Russian MMA Union Announces Plans for Women’s MMA Development
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 the nation each year in a bid to reach the national championship finals, in what is the world’s most extensive domestic competition circuit for amateur mixed martial artists.
“For the first time, women will take part in the Russian MMA Championship,” Radmir Gabdullin announced, President of the Russian MMA Union. National finals set to take place from 2-6 May in Moscow.
He added, “One of the main areas of work of the united international federation (IMMAF – WMMAA) is the way to recognize MMA as an Olympic movement. To follow the Olympic Charter, one of the criteria of which is gender parity of sports. Therefore our task is to create in Russia training and competitive conditions for female athletes.
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