Review of IAPA Shadow Sanctioning & UKMMAF Meeting at UFC Dublin

On October 24 the UFC showcased another standout event in the heart of Ireland at Dublin’s 3Arena. Throughout the Fight Week leading to Oct.24, the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) were present to overview the governing procedures as part of a shadow-sanctioning agreement. The UFC is known to self-regulate in a number of…

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IMMAF meets with UFC anti-doping expert Jeff Novitzky

During the recent UFC Fight Week in Dublin, Ireland, IMMAF and UFC heads met to discuss the development and implementation of anti-doping procedures in professional and amateur MMA. Those in attendance included UFC Vice-president of EMEA James Elliot, UFC Vice-president of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky, IMMAF’s anti-doping consultant Michele Verroken of Sporting Integrity,…

Hector Lombard spreads anti-doping awareness at HMMAF Amateur MMA event

The Hungarian MMA Federation (HMMAF) recently held a series of amateur bouts on October 24 in conjunction with the FITBALANCE Expo in Budapest (scroll down for fight gallery). UFC contender and former Olympic Judoka Hector Lombard was in attendance at the 2015 Hungarian Fight Championship Series, as a guest of the HMMAF. The…

Injury postpones Tuukka Repo’s pro debut

Finland’s Tuukka Repo was sadly forced to withdraw from competing last week at “Cage 32” in Helsinki, Finland. The October 23 card was set to mark the professional debut of Repo, an amateur veteran who claimed silver at July’s IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, USA. Repo achieved three impressive victories at…

IMMAF officials course comes to Bucharest, Romania

An additional IMMAF International Amateur MMA Referees & Judges Certification Course has been announced; scheduled to take place from Saturday, December 19th to Sunday, December 20th 2015 at the Club Sport “AGON” in Bucharest, Romania. Also read about the IMMAF International Amateur MMA Referees & Judges Certification Course in Arizona (USA),…

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GREENHILL BECOMES EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER FOR EUROPEANS

for the 2015 European Open Championships of Amateur MMA (London. 21 October 2015) The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is proud to announce Greenhill as its official equipment supplier for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA. Founded in 1964 as family business driven by a love…

MMA Considered by School Sports Federations in India

Yesterday, the national commissioner for the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association, Daniel Isaac, met with International School Sport Federation delegates (http://www.isfsports.org/). The meeting was facilitated through the School Games Federation of India and the Indian Olympic Association. While AIMMAA is fast developing as a national body for MMA in…

IAPA names Irish team ahead of IMMAF European Open

Following the completion of open tryouts at Dublin’s famed SBG Ireland headquarters, the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) have revealed the list of fighters who will represent the nation at this year’s inaugural IMMAF Amateur MMA European Open Championships. The event takes place 19-22 November in Birmingham, England. Subject to IMMAF clearance, IAPA…