Winning Tradition: The USA continues living up to expectations through home grown amateur champions

Pictured: USA lightweight competitor, Quitin Thomas  By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran As the nation at the forefront of mainstream MMA, the USA is subject to interminable expectation for success. Despite competing among the highest level of amateur competition in the world, the USA national team has never…

IMMAF World Championships veteran Orlando Jimenez reveals he will run for office in Arizona, USA

Pictured above: Jimenez and Team USA coaches enjoy victory at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships By: Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent Veteran USA national team featherweight (145-pound) fighter Orlando Jimenez has now focused his attention on battling for good in the political arena. Jimenez, 34, was selected by the USA Mixed Martial…

Pro offers ‘pouring in’ for new IMMAF world champion Benjamin Bennett

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran “And the pro offers come pouring in, amazing offers,” IMMAF world champion Benjamin Bennett revealed on social media. At the 2017 IMMAF World Championships in Manama, Bahrain, Bennett earned the welterweight division gold medal and picked up five victories in the tournament…

Boutwell has the aura of something special ahead of 2017 IMMAF World Championships

Above, left: Chase Boutwell – 2017 UMMAF National Champion By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Since the inaugural championships in 2014 the USA has produced seven IMMAF gold medalists. Among these world champions, three athletes in particular have stood out, taking one step further beyond the pinnacle of their respective divisions.…

Olympic MMA would curb the number of premature athletes turning pro, says USA chief

Following IMMAF setting its sights on the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles for MMA’s debut, USA MMA Federation (UMMAF) director Ryan Brueggeman weighs in on what it would mean for the sport. Per UMMAF.org: Ryan Brueggeman has had a substantial background in wrestling and Martial Arts. Mr. Brueggeman enlisted in the United States Navy where he…

How UMMAF affiliate USFL will sanction youth MMA in the USA

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) announced on August 3 a new  partnership with affiliate body, the United States Fight League (USFL). The USFL is a sanctioning organization with the aim of getting youths involved in MMA and its predecessor, Pankration. Georgia’s Chase…

USFL Affiliates with UMMAF for Youth Development

Pictured Above: UMMAF National Director Ryan Brueggeman (left) UMMAF President Frank Babcock (center) and IMMAF CEO Densign White (right).  St. Louis, MO, August 3, 2017: The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) has proudly announced a new partnership with the United States Fight League (USFL) as its recognized sanctioning…

USA’s Scoggins Takes Gold at IMMAF Asian Open: ‘My only regret is not knowing about IMMAF sooner’

By Dane McGuire, U.S. Correspondent If the name Scoggins sound familiar, you are probably aware of current UFC fighter Justin “Tank” Scoggins (11-3 in MMA overall) or his brother, Jared “Psycho” Scoggins (6-1 in MMA overall,) who recently won his debut fight for the Legacy Fighting Alliance developmental promotion. However,…