Finnish National Championships Results; Gold Medalists to Receive National Team Funding

The national Amateur MMA Championships of Finland concluded last month under the Finnish MMA Federation at the Ahjo Training Center in Kerava near Helsinki. Junior and senior level competition took place with gold and silver medalists qualifying to represent the Finnish national team at upcoming IMMAF-WMMAA international championships in 2019.…

2015 IMMAF world champion Minna Grusander picks up 5th pro MMA win

Pictured above: Minna Grsuander takes victory in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships finals  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Finland’s Minna Grusander continued to show promise over the weekend as the former IMMAF amateur world champion picked up her fifth professional victory. The 28-year-old secured her latest international success, competing in…

Anette Österberg trains with American Top Team ahead of 2017 IMMAF World Championships

Above: Anette Österberg (right) battled Gabriella Ringblom in the 2016 IMMAF World Championship Finals By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Next month Anette Österberg will once again represent Finland in the Women’s flyweight bracket. Österberg serves as the most decorated member of the current Finnish national amateur team and will enter the 2017 IMMAF World…

Can Finland Repeat Last Year’s European Open Success?

Pictured: Finnish Flyweight Anette Österberg (red) faced Sweden’s Gabriella Ringblom (blue) at 2016 IMMAF World Championships finals in Las Vegas. 2016 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE The grass roots development of Mixed Martial Arts under the Finnish MMA Federation has resulted in the national amateur team consistently being one of…

Heikki Kaijalainen Replaces Jukka Paananen as Chairman of the Finnish MMA Federation

Picture: Featherweight gold medallist Jari Illikainen is lifted by his coach following victory at the 2014 IMMAF World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas. Earlier this month Jukka Paananen informed the IMMAF that he would be stepping down as Chairman of the Finnish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FMMAF). Paananen provided a statement regarding the decision and…

IMMAF champion Sanna Merta discusses MMA and family life balance

Picture: IMMAF European Open featherweight champion Sanna Merta Following her featherweight gold medal triumph at the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships, Finland’s Sanna Merta spoke with IMMAF.org to recap her trio of victories and discussed how she manages to balance training with family commitments. Merta also responded to the proposal of Northern Ireland’s lightweight…