Athlete Health Remains at Risk Following House Bill 1388 in Missouri, USA; Local Combat Sport Events ‘May Go Out of Business Altogether’

By Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent The United State Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF,) headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA can no longer sanction amateur MMA in the state. Representative David Gregory’s House Bill 1388, also known as the “child safety and deregulation bill” according to The Missouri…

Benjamin Bennett: ‘Opponents at IMMAF World Championships were tougher than anyone I’ll face as a pro for at least a year’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran In the men’s welterweight division of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships, Benjamin Bennett won the gold medal for the United States. In June of this year, he completed a successful pro debut in Belfast where his domination resulted in a doctor stoppage under the banner of Brave 13.…

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Former IMMAF champ Jose Torres calls for UFC debut in home town Chicago

Pictured: Jose Torres triumphs at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA Written by Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent Chicago’s José Torres is quite simply one of the best examples of the benefit of IMMAF experience. Torres entered into MMA’s professional ranks with Titan Fighting Championships in 2016 after…

USA’s Darian Weeks enters the Oceania Open middleweight bracket

Pictured: IMMAF Amateur World Championships veteran Darian Weeks – photo by Jorden Curran By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Middleweight contender Darian Weeks (12-3) is set to represent the USA at IMMAF’s inaugural Oceania Open Championships, taking place from 16-18 March at the Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne. In early February, Weeks qualified for…

United States amateurs qualify for UMMAF national team 2018

Pictured: Chase Boutwell picks up his first international victory at last year’s IMMAF World Championships – photo by Jorden Curran Written by Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent Following a three-day national championship tournament held between February 1-3 in Boonville, MO, USA, the country now has its representatives put forward for…