McCourt vs. Fiorot, IMMAF world champions set for pro super-fight

Pictured: Manon Fiorot (left) and Leah McCourt (right) weighed in yesterday, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan (center). By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In what is a pro super-fight between former amateur standouts, IMMAF world championship gold medalists Leah McCourt and Manon Fiorot weighed in yesterday ahead of their Cage Warriors 94 bout…

Toncheva and McCourt, former IMMAF world champions secure medals at IBJJF No Gi world championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former IMMAF world champions Aleksandra Toncheva and Leah McCourt were in action over the weekend, competing at the World Jui-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championships on 16-17 December in Anaheim, Californian, USA. The golden duo of amateur MMA met for the first time since the 2016 IMMAF…

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IMMAF champion Leah McCourt gets pro debut opponent

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Following months of speculation full details are now confirmed for the professional MMA debut of IMMAF World and former European Open amateur champion Leah McCourt. Standout European promotion, Cage Warriors Fighting Championships, revealed that Northern Ireland’s McCourt will face former Olympic judoka, 31-year-old Rizlen Zouak. The French…

Smajic becomes first Men’s competitor to win IMMAF gold in two weight divisions

Sweden’s Irman Smajic became the first Men’s competitor to win a championship gold medal in two separate weight divisions when he triumphed at the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Smajic, who had previously earned European Open silver as a Heavyweight (-265lbs) in both 2015 and 2016, achieved his…

265lb World Champion joins 19-year-old prodigy in European Open Super-Heavyweight bracket

Pictured above: IMMAF World Heavyweight Champion Irman Smajc  Amateur Super-Heavyweight Atanas Krastanov (pictured below, right) emerged at last year’s IMMAF European Open Championships and took home the gold medal at just 19 years of age. The 280lb Bulgarian returns this year to defend his title on home soil at the 2017…

Northern Ireland set for 2016 European Open; IMMAF Champion Meets Conor McCgregor at UFC Belfast

Pictured: Northern Ireland’s Leah McCourt (blue shorts) defeated Finland’s Mia Isola (red shorts) in the Women’s Lightweight final of the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships Northern Ireland are set for next week’s 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships taking place at the Arena of Sparta in…

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Leah McCourt: IMMAF Championships are the biggest challenge for an amateur

There is less than five weeks to go until the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships, and reigning European Open and World champion Leah McCourt believes that international IMMAF competition is the greatest challenge for any amateur mixed martial artist. The 24-year-old Mother has become a role model for women in…

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Leah McCourt: An inspiring story for Northern Irish MMA

She was one of the biggest Amateur stars of the 2015 IMMAF European Open. Leah McCourt continues her inspiring journey, balancing sport and motherhood to once again capture Gold. McCourt claimed Northern Ireland’s only Gold medal last November. A strong Judo background definitive of her domination. Regardless of her recent…