World Champion in attendance at IMMAF qualifiers in Italy

On March 12 the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA) oversaw a preliminary qualification stage ahead of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. Taking place in Porto Azzurro under the banner of Storm FC, victorious athletes who successfully progressed to the next qualifying stage featured several IMMAF and 2015…

Marc Goddard Calls for Longer Time at Amateur Level for MMA Competitors

As the amateur mixed martial arts scene continues to grow around the world under the banner of  the IMMAF and its member nations, internationally renowned UFC referee and IMMAF Regulatory Affairs consultant Marc Goddard shared his hopes for the evolution and longevity of Amateur MMA. He expressed a strong desire to see fighters and coaches encouraged towards a…

Will Italy prove to have Europe’s most progressive amateur MMA team?

World Champion: Flyweight gold medal winner Micol DiSegni is victorious over Sweden’s Anja Saxmark in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships final. Italy surfaced as one of the most talked about nations following the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas this past July. With an impressive haul of medals in both…

IMMAF Champion DiSegni shines in pro debut

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] The 2015 IMMAF Women’s flyweight world champion, Micol DiSegni, claimed a one-sided unanimous decision victory to mark her professional MMA debut at EFC 44 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 3. In July, DiSegni earned the gold medal at this year’s IMMAF World Championships of…

IMMAF veterans Mlambo and Kavanagh complete impressive pro debuts at BAMMA 22

IMMAF Amateur World Championships veterans Frans Mlambo and Sinead Kavanagh (pictured) successfully made their transition to professional competition last weekend at BAMMA 22 in Dublin. The Irish duo were both in action this past July at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, USA as their team mate, Conor McGregor prepared…