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…

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…

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…

‘I hope it happens’: Cornelia Holm responds to being called out and why it’s no surprise

Pictured: Holm stares down Camilla Mannes in the finals of the 2016 IMMAF World Championships By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Sweden’s Cornelia Holm completed her eagerly awaited professional debut last October, at Cage Warriors 87 in Wales, grinding out Portuguese striking specialist Diana Filipa to secure maximum points for a unanimous…

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…