Youth MMA programme sees incredible results in Northern Ireland

Illustration: Graphic comparing reported attitudes of young people at the beginning and end of the Youth MMA project The Ulster Amateur MMA Association (UAMMAA) has reached the conclusion of its pilot youth MMA programme, “Fight to Unite”, and has reported inspiring results following an independent evaluation. The Fight to Unite pilot ran…

IMMAF officials certification course: Northern Ireland

Picture: UFC referee Marc Goddard briefs officials ahead of the practical assessment at an IMMAF certification course in Prague, Czech Republic. The next IMMAF international amateur MMA referees & judges certification course is scheduled to take place from Saturday, September 17th to Sunday, September 18th, 2016, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.…

Belfast City Council Backs Youth MMA Centre Of Excellence

Pictured: Leah McCourt takes Gold for Northern Ireland in the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships A unique and groundbreaking project for the world of MMA is nearing its final developmental stages in Northern Ireland. The project will see an MMA Centre of Excellence established in one of the most deprived areas…

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#WhereNowWednesday: Leah McCourt looks ahead to big 2016 super fight

2015 IMMAF European Open Championships Lightweight Gold medallist Leah McCourt would ‘love to fight the 145lb European winner’ Sanna Merta in her quest for more MMA experience. For #WhereNowWednesday, Northern Ireland’s McCourt recaps what she has been up to since taking Gold in Walsall, England. “I’m back to my routine, training…

Ulster MMA caps off sensational year via BBC Sports Personality

Northern Ireland’s Ulster Amateur MMA Association (UAMMAA) capped off a sensational 2015 campaign with special recognition from BBC Sports Personality of the Year who acknowledged the youth and community work of Ulster MMA Director, Danny Corr. British comedy icon Eddie Izzard, a patron of sports charity Join In, paid tribute to Corr who was a nominee…

Northern Ireland will ’cause major upsets’ at the IMMAF European Open

Picture: Carl McNally lifting the Ulster flag with victory on the opening day at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA Competing athletes at next week’s IMMAF European Open Championships can expect to meet a “serious force” in the form of Northern Ireland’s national amateur team, according to Danny…