Top European middleweight Rostem Akman reveals decision to turn pro

Two-time IMMAF European Open champion Rostem Akman has announced his decision to become a professional MMA competitor, the news was first reported by MMAViking.com. This year the Swedish standout solidified himself once again as Europe’s top Amateur Middleweight by retaining the IMMAF European Open title at the 2016 European Open Championships…

#2016IMMAFEuros: Defending champion Akman meets Thorleifsson in 185lb quarter-finals

Pictured: Rostem Akman (Sweden, blue) vs. Danielle Dell’Otto (Italy, red) 2016 IMMAF EUROPEAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2fbYaJE IMMAF’s defending European Open Middleweight champion Rostem Akman secured victory to advance to the quarter-finals today, November 23, at the 2016 European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Taking place at Prague’s Arena…

2016 World Championships: 2015 Champion Will Starks edges through first round via split-decision

Defending IMMAF Welterweight World Champion Will Starks (18-1) edged through his opening bout of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships, via split decision, after going the distance with Denmark’s Danny Mathiasen (8-1) at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Starks vs. Mathiasen kicked off the 170lb Welterweight…

Rostem Akman: ‘Winning IMMAF medal felt like the Olympics’

Swedish amateur middleweight Rostem Akman may be the perfect example of what the IMMAF’s amateur platform is all about; a competetive grass roots developmental scene where you are not defined by your losses, perhaps not even by victories, but in your display of patience, progression and dedication to being an…

Akman claims European Gold after first round exit in Vegas

Picture, left to right: Marius Hakonsen (Silver), Rostem Akman (Gold), Asterio Lucchesini (Bronze), James Duckett (Bronze). The life of an amateur Mixed Martial Artist is far removed from that of a professional striving for their route to the sport’s pinnacle. As an Amateur MMA contender, athletes are gifted the opportunity to…