2019 Africa Open sees 52% Growth From Previous Year, Regulatory Director Marc Goddard Commends African Nations

The 2019 Africa Open Championships under IMMAF – WMMAA concluded on May 25 in Johannesburg. In comparison to record breaking events such as the European Open or World Championships, now regularly boasting over 300 competing athletes from across the vast IMMAF – WMMAA global membership, the Africa Open is recognized…

Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation and prejudices surrounding use of the caged competition area and aspects…

IMMAF Judges & Referees Course: Luxembourg

The Luxembourg MMA Federation (FLMMA) is to host the next IMMAF Certification Course for officials. Conducted by IMMAF Regulatory Committee member and UFC referee, Marc Goddard, the international level course provides valuable theoretical and practical training for experienced MMA officials. Those who successfully complete the course will progress to earn…

Referees & Judges Certification Course: Bogotá, Colombia

Colombia’s national representative to IMMAF, Asociación Colombiana de Artes Marciales Mixtas (OCAMM), will host IMMAF’s official 2-day certification course for referees and judges in the city of Bogota, conducted by course leader Marc Goddard. Participants gain valuable theoretical and practical training. Those who successfully complete and pass the course will gain…

Marc Goddard: Unifying IMMAF & ABC in certification of MMA officials

Renowned MMA referee and head of the IMMAF Technical Committee, Marc Goddard, shared insight on recent developments with the USA’s Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), who he explains have expressed an interest in developing further education and certification for MMA officials, based on the official IMMAF certification courses designed and…