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…

Nkosi Ndebele, the top South African amateur targets IMMAF Africa title

23-year-old Nkosi Ndebele (pictured) is South Africa’s pound-for-pound top amateur MMA competitor. In 2017, Ndebele claimed the IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Lightweight title, stopping Bahrain’s Nayef Fikey in the event finals via TKO. After facing a tough loss to Canadian John Nguyen at the 2017 World Championships, he has been on…

2015 IMMAF Worlds silver medalist Serdar Altas reaches Africa Open final

Johannesburg, September 1st – Day 2 of the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships saw the completion of all semi-final bouts as we head towards the championship finals on Saturday, September 3, at the Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Amateur MMA championships takes place in association with national governing body Mixed Martial…

2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships: Day 1 Recap

Johannesburg, August 31 – The 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships kicked off today in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre. The Amateur MMA championships takes place in association with national governing body Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA). Day 1 of the #2016IMMAFAfricaOpen saw a clean sweep of…

2016 IMMAF All Africa Open Championships

JOHANNESBURG, 29 AUGUST – 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is proud to announce in association with Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, which will take place from 29 August to 4 September 2016 in Johannesburg. Hosted and commissioned by…

2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships: What to expect

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is fast approaching the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, in association with Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA), which will take place from 29 August to 4 September 2016 in Johannesburg. Hosted and commissioned by MMASA, South Africa’s national representative to IMMAF, the Championships…

IMMAF Officials Certification Course: South Africa

On January 30-31st internationally renowned UFC referee and IMMAF Regulatory Affairs consultant Marc Goddard will conduct an official IMMAF Certification Course for experienced officials, in collaboration with national IMMAF member Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA). We are proud to Inform all MMASA clubs that IMMAF will be hosting a Judges and Referee Certification…