Saxmark’s comeback victory on road to European Open Silver medal

Picture: Anja Saxmark takes victory over Inka Auvinen Anja Saxmark, representing team Sweden, entered the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA as one of the favourites to claim the 125lb Gold medal. At the 2015 IMMAF World Championships in July, during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas, Saxmark picked up a…

Akman claims European Gold after first round exit in Vegas

Picture, left to right: Marius Hakonsen (Silver), Rostem Akman (Gold), Asterio Lucchesini (Bronze), James Duckett (Bronze). The life of an amateur Mixed Martial Artist is far removed from that of a professional striving for their route to the sport’s pinnacle. As an Amateur MMA contender, athletes are gifted the opportunity to…

Finland dominates gold count at IMMAF European Open

Picture: Varpu Rinne takes a unanimous decision win over Candian Eloise Picard. The IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA concluded yesterday, November 22, with a total of 13 gold medal championships being awarded to victorious athletes at the pinnacle of their journey in Birmingham. There is no question that the Scandinavian…

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Finland’s strength in numbers at the IMMAF European Open

For the IMMAF European Open Championships, Finland’s national amateur MMA team will make their way to the UK as the largest competing body with a squad of 18 fighters, including the most diverse Women’s lineup spanning five athletes across four weight divisions. With Finland currently ranked 7th as a nation in the…

Northern Ireland will ’cause major upsets’ at the IMMAF European Open

Picture: Carl McNally lifting the Ulster flag with victory on the opening day at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA Competing athletes at next week’s IMMAF European Open Championships can expect to meet a “serious force” in the form of Northern Ireland’s national amateur team, according to Danny…

Will Italy prove to have Europe’s most progressive amateur MMA team?

World Champion: Flyweight gold medal winner Micol DiSegni is victorious over Sweden’s Anja Saxmark in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships final. Italy surfaced as one of the most talked about nations following the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas this past July. With an impressive haul of medals in both…

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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…

Imad Al Howayeck targets gold for Lebanon

The national amateur team of Lebanon will soon travel to the UK for the IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA, which takes place in less than 9 days time, from November 19 to 22 at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Campus Sports Centre. Lebanon made history with IMMAF in…

Competitor Safety Ladder sees Swedish amateurs progress to national team

Picture: Anja Saxmark (left) receives her silver medal at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA from SMMAF and IMMAF founder August Wallen As the founding nation of IMMAF, Sweden and the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation (SMMAF) boasts some of the best and most effective government relations seen anywhere…