AMATEUR MMA WORLD CHAMPION SHARAPUDIN MAGOMEDOV WINS PRO DEBUT

Published on 2019-04-17
Russian athlete Sharapudin Magomedov completed a successful professional MMA debut in February, three months removed from his gold medal triumph at the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA Amateur World Championships. Bantamweight competitor Magomedov secured a ......


PROMOTER KARL KELLER TALKS REIGN MMA & THE AMATEUR SPORT: WHAT’S NEXT?

Published on 2019-04-14
Promoter Karl Keller is buzzing following the recent debut of Reign MMA Championship in Dubai; his enthusiasm down the phone is tangible. The event was “his greatest experience in years” and “a lot of fun”, which he believes is e......


IMMAF-WMMAA REACHES 100 LICENSED COACHES MILESTONE

Published on 2019-04-10
Pictured: IMMAF director of development Andrew Moshanov (center) alongside Austrian national team coaches, Michael Ettl (left) & Gerhard Ettl (right) Last week IMMAF-WMMAA reached the milestone of confirming the world’s first 1......


UKMMAF ANNOUNCES BIGGEST WOMEN’S TEAM TO DATE FOR 2019 IMMAF-WMMAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Published on 2019-04-05
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 surpassing the 2018......


FORMER WORLD SILVER MEDALIST HANNAH DAWSON RETURNS FOR 2019 OCEANIA OPEN

Published on 2019-04-01
Former World Championships silver medalist, Hannah Dawson, is set to return to the international amateur platform next month when her home nation, New Zealand, welcomes the Oceania Open Championships for the first time. Dawson earned the silver me......


IMMAF – WMMAA 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVES TO ROME

Published on 2019-03-27
[Pictured: New venue, the Pala Pellicone in Rome, set up for FIGMMA national MMA and grappling tournaments] MMA world governing body, IMMAF – WMMAA, has today announced the moving of the 2019 European and Junior European Championships from Belfas......


REIGN CHAMPIONSHIP LAUNCH AMATEUR MMA SHOWCASE IN DUBAI: ‘MMA IN UAE NEEDS TO GROW IN A HEALTHY DIRECTION’

Published on 2019-03-20
  Mixed Martial Arts is on the rise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The glamour and excitement of the world’s fastest growing sport has captured the region’s attention, resulting in a growing appetite for an MMA scene. For newly es......


AFRICA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURNS TO JOHANNESBURG

Published on 2019-03-17
World MMA governing body, IMMAF – WMMAA, announces the return of the Africa Open Championships to Johannesburg for 2019. Hosting the event for the fourth year running, Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) invites amateur MMA athletes from......


TEAM CANADA AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION JETT GRANDE REGISTER FOR PAN-AMERICAN OPEN

Published on 2019-03-15
  By IMMAF.org lead writer, photographer: Jorden Curran Canada is the first nation to complete registration for the first IMMAF – WMMAA Pan-American Open Championships, the national team set to depart for The Bahamas in May will f......


SOUTH AFRICA NEWS: TEAM TRY-OUTS & COACHES LICENSING COURSES COMING UP!

Published on 2019-03-13
IMMAF – WMMAA COACHES CERTIFICATION COURSE COMING TO GAUTENG, CAPE AND NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA) Mixed Martial Arts South Africa (MMASA) will be hosting the IMMAF – WMMAA Coaches Certification Course presented by Development Director, Dr An......