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IMMAF–WMMAA Pan American Open Championships 2019, BAHAMAS

Pan American Open Championships. ATHLETE REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY! London, Feb 19, 2019: Athlete registration opens today for the 2019 IMMAF- WMMAA Pan American Championships of Amateur MMA (Pan American Open Championships). Hosted by national federation, Empire Mixed Martial Arts Bahamas, the tournament schedules to take place from 15 to 18 May 2019

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MMA governing body decides on no head strikes for under 18s competition

London, Feb 18, 2019: The unified global governing body for MMA (mixed martial arts), IMMAF – WMMAA is proud to announce the publication of its Mixed Martial Arts Unified Rules for Youth Competition (no head strikes). The Under 18s rule sets were approved on Saturday by the Board ahead of the inaugural

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Rejection of MMA bid for sport recognition

London Feb 5, 2019: IMMAF – WMMAA President Kerrith Brown has commented on yesterday’s rejection of MMA’s application for Observer Status by the Global Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF), following a two-year process (Rejection MMA bid). ‘Observer Status’ forms a marker on the pathway to official sport recognition, referred to by

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IMMAF – WMMAA 2019 Asian Open Moves To Thailand

London, Jan 22, 2019: The 2019 IMMAF- WMMAA 2019 Asian Open Championships is moving from China to Thailand, it was announced today, to be hosted by the Thai Mixed Martial Arts Federation in Bangkok. The new 2019 event dates will announce shortly. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown said: “We are hugely grateful to

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India vs Pakistan rivalry set for new chapters in Brave

Jan 10, 2019: The New Year has barely started, but Brave athletes are already looking for fights (India vs Pakistan rivalry) . One of the biggest stories of 2018 was the rivalry between the promotion’s Indian and Pakistani fighters. And athletes from both countries are looking forward to renewing the rivalry in

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SAFE MMA achieves charity status

By Izzy Carnwath, London Dec 24, 2018: Voluntary medical organisation, SAFE MMA, has been recognised as a charity by the The Charity Commission in the United Kingdom, and was entered onto the Register of Charities on 19 December 2018 (SAFE MMA achieves charity). Background: Founded in 2012, the SAFE MMA project was

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Najam Khan overcomes odds to fight his first bout overseas

By Hari Bhagirath, Bahrain, Dec 17, 2018: Najam Khan made it to the headlines when he won an inspiring bout at Brave 17 hosted in Lahore, Pakistan in the final seconds of the final round. Najam Khan overcame polio at a very young age which made it hard for him to pursue

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IMMAF – WMMAA to launch MMA Cadet and Pre-Junior Rule sets for 12 – 17 year old

London, Dec 09, 2018: Unified world MMA governing body, IMMAF – WMMAA is proud to announce the completion and forthcoming publication of its of Pre-Junior and Cadet MMA Rules for 12 – 17 year old (Cadet Pre Junior immaf). The announcement comes ahead of the 2019 IMMAF – WMMAA Cadet World Championships set

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Stars out in force for penultimate event of the season in judo’s homeland

Osaka, Nov 23, 2018: The Osaka Judo Grand Slam 2018, the fifth and final Grand Slam of the season, will grip the world from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November at the Maruzen Intec Arena, Japan. After Grand Slam events in Paris, Düsseldorf, Ekaterinburg and Abu Dhabi, the IJF World Judo Tour

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IMMAF- WMMAA, release 2019 Championships & events schedule

London, Nov 21, 2018: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) are proud to unveil their proposed, unified championships and events schedule for 2019 (2019 AMATEUR MMA SCHEDULE). There will be championships on every IMMAF- WMMAA continent including Pan America again, with an event in