Team of The Year Nominee: Bahrain (2019 Amateur MMA Awards)

Team Bahrain celebrated its greatest collective achievement in 2019, officially becoming the world’s number-one ranked national team at the senior amateur level. Bahrain’s hopefuls reset their focus upon the start of the new year, following a 2018 World Championships of mixed results. Despite hosting several top medal contenders heading into…

2019 Africa Open sees 52% Growth From Previous Year, Regulatory Director Marc Goddard Commends African Nations

The 2019 Africa Open Championships under IMMAF – WMMAA concluded on May 25 in Johannesburg. In comparison to record breaking events such as the European Open or World Championships, now regularly boasting over 300 competing athletes from across the vast IMMAF – WMMAA global membership, the Africa Open is recognized…

Day 2 Recap: 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Asian Open

Kazakhstan’s momentum at the 2019 Asian Open sees the nation edge closer to officially topping the event’s medal table. Advancing via their semi-final triumphs, an incredible 12 Kazakh athletes progressed to Saturday’s gold medal showdowns. Recap the surprises of Day 1 HERE. As the dominant team in Bangkok, Team Kazakhstan…

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…

OCAMM Colombian Nationals: Road to Bahrain

La Asociación Colombiana de Artes Marciales Mixtas (OCAMM) is set to host national qualifying championships on July 7, starting off the road to Bahrain and the 2018 IMMAF World Championships. Since joining IMMAF in 2015, The Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts has been active in providing a national competition…

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…