Outcomes of the 2017 IMMAF General Assembly

IMMAF’s Ordinary General Assembly took place on Friday, November 17, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Manama, Bahrain, during the week of the 2017 IMMAF World Championships. Over 50 Representatives from the majority of IMMAF member nations came together for a morning of presentations followed by the afternoon General Assembly, beginning with activity reports and financial updates of the past […]

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IMMAF COMMENCES MERGER NEGOTIATIONS WITH WORLD MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION

Pictured: WMMAA President Vadim Finkelchtein at IMMAF World Championships Awards Ceremony with IMMAF Board Director Col. Al Khayyat At the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 2017 General Assembly in Manama on 17 November, IMMAF’s membership approved the commencement of negotiations with the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) for a proposed merger. Both organisations have applied to the Global Association […]

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2017 IMMAF World Championships: Final medal table

The 2017 IMMAF World Championships in Manama, Bahrain, served as the biggest event in the history of amateur MMA with more participants than ever before (over 250) representing 48 competing nations from all continents. 56 total medals (14 gold, 14 silver, 28 bronze) Notes: – 25/48 competing nations made it to the final podium. – 8 nations achieved at least […]

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BAHRAIN’S FIRST WOMEN MMA FIGHTERS: FATEMA BURESHAID & HEND REZK

Fatema Bureshaid Bureshaid and Hend Rezk became Bahrain’s first female MMA competitors at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships that concluded on Saturday 18 November in Manama. Bahraini supporters turned out in droves, and the near-deafening applause for the debutants created an electric atmosphere in the Khalifa Sports City arena, which played host to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s five-day, […]

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IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO RETURN TO BAHRAIN IN 2018

Pictured: Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad celebrates with Gamzat Magomedov on his winning of a gold medal for Bahrain The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s World Championships is set to return to Bahrain in 2018, as announced at IMMAF’s General Assembly on Friday 17 November. IMMAF’s annual, nation vs nation, amateur MMA tournament ended yesterday in Manama on a high. A […]

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