UFC Renew Their Partnership With The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)
The world’s #1 mixed martial arts promotion have renewed their partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) according to a press release earlier today.
IMMAF launched back in 2012 to promote the development of amateur MMA and the promotion of safe practices for the sport worldwide.
Speaking via the press release today, UFC Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein spoke of his delight for the continued partnership.
“We are thrilled to renew our partnership and provide continued global support of IMMAF,” Epstein said. “IMMAF has done a remarkable job of promoting the sport of amateur mixed martial arts from a grassroots level and serving as a conduit for higher safety and regulatory standards. UFC is proud to further its alignment with IMMAF as they consistently produce top tier amateur events around the world.”
IMMAF President Kerrith Brown also provided the following comment.
“On behalf of IMMAF, I would like to thank both UFC and owners, Endeavor, for their continued support and commitment to the development of the sport of mixed martial arts at all levels,” Brown said. “UFC is renowned as the pioneer of modern-day MMA, and we are honored by this partnership which pays great tribute to IMMAF’s successes to date.”
IMMAF have hosted multiple regional amateur championships across the likes of Europe, Asia and Africa. They have also hosted 4 world championships to date with the last taking place in Bahrain in November of last year.
In 2018, IMMAF have announced multiple events with the 2018 IMMAF Africa Open Championships taking place on May 24-26 in Johannesburg, South Africa.