2018 Recap: Gase Sanita Makes History as First Female to Win a Second Amateur MMA World Title

Pictured above: Gase Sanita competes at #MMAWorlds2018 wearing the official Green Hill gold kit for reigning champions   By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer Jorden Curran New Zealand’s Gase Sanita made history in 2018 as the first woman to win a second Amateur MMA world title, as she successfully retained the women’s lightweight gold medal…

New Zealand’s Gase Sanita Targets History and Second World Title

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran The cancellation of a professional debut has afforded New Zealand’s Gase Sanita the opportunity to make history at the world’s premier amateur MMA championships. Also following the postponement of China hosting the IMMAF Asian Open, the reigning women’s lightweight world champion was among the vast majority…

Italy’s Francesco Spinola bows out of amateur MMA with final national tournament win

Pictured: Spinola meets MMA legend Wanderlei Silva while in Bahrain for the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Italian national team veteran Francesco Spinola called time on his amateur MMA career last month as he sets his sights on turning professional. On January 27 the 22-year-old secured one…

IMMAF World Championships Finals: Athlete Awards

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Following the climax of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships, two standout gold medalists received additional honors awarded by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF), presented by Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in the Kingdom of…