Day 2 Recap: 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Asian Open

Kazakhstan’s momentum at the 2019 Asian Open sees the nation edge closer to officially topping the event’s medal table. Advancing via their semi-final triumphs, an incredible 12 Kazakh athletes progressed to Saturday’s gold medal showdowns. Recap the surprises of Day 1 HERE. As the dominant team in Bangkok, Team Kazakhstan…

2018 Recap: Gase Sanita Makes History as First Female to Win a Second Amateur MMA World Title

Pictured above: Gase Sanita competes at #MMAWorlds2018 wearing the official Green Hill gold kit for reigning champions   By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer Jorden Curran New Zealand’s Gase Sanita made history in 2018 as the first woman to win a second Amateur MMA world title, as she successfully retained the women’s lightweight gold medal…

New Zealand’s Gase Sanita Targets History and Second World Title

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran The cancellation of a professional debut has afforded New Zealand’s Gase Sanita the opportunity to make history at the world’s premier amateur MMA championships. Also following the postponement of China hosting the IMMAF Asian Open, the reigning women’s lightweight world champion was among the vast majority…

The inaugural Oceania Open will be the start of another regional legacy

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The region of Oceania will host its first international IMMAF championships in March when Australia launches the 2018 Oceania Open Championships in Melbourne. For back-to-back years the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA) has staged its annual national championships in collaboration with the…