champions of Amateur MMA. The momentous nation vs. nation event is set to kick off on November 11 with both…

‘I was too nice, now I will dominate’: Helga Arnþórsdóttir vows to rule World Championships after taking European bronze

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Iceland’s Ingibjōrg Helga Arnþórsdóttir earned a bronze medal back in June at the 2018 IMMAF European Open. Now, ahead of the fast approaching 2018 Amateur MMA World Championships, she issues a warning to all rivals with a vow of dominance. “I want to be the first Icelandic…

Vadim Finkelchtein Comments on Moving Forward for First IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. The 2018 Amateur MMA World Championships mark the first unified coming together of the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and World MMA Association (WMMAA), following the historic amalgamation announcement in April of this year that aligned the sport’s vision for progression and recognition. Officially dubbed ‘The IMMAF-WMMAA Unified…

List of Reigning Champions to Receive Gold Competition Gear for 2018 World Championships

After the tradition was first introduced for reigning gold medalists at last year’s IMMAF World Championships, the athletes listed below will be provided with exclusive gold colored Green Hill gear, symbolic of their status as current World and/or Continental Open champions while competing at the historic 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World…

South Africa’s Delano Human Relocates For Big Commitment to 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. Next month 24-year-old heavyweight contender Delano Human rejoins the South African national team for the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Amateur Championships in Manama, Bahrain. As a fresh face on the international amateur platform, Human made his debut under the IMMAF banner at last year’s IMMAF World Championships.…

Murtaza Talha Ali enters 2018 World Championships as world’s highest ranked athelte

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Murtaza Talha Ali will be the world’s highest ranked active contender when he competes at the upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA Unified Amateur World Championships. Having most recently secured the gold medal at this year’s IMMAF European Open, the 22-year-old Bahrain representative competes on home soil once again as…

New Zealand’s Gase Sanita Targets History and Second World Title

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran The cancellation of a professional debut has afforded New Zealand’s Gase Sanita the opportunity to make history at the world’s premier amateur MMA championships. Also following the postponement of China hosting the IMMAF Asian Open, the reigning women’s lightweight world champion was among the vast majority…

European king Ryan Spillane commits to mastering heavyweight ranks at 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Ryan Spillane embodies all that the IMMAF platform aims to provide for developing mixed martial artists from a young age. He will be Ireland’s one to watch this year at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships. From an 18-year-old with a patchy record to being crowned European…