Amateur MMA World Champion Sharapudin Magomedov Wins Pro Debut

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran Russian athlete Sharapudin Magomedov completed a successful professional MMA debut in February, three months removed from his gold medal triumph at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Amateur World Championships. Bantamweight competitor Magomedov secured a first round rear-naked-choke submission as the 24-year-old wrestling specialist featured on the…

IMMAF-WMMAA Championship Athletes Receive Honors at Annual Czech Martial Arts Evening

Photo via CzechFighters.cz By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Standout amateur mixed martial artists of the Czech Republic were recently awarded honors following their representation of the Czech national team at IMMAF and WMMAA international championship events in 2018. The annual “Night of Masters” ceremony is hosted by the Czech Union of Martial Arts,…

IMMAF CEO Confirms Changes to Ranking Points and Medal Allocation

Pictured: 2018 IMMAF – WMMAA World Championships – men’s lightweight medalists By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran IMMAF chief executive Densign White has confirmed changes regarding the allocation of ranking points and medals for IMMAF – WMMAA Championships throughout 2019, with immediate effect. Moving forward, a bronze medal will be awarded to both…

IMMAF Junior National Team Rankings: 2018 Review

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran With ranking points acquired from the 2018 European Open and World Junior Championships, the inaugural year of unified junior competition (athletes age 18-20) under IMMAF and WMMAA concludes. *Due to ongoing technical updates, individual division lists are pending while team rankings and pound-for-pound rankings are available for…

Movers and Shakers: Senior Team Rankings End of Year Update

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran After the grandest world championships to date, IMMAF’s official rankings have welcomed the first wave of junior contenders, a new senior pound-for-pound king, and the imposing emergence of a major new player in the international team standings. In the aftermath of the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World…

Conor McGregor congratulates Lee Hammond on Amateur MMA World Championships Triumph

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor took to Instagram to congratulate SBG Ireland team mate Lee Hammond on winning his 2018 Senior Amateur MMA world title. Hammond, age 21, returned to the international amateur platform a year after withdrawing suddenly from the 2017 IMMAF World…

IMMAF CONFIRMS PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN FOR 2018 ASIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Board of Directors for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced the breakdown of the half-a-million dollars in prize money gifted by the China International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (CIMMAF) for medalists and awardees at the 2018 IMMAF Asian Open Championships and Junior World Championships, taking place…

IMMAF Definition of Amateur MMA Explained: Prize Money & Financial Gain

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The China International Mixed Martial Arts Federation has gifted half-a-million dollars in prize money for medalists and awardees at the 2018 IMMAF Asian Open Championships and Junior World Championships, taking place in Beijing from 10 to 15 September. This ground breaking development will see prize money…

WMMAA Athletes Invited to IMMAF European Championships

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown has extended a historic invitation to World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) athletes to compete in two upcoming IMMAF European Championship tournaments in Romania, from 17 to 23 June: 2018 IMMAF Senior European Championships (18s+) 2018 IMMAF Junior European Open Championships (18s – 20s; U21s, all nationalities) The…