South Africa’s Delano Human Relocates For Big Commitment to 2018 Amateur World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran. Next month 24-year-old heavyweight contender Delano Human rejoins the South African national team for the IMMAF-WMMAA Unified World Amateur Championships in Manama, Bahrain. As a fresh face on the international amateur platform, Human made his debut under the IMMAF banner at last year’s IMMAF World Championships.…

IMMAF Events Director praises example set by women as MMA officials

Pictured above: South Africa’s Chyrene Strauss officiates at FightStar Championships, the nation’s prominent developmental platform.  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran For IMMAF Events Director, Alistair Pettitt, the increased involvement from women at this year’s IMMAF Africa Open Championships was a distinguishable contribution to the event’s success. IMMAF, in conjunction with official…

Magomedov vs. Ndebele: The featherweight final with weighty implications

Pictured: Nkosi Ndebele (left), Abdulmanap Magomedov (right) By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Bouncing back from his first amateur defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s IMMAF World Championships, Bahrain’s Abdulmanap Magomedov today forced himself into the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open final. Employing his high-pressure top game, the defending champion stopped local hopeful Nathanial…

Nkosi Ndebele, the top South African amateur targets IMMAF Africa title

23-year-old Nkosi Ndebele (pictured) is South Africa’s pound-for-pound top amateur MMA competitor. In 2017, Ndebele claimed the IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Lightweight title, stopping Bahrain’s Nayef Fikey in the event finals via TKO. After facing a tough loss to Canadian John Nguyen at the 2017 World Championships, he has been on…

IMMAF Africa Open Can Be The Continent’s MMA Mecca

Above: 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Bantamweight Champion, Luthando Biko. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran As Africa’s biggest celebration of MMA’s grass roots, its flourishing youth and amateur talent, the IMMAF Africa Open Championships could soon see itself become a Mecca of the sport for the entire continent. The 2017 Africa Open sees the…

2016 IMMAF All Africa Open Championships

JOHANNESBURG, 29 AUGUST – 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is proud to announce in association with Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, which will take place from 29 August to 4 September 2016 in Johannesburg. Hosted and commissioned by…

2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships: What to expect

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is fast approaching the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Championships, in association with Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA), which will take place from 29 August to 4 September 2016 in Johannesburg. Hosted and commissioned by MMASA, South Africa’s national representative to IMMAF, the Championships…