On Monday afternoon, it was revealed the United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UMMAF) will regulate the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA during UFC International Fight Week, under the regulation of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

UMMAF is the exclusive representative for the USA under the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), responsible for the governance of Amateur MMA under the rules of state athletic commissions. As part of its remit, the organization will oversee IMMAF international officials working on the event.

“The UMMAF is working diligently with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to make the 2015 Amateur MMA World Championship even bigger and better, with its many highly qualified members, to assure the proper running of this prestigious event,” stated UMMAF President Frank Babcock.

“I am pleased to confirm that all agreements are now in place for IMMAF to progress with UMMAF as its national Amateur governing body in the organisation of the 2015 IMMAF World Championships, in partnership with promotion Tuff-N-Uff,” added IMMAF CEO Densign White. “Last year the collaboration led to a successful inaugural event which has laid the foundation for many years to come. We look forward to further developing IMMAF international competition, hand in hand with UMMAF, in the United States of America.”

The highly anticipated competition is currently set to return to Las Vegas for its second year and will take place from 6 to 11 July, culminating at the UFC Fan Expo. It is expected to broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS.


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