ABC unanimously approves additional weight classes for MMA

Above: From 2013-2015 Conor McGregor made the difficult weight cut to compete in the UFC 145lb featherweight division By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Reports have today confirmed that on July 26 the USA’s Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) voted unanimously to approve the introduction of four extra weight classes for mixed martial arts. The ABC, who set the […]

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Shannon Knapp: Watch out, Davíðsdóttir could go all the way

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Iceland’s Sunna ‘Tsunami’ Davíðsdóttir (pictured above) continues to grow in popularity as she ascends the strawweight ladder of Invicta Fighting Championships; now 3-0 as a professional mixed martial artist. Davíðsdóttir’s time as an amateur competitor was short yet impactful as she entered the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships as a relative newcomer representing the Iceland national team […]

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IMMAF Africa Open Can Be The Continent’s MMA Mecca

Above: 2016 IMMAF Africa Open Men’s Bantamweight Champion, Luthando Biko. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran As Africa’s biggest celebration of MMA’s grass roots, its flourishing youth and amateur talent, the IMMAF Africa Open Championships could soon see itself become a Mecca of the sport for the entire continent. The 2017 Africa Open sees the competition return to Johannesburg from 28 August to 2 September, […]

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Joe Duffy Highlights USADA Anti-Doping as a reason for UFC Return

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last week MMAFighting.com reported that professional MMA standout Joseph Duffy had signed a seven-fight deal to complete his UFC return. The Irishman had initially left the promotion earlier this year to test the waters of free agency following his unanimous decision victory over Sweden’s Reza Madadi on March 18 at UFC Fight Night in London. The […]

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Colombia Aims Big for 2017 IMMAF World Championships Team

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The Colombian Association of Mixed Martial Arts (OCAMM) is aiming for a major increase in its participation at this year’s 2017 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA. The recent OCAMM national championships event on July 8, in the high-altitude capital city of Bogotá, saw a first wave of athletes qualify for the 2017 IMMAF Worlds set […]

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