UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm likely to be most tested MMA match-up in history

Pictured: Cris Cyborg (left) and Holly Holm (right) face off at the UFC 219 weigh ins. By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Last year’s momentous UFC 219 headliner: Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm, for the UFC featherweight world title, holds claim to likely being the most tested bout in MMA history under USADA Anti-Doping. 32-year-old Brazilian Cristiane Justino, commonly known as ‘Cyborg’, defended […]

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IMMAF Junior Championships (U21s): The next step in talent development

2018 will see IMMAF begin to implement its groundbreaking, regulated youth competition platform. This begins in June when the 2018 European Championships coincides with the European Youth Open (17-23 June)  – the first event of its kind.  The historic new direction continues in September as China hosts the 2018 Asian Open Championships in Beijing, alongside the inaugural IMMAF Junior MMA World […]

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UMMAF board member Matt Hughes receives emotional homecoming at UFC St. Louis

Pictured above: Former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes (left), UMMAF President Frank Babcock (centre), UFC Hall of Famer Frank Trigg (right). By Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier professional MMA organization in the world and IMMAF partner, kicked off its 25th year of operation last Sunday with its first trip to […]

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FIGMMA & NADO Italia: ‘The biggest anti-doping programme for pro MMA outside of UFC/USADA’

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Saverio Longo, President of the Italian Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts Federation (FIGMMA), believes that his country’s national governing body for MMA is showcasing the best anti-doping programme for professional MMA outside of the groundbreaking UFC-USADA partnership. In recent months FIGMMA has informed IMMAF of three pro level anti-doping violations and subsequent suspensions for athletes competing […]

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The inaugural Oceania Open will be the start of another regional legacy

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran The region of Oceania will host its first international IMMAF championships in March when Australia launches the 2018 Oceania Open Championships in Melbourne. For back-to-back years the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia (IMMAFA) has staged its annual national championships in collaboration with the Arnold Sports Festival, the biggest multi-sport event in the nation. […]

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