UFC Stockholm Highlights Opportunity of Progression for Certified Referees & Judges Under IMMAF – WMMAA

UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith took place in Stockholm on June 1 as the World’s leading professional MMA organisation returned to Sweden. Once again overseeing the UFC’s regulatory processes was the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF), Sweden’s national affiliate to IMMAF – WMMAA and founding member of the International MMA…

IMMAF Events Director praises example set by women as MMA officials

Pictured above: South Africa’s Chyrene Strauss officiates at FightStar Championships, the nation’s prominent developmental platform.  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran For IMMAF Events Director, Alistair Pettitt, the increased involvement from women at this year’s IMMAF Africa Open Championships was a distinguishable contribution to the event’s success. IMMAF, in conjunction with official…

IMMAF Worlds showcases international officials

Picture: IMMAF officials team, 2016 World Championships. Earlier this month Las Vegas was turned into a hub for developing MMA talent as the 2016 IMMAF World Championships welcomed over 200 Amateur competitors from countries and continents around the world, contested from July 5th to July 10th, culminating at the UFC…

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#AskGoddard: Addressing Referee & Judges Controversy

Following the highly criticized late stoppage by referee Steve Perceval on March 20th at UFC Fight Night in Brisbane, Australia, where welterweight Neil Magny secured a third round TKO win over Hector Lombard, IMMAF.org takes at look at how referees may choose to address controversy. Filmed on the morning of…