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…

Former IMMAF President Bertrand Amoussou receives 6th Dan Judo rank: ‘Judo still flows in my veins’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week IMMAF Board Member and former President, Bertrand Amoussou, received the rank of 6th Dan of Judo, courtesy of Jean-Michel Dracos. The incredible life achievement saw him presented with the honour of wearing the white-red belt, synonymous with the rank (pictured below). The French MMA…

‘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…