Former IMMAF President Bertrand Amoussou receives 6th Dan Judo rank: ‘Judo still flows in my veins’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week IMMAF Board Member and former President, Bertrand Amoussou, received the rank of 6th Dan of Judo, courtesy of Jean-Michel Dracos. The incredible life achievement saw him presented with the honour of wearing the white-red belt, synonymous with the rank (pictured below). The French MMA…

France’s ready-made MMA star: ‘Morgane Ribout created a buzz’

As UFC representatives, the likes of heavyweight sensation Francis Ngannou and featherweight ‘Firekid’ Tom Duquesnoy are front and center in the hunt of national acceptance and a mainstream breakthrough for French MMA. However, French MMA Commission (Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts, CFMMA) president Bertrand Amoussou believes that an even more significant…

French Anti-doping Motive is “Questionable but Implies Recognition”, says Brown

On Tuesday IMMAF.org reported that the national team tryouts in France for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships took a surprising turn when the French Anti-doping Agency arrived unannounced to test the athletes. Hosted by the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA), France’s Member Federation to IMMAF,  the team trials…

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French Anti-doping Agency makes surprise call in on Amateur MMA team trials

The national team tryouts in France for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships took a surprising turn when the French Anti-doping Agency arrived unannounced to test the athletes. Hosted by the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA), the team trials took place last weekend on Sunday 31 January at Paris Fight Team…

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Bejenari discusses IMMAF rankings & MMA in France

Following the announcement of IMMAF’s official international amateur rankings, no.1 ranked flyweight Iurie Bejenari expressed his enthusiasm for the ground-breaking development and how he hopes it will better the understanding of Mixed Martial Arts in his home nation of France where the sport is currently illegal. Bejenari won the gold medal this year…

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Cameroon Launches Educational MMA Programme in Secondary Schools

Cameroon’s National Fighting Sports Multi-Martial Arts Association launches its MMA in schools programme at the Amasia Bilingual School Complex. The president of MMA governing body NFSMMA and president of umbrella martial arts federation FECAKUWUDA were present at the secondary school for the launch, and are pictured with the school’s headmaster and leaders. The first…

Report on the Official Visit of President Amoussou to Cameroon

Report from Guy Bertrand Olomo of the NFSMMA.  See photo gallery below. IMMAF President, Bertrand Amoussou, visited Yaoundé in Cameroon earlier this month to meet IMMAF affiliate, the NFSMMA (the National Fighting Sports Multi-Martial Arts Association). The NFSMMA, under the council of FECAKUWUDA, has been active for some time in the promotion and popularization of MMA in the region. This…