MMA champions who have carried the Olympic flame

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran This week former UFC strawweight world champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk (pictured above, right) represented both her home nation and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as she carried the Olympic flame ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Olympic flame, first introduced…

CABMMA celebrate Brazil’s successful return to IMMAF World Championships

Above: Michele Oliveira takes the unanimous decision victory to win IMMAF Worlds gold medal – photo by Jorden Curran Written by IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week the nation of Brazil made its competitive return to the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA having been sorely missed for the past…

Nogueira brothers lead Brazilian return to IMMAF World Championships

Above: Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira presents atheltes with medals at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran MMA’s iconic Nogueira brothers, Rodrigo Minotauro and Rogério Minotouro, are leading the charge for Brazil’s return this year to the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. Brazilian…

Brazil’s CABMMA report on UFC sanctioning

Following the completion of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug.1, Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) Executive Director Cristiano Sampaio provided detailed insight into the achievements of CABMMA and their relationship with the UFC, including sanctioning activities and protocols from the event. Medicals prior to weigh-ins Usually in the…

Medical Perspective on Pregnant Fighter Title Bout

Brazilian website Primeiro Round recently told the story of Brazilian strawweight fighter Kinberly Novaes who withdrew from an upcoming bout scheduled for Aug. 21 after difficulty with her weight cut lead the fighter to discover she was six months pregnant. Novaes then remembered that she had competed earlier this year…