Österberg Meets Öberg for Pro Debut, Eriksson Faces Vastamäki in Clash of Swedish Standouts

Pictured above: Anette Österberg (upper left), Elin Öberg (upper right), Frida Vastamäki (lower left),  Millie Eriksson (lower right). By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran National teammates Millie Eriksson and Frida Vastamäki will face off on May 4 under the banner of Excellence Fighting Championship in Sweden, headlined by Finland’s former IMMAF World and European silver medalist, Anette Österberg, making her pro debut against dangerous striker Elin Öberg. In…

Standout Nations Approach 2019 National Championships & Team Trials

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer Jorden Curran 2019 will mark the first full year of unified international championships under IMMAF and WMMAA. The level of competition is at an all-time high and the talent pool is deeper than ever before. In the coming months, nations worldwide will one-by-one complete national team selections for…

IMMAF World & European Champion Anna Astvik Announces Transition to Pro MMA

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer, Jorden Curran Over the last two years Sweden’s Anna Astvik established herself as leader of the women’s strawweight (115lb/52.1kg) division under IMMAF. This week, the reigning World and European champion was the latest international amateur standout to announce plans for a professional transition. Astvik first represented the Swedish…

Sweden’s fierce new welterweight sounds off: ‘I will become European champion, nothing less’

“I will become European champion, nothing less,” warns Robin Roos, the newest welterweight addition to Sweden’s national amateur MMA team. The unseeded challenger is set to represent Sweden this year as part of the Swedish MMA Federation’s latest wave of talent progressing to the IMMAF platform. The 23-year-old earned his…

Swedish team leader reviews 2017: Another golden year for the world’s top ranked nation

Pictured above: SMMAF Swedish National Amateur Team 2017. 2017 was another golden year for Sweden, operating under the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF) as the world’s leader in international amateur MMA. Despite increased threat from the surging Bulgarian and Kazakhstan national teams; Sweden, the world’s no.1 ranked nation, further extended its…

IMMAF champion Cornelia Holm joins Intensiti Fighter Management

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran IMMAF World and European Open champion Cornelia Holm (pictured above, left) has confirmed to IMMAF.org a deal to link up with MMA athlete representatives, Intensiti Fighter Management. The exciting career move further highlights the pathway and opportunities that can open up for amateur mixed martial artists…

Smajic now P4P no.1: ‘I started training 4 years ago to lose weight, now I’m best in the world’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Heavyweight amateur contender Irman Smajic began his mixed martial arts training just four years ago when he decided it was time to fight obesity, weighing in excess of 300lbs. Today he is the number-1 ranked athlete in IMMAF’s official pound-for-pound rankings, following his latest gold medal…