Iceland’s Bjorn Lúkas reflects on thrilling form at IMMAF World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran Iceland’s Bjorn Lúkas Haraldsson fiercely made his way to the finals of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. Despite missing out on the prestigious gold medal, Haraldsson paved his way with marvelous execution. Hailing from the small town of Grindavik, The 22-year-old Mjölnir MMA…

Haraldur Nelson expresses pride in Team Iceland success: “Some say it’s the Viking gene”

Iceland’s IMMAF European Open champions, Sunna Rannveig and Bjarki Thor Palsson. Haraldur Nelson, President of the Icelandic MMA Federation, has expressed his pride following Iceland’s competitive debut under the IMMAF banner at last month’s inaugural European Open Championships. IMMAF discussed prior to the European Open that Team Iceland were soon…

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Team Iceland soon to announce themselves on IMMAF world stage

Pictured: Team Iceland’s head coach Jon Vidar (left) Haraldur Nelson (centre left) Gunnar Nelson (centre right) John Kavanagh (right). From November 19 to 22 amateur mixed martial artists from Iceland will take part in an IMMAF event for the very first time, as the national team travels to compete in the 2015 IMMAF European Open…

Weight gain restrictions next step for MMA regulation?

MMA’s weight cutting culture has seen continuous controversy over the years, from seemingly unfair weight advantages following rehydration, to altogether failed attempts resulting in weigh-in day confusion, last minute changes, and fighters ending up in hospital. Recently, the well documented IV ban came into effect in the UFC on October 3. With violation resulting in a possible…