Athletes & Teams Confirmed for IMMAF – WMMAA Asian Open

Eleven nations have registered to compete in the first unified IMMAF – WMMAA Asian Open Championships of Amateur MMA, which takes place in Bangkok from 1 to 4 May 2019.  Of these, seven participating nations are from Asia, including Bahrain, China, India, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Thailand.  Four further nations from outside the continent will…

Ukraine MMA Federation Invites Kerrith Brown and Marc Goddard for Assessment of Governing Standards

Director of Regulatory Affairs Marc Goddard joined IMMAF President Kerrith Brown in Kiev, as the nation’s MMA Federation completed its 2019 national amateur championships. Their visit came following invitation from the Ukraine MMA Federation requesting assessment of national commissioning standards in accordance with the latest requirements under IMMAF – WMMAA, the unified international governing body. “When…

Norway MMA Federation Achieves Government Recognition

Pictured: Norway’s Camilla Mannes received her silver medal from MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran [London. 5 April 2019] The Norwegian MMA Federation (NMMAF) has confirmed the groundbreaking achievement of recognition for Amateur MMA under the Norwegian Sports Federation. IMMAF – WMMAA, the…

MMA Federation Responds to French Judo President on Legalisation of MMA in France

On Tuesday, the French Sports Minister, Roxana Maracineanu, announced her plans to legalise MMA in France. A call was made to other recognised martial arts to register their interest in housing MMA within their federations. On Wednesday, President of the French Judo Federation (FFDJA), Jean-Luc Rougé, a long standing opponent…

ÖSTERBERG MEETS ÖBERG FOR PRO DEBUT, ERIKSSON FACES VASTAMÄKI IN CLASH OF SWEDISH STANDOUTS

Pictured above: Anette Österberg (upper left), Elin Öberg (upper right), Frida Vastamäki (lower left),  Millie Eriksson (lower right). By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran National teammates Millie Eriksson and Frida Vastamäki will face off on May 4 under the banner of Excellence Fighting Championship in Sweden, headlined by Finland’s former IMMAF World and European silver medalist, Anette Österberg, making her pro debut against dangerous striker Elin Öberg. In…

INTENSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEST AWAITS RUSSIA’S AMATEUR MMA WORLD CHAMPIONS

By IMMAF.org lead writer: Jorden Curran Russia’s gold medal winning standouts of the 2018 IMMAF-WMMAA World Championships will face their first major test as reigning world champions, in the Russian MMA Union National Championships. For Russia’s world champion athletes, a new pressure awaits with automatic qualification granted to the national finals,…