Anja Saxmark return postponed due to injury

Swedish flyweight Anja Saxmark (pictured above) was due to return to IMMAF’s international amateur platform this year at the 2016 European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Saxmark established herself as a top contender at 125lbs throughout 2015, earning the silver medal at both the 2015 IMMAF World Championships and European…

Rostem Akman: ‘Winning IMMAF medal felt like the Olympics’

Swedish amateur middleweight Rostem Akman may be the perfect example of what the IMMAF’s amateur platform is all about; a competetive grass roots developmental scene where you are not defined by your losses, perhaps not even by victories, but in your display of patience, progression and dedication to being an…

World & European silver medallist Anja Saxmark is hungry for gold in 2016!

Through 2015, Swedish flyweight contender Anja Saxmark was one of the most consistently successful athletes to compete across the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in July, and the IMMAF European Open Championships in November. Having reached the final on both occasions to eventually claim a pair of silver medals, Saxmark…

Saxmark’s comeback victory on road to European Open Silver medal

Picture: Anja Saxmark takes victory over Inka Auvinen Anja Saxmark, representing team Sweden, entered the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA as one of the favourites to claim the 125lb Gold medal. At the 2015 IMMAF World Championships in July, during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas, Saxmark picked up a…

Competitor Safety Ladder sees Swedish amateurs progress to national team

Picture: Anja Saxmark (left) receives her silver medal at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA from SMMAF and IMMAF founder August Wallen As the founding nation of IMMAF, Sweden and the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) boasts some of the best and most effective government relations seen anywhere…