Russian MMA Union Announces Plans for Women’s MMA Development

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran The Russian MMA Union recently announced that new steps have been taken to actively develop home grown amateur talent among women. Until now, the sole focus of the government regulatory body has been in men’s MMA, and with world leading success as tens-of-thousands of athletes compete across…

UKMMAF Announces Biggest Women’s Team to Date for 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA Championships

Pictured above: IMMAF-WMMAA Junior World Championships gold medalist, Megan Morris By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week the UK MMA Federation (UKMMAF) confirmed the names of 10 women (6 seniors, 4 juniors) selected to represent the national team at IMMAF-WMMAA international amateur championships in 2019. The UKMMAF is confident of…

2018 Recap: Gase Sanita Makes History as First Female to Win a Second Amateur MMA World Title

Pictured above: Gase Sanita competes at #MMAWorlds2018 wearing the official Green Hill gold kit for reigning champions   By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer Jorden Curran New Zealand’s Gase Sanita made history in 2018 as the first woman to win a second Amateur MMA world title, as she successfully retained the women’s lightweight gold medal…

Medical Perspective on Pregnant Fighter Title Bout

Brazilian website Primeiro Round recently told the story of Brazilian strawweight fighter Kinberly Novaes who withdrew from an upcoming bout scheduled for Aug. 21 after difficulty with her weight cut lead the fighter to discover she was six months pregnant. Novaes then remembered that she had competed earlier this year…

Fedor on Women’s MMA Misrepresents the Sport

Recent comments on women’s MMA by Russian fight legend, Fedor Emelianenko, have grabbed the headlines over the past couple of days. The retired MMA heavyweight told British media outlet, Whoa TV,  that “women shouldn’t compete in MMA because this sport is for men. There are a lot of sports where women look like women…