UFC Stockholm Highlights Opportunity of Progression for Certified Referees & Judges Under IMMAF – WMMAA

UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith took place in Stockholm on June 1 as the World’s leading professional MMA organisation returned to Sweden. Once again overseeing the UFC’s regulatory processes was the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF), Sweden’s national affiliate to IMMAF – WMMAA and founding member of the International MMA…

After World Championships Upset Team Sweden Coach Discusses Adapting For 2019

Pictured above: Steam Sweden’s Robin Roos, Andreas Gustafsson Berg and coach Jörgen Hamberg – via SMMAF|Photography Viking. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The world’s number-one ranked nation in Amateur MMA will arguably host its most significant national championships in years as the Swedish MMA Federation begins preparations for its national team and…

Swedish MMA Federation confirms its national team for 2018

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Swedish MMA Federation has confirmed its 2018 team of  33 athletes who will represent the nation at IMMAF championships throughout the year. At IMMAF championship events, nations are permitted to register two athletes per weight bracket. Selection by SMMAF is based on results of the Swedish…

The journey of IMMAF champion Serdar Altas and why now is the time to turn pro

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran For Sweden’s Serdar Altas, it all came together in 2017. His ascent to the pinnacle of amateur MMA was years in the making following his international debut at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships. Age 23, the Men’s flyweight competitor and IMMAF triple…

SMMAF president: ‘Structure fuels the success of Swedish MMA’

Pictured above: Sweden’s 2016 IMMAF World Champions, from left to right – Gabriella Ringblom (Flyweight), Cornelia Holm (Bantamweight) and Irman Smajic (Heavyweight). Following completion of the 2016 IMMAF All Africa Open Championships in early September, Sweden’s national amateur MMA team has excelled at the summit of IMMAF’s international amateur rankings,…