CAPMMA Encouraged by Potential Shown at Portugal’s National Team Tryouts

Pictured above: CAPMMA Director Luis Barneto The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA) recently completed tryouts for the National Amateur MMA Team, who will progress to compete at international IMMAF competitions throughout 2017. In contrast to previous tryouts where selection was based on a competition results, CAPMMA adjusted the format to…

2016 IMMAF European Open: Portuguese Tryouts

The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA) will host National Tryouts on October 9 ahead of the 2016 IMMAF European Open Amateur Championships. Regional clubs who will be competing at the Complexo Municipal de Tenis da Maia outside of Porto include Academia Unlimited, CAPMMA Club and Team Paulo Aguiar. For more information, live…

Medical safety standards at a high for Portugal’s MMA championships

Medical safety standards for amateur MMA in Portugal will continue at an all time high under The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA) and will be on display this weekend at the CAPMMA National Amateur MMA Championships. Bouts featuring in the national competition will also serve as qualifying for the upcoming…

CAPMMA reputation grows among Portuguese MMA promoters

The Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de MMA (CAPMMA) has informed IMMAF of a recent breakthrough, highlighting the growing reputation of the Portuguese regulatory body among MMA promoters. For the first time, a private promoter – Margem Sul Championship, lead by Geovanni Horta- has contacted CAPMMA, Portugal’s National Commission recognized by IMMAF, with…

2016 World Championships: Team Portugal in Focus

Picture: Team Portugal from left to right – Filipe Catanho, Milton Monteiro, Samuel Abobora, Milton Mateus, Paulo Covas Federation: Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de Mixed Martial Arts (CAPMMA) Number of competitors: 5 The Portuguese national team has been involved in major IMMAF tournaments since 2014, but despite being one of the most qualified IMMAF affiliates, the Comissão…

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Portugal’s CAPMMA echoes IMMAF’s Call to Action following the passing of Joao Carvalho

The Portuguese MMA Athletic Commission (CAPMMA), Portugal’s national representative under the IMMAF, has echoed IMMAF’s Call to Action over the past week. It has strongly urged national governments to officially recognise and regulate the sport of MMA, and to enforce consistency in safety standards at a national level by supporting the voluntary governing bodies…

Portugal Names European Open Team

With tryouts having taken place on October 11, Portugal’s Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de Mixed Martial Arts (CAPMMA) has completed its selection process for athletes that will represent its nation at the IMMAF Amateur European Open Championships. The event takes place 19-22 November in Birmingham, England. The deadline for team registration expires today, October 16. Subject to…

Portugal develop national referee & judges course

Following the completion of IMMAF’s first international certification course for experienced referees in September, Portugal’s Comissão Atlética Portuguesa de Mixed Martial Arts (CAPMMA) will conduct the first stage of its national level course as a member of IMMAF, implementing knowledge gained from the IMMAF certification course that took place in Prague, Czech Republic, lead by…