Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation and prejudices surrounding use of the caged competition area and aspects of the sport’s ground game: working from the bottom position, […]

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IMMAF & WMMAA START AMALGAMATION OF NATIONAL FEDERATIONS

On 10 April, the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) announced an amalgamation for the global unification of the sport of MMA. Crucially this step is of key significance to MMA’s bid for sport recognition within the Olympic sport movement. Today WMMAA and IMMAF have reached out to their collective membership, to officially notify […]

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WMMAA Athletes Invited to IMMAF European Championships

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown has extended a historic invitation to World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) athletes to compete in two upcoming IMMAF European Championship tournaments in Romania, from 17 to 23 June: 2018 IMMAF Senior European Championships (18s+, European nationals only) 2018 IMMAF Junior European Open Championships (18s – 20s; U21s, all nationalities) The President’s invitation states: WMMAA participants will compete […]

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Hamza Zrira completes quartet of champions back for the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open

The 2018 IMMAF Africa Open Championships take place in South Africa this month, 24-26 May, returning to Johannesburg at the Brakpan Sports Centre. This year marks the biggest edition of the Africa Open to date, with increased participation among African nations and international competitors from beyond the continent including Australia, Bahrain and the USA. Among the lineup of competing athletes, four […]

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IMMAF CONTINENTAL EVENTS BECOME MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN EVER AHEAD OF 2018 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Pictured: 2017 European Open, Light-Heavyweight medallists – Gold: Anton Turkalj (Sweden), Silver: Kubaibergen Toleubayev (Kazakhstan), Bronze: Pawel  Zakrzewski (Poland), Bronze: Imad Hoayek (Lebanon). Since the event’s inception in 2014, the annual IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA have achieved continuous growth. In 2017, the IMMAF World Championships saw record participation numbers with 248 athletes in action from across 48 national […]

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