The best amateur talent are once again in Bahrain to see who are the best in the world.
The International MMA Federation is currently holding its World Championships with over 50 females from over a dozen countries vying for titles in six weight classes. Champions have went on to the pros to some of the top organizations on the planet.
We will be updating results throughout the week. Continue reading 2018 IMMAF World Championships (Results Updated Daily)
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I have compiled amateur results over the years, but this has been the first time I have broken down the amateur stats.
It was popular demand and questions about the future health of the women’s divisions that got me to do this for the first year. We will dig into the weight divisions in part 3. I haven’t done this in past years because getting complete results for the amateurs was a hassle, as previously discusses in part 1. I suspect a dozen or so results have not been posted in the major databases, so with expect a small margin of error.
Since this is our first time, we can’t compare past years, but can at least compare the pro stats. Continue reading 2018 First Half Stats in the Women’s Divisions Part 2: The Amateurs
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The Nordic female competitors had a banner day in the finals at the IMMAF European championships in Bucharest, Romania on Friday.
Both Finland and Sweden took 2 golds and a silver a piece; with Sweden taking home both medals for strawweight. Continue reading IMMAF European Open Women’s Finals Results
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The finals are set for IMMAF European Championships.
There was two submissions in the women’s divisions Thursday. Some familiar names moving on including England’s Joanna Doyle and Germany’s Julia Dorny. Finland and Sweden sends three females to the finals each, with Sweden guaranteed gold at strawweight.
Here are the results from the semi-finals including highlights. Final round matches also posted below. Continue reading IMMAF Euro Champinships 2018 Results Women’s Semi-Finals
The opening rounds of the IMMAF Euros saw several highlights in the women’s divisions.
Two head kick knockouts, and one submission rounded out the finishes on day one for the women. Seven total matches in the female divisions happened on Wednesday.
Here are the results from day one, including highlights. Semi-final round matches also posted below. Continue reading IMMAF Euro Championships 2018 Results Women’s Opening Round
In what will be the first time Bahrain will see a female MMA fights, 53 women athletes from across 22 countries will competing for the IMMAF World Championship. Five champions will be crown in a six day tournament November 11-19.
Two countries will be sending representatives for the first time as Tunisia and the host country Bahrain will have athletes taking part.
The US has one lone representative in bantamweight Fotini Kandris.
The fight sill be streamed on the Bahrain tv app. We will have results throughout the week. Continue reading IMMAF 2017 World Championships Coverage
Many fighters dream of taking some time off to travel and train at different places. Joanne Doyle and her husband James just took their third annual trip to the United States to do just that.
We caught up with the Doyles in Las Vegas to talk about their travels.
Joanne, the IMMAF European featherweight champion, has been active this year with two wins in 2017 and hoping to keep her undefeated 6-0 record in tact as she faces Louise Hiller September 9th at Almighty FC in Leeds, England. Continue reading IMMAF champ Joanne Doyle’s US Trip Proves Fruitful
With the World Championships moving to the winter, the IMMAF European Championships has come a lot sooner this year.
In Sophia, Bulgaria, seventeen female fighters from 9 countries in four divisions will battle to be crowned the best amateurs in Europe. Among them is defending IMMAF European champion Cornelia Holm and 2016 Euro bronze medalists Chamia Chabbi, Ilaria Norciam, Anette Osterberg, and Arziko Bregu. Continue reading IMMAF European Championships 2017 Underway with 17 Female Fighters
Gina Carano will be honored April 20th at the Artemis Film Festival.
The former MMA fighter and current big screen star will receive the “Action Warrior Award”.
The festival is in its 3rd year and honors women’s action stars, stunt women, and documentary film makers that focus on real women’s stories. Continue reading Watercooler – King of the Cage, Invicta Expands Women’s Divisions; Gonzalez vs. Calvillo Announced
The IMMAF World and European strawweight champion eared another honor.
Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Toncheva takes on the WMMA Press Award for Amateur fo the Year.
The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.
Six journalists who voted on the award:
Toncheva (8-0) finished in all of her wins in 2016, and became a 2 time European champion for the IMMAF after aging her first World championship. This awards shiws how the female fighting world is expanding in its reach wit the help of the IMMAF. This is the third year in a row an IMMAF champion has won the award.
“Thank you everyone about the recognition!,” Toncheva told us after accepting the award. “I am very excited! Hope more women will compete and feel the beauty of this lovely sport of MMA.”
Toncheva will be making her pro debut at Rizin’s April 16th.
Congratulation Aleksandra Toncheva on winning the 2016 WMMA Press Award for Amateur of the Year.
The demand for female fights have grown.
More than 700 fights happened in the pro women’s divisions alone in 2016. Five Promotions were ahead of the curve and are nominated for this year’s award.
The WMMA Press committee is a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.
Six journalists will vote on the award:
This is the 7th year for the awards which sees the best in female fighting recognized.
Here at the nominees for the WMMA Press Award for Promotion of the Year.
- UFC (52 fights in 2016)
- Invicta (48 Fights in 2016)
- IMMAF (42 ammy fights in 2016)
- King of the Cage (38 fights in 2016 pro & ammy)
- DEEP JEWELS (24 Fights in 2016)
Some of the best amateur female talent have descended in Prague in the Czech Republic for the second annual IMMAF European Open.
Competitors from over a dozen countries will look to shine on the amateur’s biggest world stage. Several World and European champions will look to face a fresh batch of hungry fighters to gain medals and put their names on the international stage. Continue reading IMMAF European Open 2016 Coverage