Anja Saxmark return postponed due to injury

Swedish flyweight Anja Saxmark (pictured above) was due to return to IMMAF’s international amateur platform this year at the 2016 European Open Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. Saxmark established herself as a top contender at 125lbs throughout 2015, earning the silver medal at both the 2015 IMMAF World Championships and European…

France Update – Undemocratic Sports Minister Decree Bans MMA Rules

“MMA UNLIKELY TO BE AUTHORIZED IN FRANCE” Source: http://www.liberation.fr/ Translated from French article by Par Guillaume Gendron using Google Translate A ministerial decree sets new conditions for organizing public demonstrations of combat sports, taking care to exclude the popular but maligned MMA, in a move against the legalization awaited by fans.…

MMA Athlete Karl Amoussou Renounces French Nationality in Protest at Sports Ministry

Elite MMA athlete, Karl Amoussou, has today renounced his French nationality following a back-door decree by France’s Sports Minister on Sunday to disallow key elements of MMA competition, as reported by Onlike. The decree has come as a shock to the MMA community in France  since a parliamentary review of the sport has been underway…

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IMMAF Explains its Amateur Eligibility Criteria for MMA

In response to queries about eligibility criteria for athletes taking part in IMMAF Amateur MMA competitions, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has reconfirmed its position regarding its definition of Amateur Athletes.  Amateur MMA competition forms a key stage of IMMAF’s Progression Pathway for participants of MMA, as IMMAF works to implement safe…

Decision in IMMAF Doping Case – Jamie Herrington

(London. 25 October 2016) An independent tribunal appointed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has found that Ms Jamie Herrington from Canada, (Gold Medallist in the 145lb division), committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas. As result, a…

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Leah McCourt: IMMAF Championships are the biggest challenge for an amateur

There is less than five weeks to go until the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships, and reigning European Open and World champion Leah McCourt believes that international IMMAF competition is the greatest challenge for any amateur mixed martial artist. The 24-year-old Mother has become a role model for women in…

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IMMAF ANNOUNCES CUTMAN COURSES IN EUROPE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOE CLIFFORD

GRADE B AND C LEVEL COURSES IN LONDON AND BUCHAREST “The course addresses the need to educate seconds/ cutmen on appropriate corner care for fighters in treating minor injuries. Something that was previously shrouded in mystery, passed on through word of mouth, was seldom evidence based and endorsed the use…