Reign Championship Launch Amateur MMA Showcase in Dubai: ‘MMA in UAE needs to grow in a healthy direction’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Mixed Martial Arts is on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The glamour and excitement of the world’s fastest growing sport has captured the region’s attention, resulting in a growing appetite for an MMA scene. For newly established promotion, Reign MMA Championship, the…

European king Ryan Spillane commits to mastering heavyweight ranks at 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Ryan Spillane embodies all that the IMMAF platform aims to provide for developing mixed martial artists from a young age. He will be Ireland’s one to watch this year at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Championships. From an 18-year-old with a patchy record to being crowned European…

Leeds United Legend, Rep. of Ireland International Gary Kelly Sponsors Ciarán Clarke for Amateur MMA World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran As Ciarán Clarke prepares for the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA World Championships, he gave thanks this week to former Republic of Ireland international and Leeds United legend, Gary Kelly, who presented him with sponsorship in the lead up to the World’s premier competition for amateur mixed martial arts…

IMMAA announces provisional team of 15 Seniors, 8 Juniors for 2018 IMMAF European Championships

Pictured: Daryl Clarke earned bronze for Ireland at the 2017 European Open, competing in the Men’s bantamweight division. The Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA) has announced its provisional team to represent the Republic of Ireland at the 2018 IMMAF European Championships and Youth European Open, taking place from 17–23 June in…

IMMAA Coaching Licensing Course, level 1: Dublin

This level 1 coaches licensing course is hosted by the Irish MMA Association and is for IMMAA members only. Please contact IMMAA Secretary Deano Wade to make for payment and to join the course, via: deanoosullivan23@gmail.com

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McGregor photographer David Fogarty back in action at 2017 IMMAF World Championships

Above: 2016 IMMAF World Championships, Men’s flyweight podium from left to right – David Fogarty (Ireland, silver), Brayden Graham (New Zealand, gold), Fahad Abdulrazaq (Bahrain, bronze), Josh Neal (UK, bronze). By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran 27-year-old David Fogarty will be putting down the camera and picking up the gloves as he…

Ireland’s Hammond and O’Sullivan set to collide in domestic showdown

Above, from left to right: Irish national team mates Alexander O’Sullivan, Lee Hammond and David Fogarty. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Two of Ireland’s most promising young lightweight standouts will collide on August 19 as IMMAA national team veterans Lee Hammond and Alexander O’Sullivan face off for one of the Emerald…

Super September for Irish MMA regulation

Photo via Facebook: Ireland’s national amateur MMA team secured the highest total of podium finishes (6) in Las Vegas at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in July It’s been a historic month for the development of Irish MMA and the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA). While the Emerald Isle…