IMMAF World & European Champion Anna Astvik Announces Transition to Pro MMA

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Over the last two years Sweden’s Anna Astvik established herself as leader of the women’s strawweight (115lb/52.1kg) division under IMMAF. This week, the reigning World and European champion was the latest international amateur standout to announce plans for a professional transition. Astvik first represented the Swedish…

Imad Hoayek subject of video feature ahead of World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The journey of Lebanon’s top amateur mixed martial artist saw Imad Hoayek (pictured above) win his first international IMMAF gold medal this year at the Asian Open Championships in Singapore. As the most experienced athlete to represent Lebanon on the international stage, the Tristar Lebanon product has…

World & European silver medallist Anja Saxmark is hungry for gold in 2016!

Through 2015, Swedish flyweight contender Anja Saxmark was one of the most consistently successful athletes to compete across the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in July, and the IMMAF European Open Championships in November. Having reached the final on both occasions to eventually claim a pair of silver medals, Saxmark…

2015 Medallists Review Part 2

Picture: Iceland’s European Open flyweight champion Sunna Rannveig trades blows with World & European Open silver medallist Anja Saxmark of Sweden.  The rate of athlete evolution in many competing nations at IMMAF Championships this year was beyond expectations, and this became clear at the inaugural European Open as a number of anticipated results were shaken up.…

2015 Medallists Review Part 1

Picture: Kazakhstan’s Nurtilek Konashov (left) facing the USA’s 2 x IMMAF world champion Jose Torres (right). 2015 saw the success of two global events welcoming nations from across the globe to this year’s IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, USA, and the inaugural European Open Championships in Walsall, England.…

2014 World Champion Jose Mariscal excited for Dana White’s presence at upcoming bout

Ahead of his third professional bout at Ring of Combat on Friday, November 20, we catch up with 2014 IMMAF Gold medallist Jose “Chepe” Mariscal. Competing for Team USA, under the United States Mixed Martial Arts Federations, Mariscal defeated Sweden’s Jimmi Jensen in the Lightweight tournament final to collect the…

2015 IMMAF World Championships on YouTube

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is pleased to announce the release of all matches from the 2015 IMMAF World Championships on the IMMAF YouTube channel, starting from today. The highlights series, from the amateur MMA championship event, is already available on-demand at UFC FIGHT PASS® here: http://www.ufc.tv/category/immaf Now,…