Swedish team leader reviews 2017: Another golden year for the world’s top ranked nation

Pictured above: SMMAF Swedish National Amateur Team 2017. 2017 was another golden year for Sweden, operating under the Swedish MMA Federation (SMMAF) as the world’s leader in international amateur MMA. Despite increased threat from the surging Bulgarian and Kazakhstan national teams; Sweden, the world’s no.1 ranked nation, further extended its lead atop the international IMMAF rankings. Sweden topped the medal […]

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Iceland’s Bjorn Lúkas reflects on thrilling form at IMMAF World Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran Iceland’s Bjorn Lúkas Haraldsson fiercely made his way to the finals of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. Despite missing out on the prestigious gold medal, Haraldsson paved his way with marvelous execution. Hailing from the small town of Grindavik, The 22-year-old Mjölnir MMA product entered this year’s IMMAF Worlds as a relative unknown […]

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IMMAF World Championships Finals: Athlete Awards

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Following the climax of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships, two standout gold medalists received additional honors awarded by the Bahrain MMA Federation (BMMAF), presented by Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Honorary President of the BMMAF. Recipients of the […]

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Ilir Latifi proud to be part of Team Albania at IMMAF World Championships

Pictured: UFC contender Ilir Latifi joins the Albanian team corner at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran While best know for representing Sweden as the #9 ranked Light-Heavyweight contender in the UFC, Albanian native Ilir Latifi was front and center as the nation’s home-grown prospects, under the Albanian Free Fighting Federation, secured medals on amateur MMA’s […]

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IMMAF welcomes Panama National Association of MMA

The National Association of Mixed Martial Arts Panama (ANMMA) is the latest nation to be officially announced as a member of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). Founded in 2014, ANMMA is an organisation that arose from the desire to promote MMA within Panamanian territory. Born out of an association of various clubs that practice Mixed Martial Arts across […]

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