Conor McGregor congratulates Lee Hammond on Amateur MMA World Championships Triumph

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Former two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor took to Instagram to congratulate SBG Ireland team mate Lee Hammond on winning his 2018 Senior Amateur MMA world title. Hammond, age 21, returned to the international amateur platform a year after withdrawing suddenly from the 2017 IMMAF World…

#2016IMMAFEuros Fight of the Day: Khan threatens but Hammond takes points win

Pictured: Lee Hammond (blue, Ireland) vs. Abbas Khan (red, Pakistan) The Republic of Ireland’s Lee Hammond advanced to the final 16 of the Men’s Lightweight tournament at the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The 20-year-old SBG Ireland product faced off against Pakistan’s Abbas Khan in the…

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Former European Open medallists in action this weekend

Four IMMAF Amateur veterans of the Irish and Icelandic National teams, including 2015 European Open champions, are in action this weekend on Saturday, July 30, in Liverpool, UK. Representing Iceland’s Mjölnir MMA, Amateur Featherweight competitor Bjarki Omarsson (6-4) will compete for the Shinobi Amateur Featherweight title, taking on Englishman Rob Zabitis…

IMMAF veteran James Gallagher signs with Bellator

2015 IMMAF World Championships veteran James Gallagher has seen his professional career fast track to the USA’s no.2 promotion, Bellator MMA. James Gallagher (3-0) has come to terms with Bellator on a new contract, MMAFighting.com reported yesterday. Originally from Northern Ireland, now fighting out of Dublin, Gallagher took part in…