French MMA Athletes Triumph Following Sport Minister’s Promise of Regulation

French Sport Minister, Roxana Mărăcineanu, made the landmark announcement last April that set in motion plans to regulate the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in France. The historical blockade placed upon the sport in France no doubt limited the nation’s talent development, but nevertheless, French athletes maintained relevance as…

European Champion & World Silver Medalist, France’s Axel Sola Enters 2019 Oceania Open

By IMMAF.org lead writer, photographer: Jorden Curran France’s number-one amateur MMA contender, Axel Sola, is set to enter the 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Oceania Open Championships, taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, from 13-14 April. Regarded among the world’s top amateur mixed martial artists, Sola stands as the world’s number-one ranked welterweight and holds…

‘One of the best strikers I’ve ever seen’; John Kavanagh on SBG product Asaël Adjoudj representing France at the 2018 Amatuer World Championships

Photo via Facebook: Asaël Adjoudj (left) alongside fellow SBG man Conor McGregor (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh describes Asaël Adjoudj as one of the best strikers he’s ever seen. So good, in fact, that the Irish MMA Association president was compelled introduce the 19-year-old…

‘The best team ever’: French MMA unites for IMMAF World Championships

Pictured above: IMMAF European silver medalist Manon Fiorot (left), French team coach Lionel Brezephin (right). By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran France’s national amateur MMA team is confident of having assembled the greatest squad possible ahead of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. If this proves to be the case, the international landscape…

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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As French team prepares for Europeans, IMMAF offers condolences for Paris Attack

Team France has surpassed all reasonable expectations of success for a country in which full contact MMA cannot be practised, and in which team selections can only be carried out through tough training sessions. The team is ranked 5th in the world in the IMMAF World Amateur MMA rankings and its athletes…