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…

CABMMA announces use of Instant Replay for MMA bouts

The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA), Brazil’s member representative to IMMAF, announced yesterday that the national governing body for MMA would make use of Instant Replay to identify potential fouls that resulted in a bout stoppage, during recorded events. Taking place with immediate effect, CABMMA revealed that guidelines are in…

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…