AIMMAA Sanctions MMA at BodyPower India Expo

Report by AIMMAA (All India Mixed Martial Arts Association) The BodyPower India Open MMA Championships was held in Mumbai, India, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon on the 21st & 22nd March. Participants from 8 states of India as well as International fighters from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast and…

IMMAF on the Move: Italian MMA – Interview

Italy has seen the legendary gladiators of centuries past fighting for honour and glory at the Colosseum. It’s no wonder that nowadays the “Federazione Italiana Grappling MMA” (FIGMMA) is working hard to create a new breed of champions; men and women who also seek victories at the arena, but using…

German MMA Amateur Championships

Last Saturday 14th March, the first German MMA Amateur Championships to be sanctioned by the German Mixed Martial Arts Federation (GEMMAF) took place in Großostheim. About fifty athletes came to take part in the championships, which resulted in four big winners: Hagen won Kreiblich of Next Level MMA won in the 65,8kg weight…

IMMAF on the Move: Finnish MMA – Interview

The Finnish MMA Federation (FMMAF) or “Suomen Vapaaotteluliitto ry” stands true to its motto, “Be humble and work hard”. Despite achieving two gold medals and a bronze through their first participation at the World Championships in 2014, Finland wants to achieve yet more in 2015. Their credentials are good, so watch this…

Italian Championship of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts 6

On Sunday 8th March, the 6th Italian Championship of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts event took place in Rome under the auspices of FIGMMA.  As every year, more than 200 athletes gathered to fight in the Italian championship; and to earn the opportunity to contend in the finals of the National MMA Team Trials on 16th and 17th April.…

PLMMAF: Update from Poland

UFC ANNOUNCES SUPPORT TO THE POLISH MMA FEDERATION During the recent press conference that took place ahead of the very first, historical UFC event in Poland, “UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2”;  UFC Senior Vice President and General Manager for the EMEA, David Allen, formally welcomed PLMMAF official, Pawel Harasim. During…

Ulster Amateur MMA Launches Novice Tournaments

Reported by Danny Corr of the Ulster Amateur MMA Association. See below for event photo gallery On 28th February, the Ulster Amateur MMA Association launched the first in its series of Junior and Novice tournaments and the result was outstanding. Over 80 competitors ranging from juniors to seniors descended on the…

Czech MMA Joins IMMAF

(London. March 17th 2015) The Czech Association of Mixed Martial Arts or Česká asociace smíšených bojových umění (MMAA) is the latest organisation to join the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), as it continues its global expansion. The Czech Association of Mixed Martial Arts (MMAA) was founded in September 2012 by…