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…

‘One of the best strikers I’ve ever seen’; John Kavanagh on SBG product Asaël Adjoudj representing France at the 2018 Amatuer World Championships

Photo via Facebook: Asaël Adjoudj (left) alongside fellow SBG man Conor McGregor (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh describes Asaël Adjoudj as one of the best strikers he’s ever seen. So good, in fact, that the Irish MMA Association president was compelled introduce the 19-year-old…

MMA medical event today marks developments for the sport in Ireland

Safe MMA Ireland, the regional arm of volunteer medical advisory body Safe MMA, is hosting the third edition of it’s groundbreaking medical lecture series today, spearheaded by consultant neurologist Professor Dan Healy. Taking place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, today’s programme is as follows: CTE in MMA What it is, will…

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…

IMMAF to join regulation talks with Irish Sports Minister today

IMMAF CEO Densign White revealed yesterday that he is set to join discussions in progress with Irish Sports Minister, Michael Ring, about the regulation of MMA in Ireland, with a view to establishing recognition for the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA). Following the tragic death of professional Portuguese competitor Joao Carvalho, IMMAF issued a…

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JOHN KAVANAGH: “MMA REGULATION TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT ARE UNDERWAY IN IRELAND”

Coach John Kavanagh, President of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), has issued the following statement via his Facebook page today, confirming that meetings are underway with government officials to commence work in regulating the sport of MMA in the Republic of Ireland. The meetings have been called in the…

IMMAF President: ‘McGregor understands the importance of Amateur MMA’

Picture (from left to right): IMMAF President Kerrith Brown, UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and IMMAF CEO Densign White In early January IMMAF President Kerrith Brown and CEO Densign White were invited to lead a Judo class at Dublin’s world renowned SBG Ireland gym, home to UFC featherweight champion Conor…