If we are talking about the future of the women’s divisions of MMA, look no further than the IMMAF.
Their youth divisions for athletes under 18 have provided a secure environment to grow and learn. It also gives them an opportunity to prove their skills against others and win championships.
In the coming weeks we are highlighting some of these athletes.
Coming off a bronze medal finish in the IMMAF World Youth Championships in Bulgaria, 14 year old Allison Keenan is providing a vision of where USA’s female athletes are heading. She is training out of Kihon MMA in Desert Hot Springs, California under coach Eddie Bates.
Continue reading FUTURE STARS – Allison Keenan
The heavier female weights divisions will now have a solid platform to grow.
The IMMAF announced Tuesday they will open up the 155 and 170 women’s divisions starting with the European Open Championships of Amateur MMA, in Birmingham, England November 19 -22.
The decision comes after teams demanded the divisions to be added. The IMMAF also stated they could add a 105 division in the future if they get enough requests.
The IMMAF has become a platform to make amateur divisions worldwide and provide a regulatory body for those countries without one. The World Championship Tournament will take place in July 2016 in Vegas for the third year.
Those interested in taking part of the European Open can find details on the IMMAF website.