Category Archives: WMMAA

Promo video for WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile

Promo video for WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Promo video for WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile INFORMATION: www.WMMAA.org https://www.facebook.com/WMMAA-665064310170463/ www.youtube.com/user/TheWMMAA www.wmmaa-chile.com Twitter:  @theWMMAA Instagram: @worldmmaa...

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American Top Team partners with World MMA Association

American Top Team partners with World MMA Association FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Top Team partners with World MMA Association American Top Team (ATT) and World MMA Association (WMMAA), the largest MMA governing body organization in the world, have initiated a partnership including a USA National MMA team program, it was jointly announced this past Monday.  The alliance will foster and redefine amateur platforms, both in the United States and around the world, with the best amateur national MMA teams. “Our partnership with WMMAA forms a progressive bond with the most prominent MMA governing body,” said Shah Bobonis, of ATT.  “The WMMAA Pan-American Division has developed a stable of great 100-percent amateur national fighters with eight male weight categories and two female categories on their international rosters and a strong team behind the scenes. With this partnership, the two organizations will build an MMA cultural bridge that the...

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FITE TV announces television carriage deal for the WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships

FITE TV announces television carriage deal for the WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FITE TV announces television carriage deal for the WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships October 8-9 in Chile Go to FITE TV interview with host Jim “J.R.” Ross and WMMAA Pan-American Division president Tomas Yu http://www.fite.tv/v/e8eb85ff83614a7c85ab1e13cd8edce6 NEW YORK, NY  (August 26, 2016) — FITE TV, in conjunction with the World MMA Association (WMMAA), announced today that it will be broadcasting the inaugural WMMAA Pan-American Division Championships live on FITE TV starting with the preliminary matches Saturday, October 8, and the final Sunday October 9, 2016. FITE is a television network, via a downloadable app, that specializes in all things fighting, including boxing, wrestling, MMA and Martial Arts.  FITE is a free app that is available for download at the Google Play or iTunes app stores. On Oct. 8-9, the...

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WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile

WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE History making WMMAA Pan-American Championship Oct. 7-9 in Santiago, Chile MONTE CARLO, Monaco (August 18, 2016)- History will be made October 7-9 when Chile hosts the inaugural World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Pan-American Championship – CHILE 2016 — in Santiago. Initiative on MMA as a sport will build on the well-earned reputation of previous martial arts history in terms of addressing, sharing and discussing significant developments and social advancements that will impact the future of MMA. CHILE 2006 attendees will have an opportunity to receive unique and powerful insights into the new era of MMA. The WMMAA Pan-American Division is known for its broad, multi-disciplinary approach and stellar lineup “The primary goal of CHILE 2016 is to make a social impact, creating awareness around the powerful influence of martial arts among youths,,” said Tomas Yu, President of the WMMAA Pan-American Division,...

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Kazakhstan dominates World MMA Association 2016 Asian Championships

 Kazakhstan dominates World MMA Association 2016 Asian Championships    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MONTE CARLO, Monaco (August 12, 2016)- Kazakhstan dominated the recent second annual World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Asian Championships, capturing top honors in five of seven  weight classes, at the Hwasoon Culture and Sports Center in the Republic of South Korea. Individual Kazak winners were bantamweight Azama Markabayev, featherweightIsmail Geroyev, welterweight Goyti Dazaev, light heavyweight Eerkinbek Injel and heavyweight Mohmad Sulimanov. The other 2016 individual champions areKyrgyzstan lightweight Ilias Chyngyzbek Uulu and Uzbekistan middleweightNursulton Ruziboev. Individual team competition was held in accordance with the “Official Rules of Mixed Martial Arts Competition, subject to WMMAA approval. Including revisions, additions and clarifications of certain clauses.  Matches were held in accordance with the Olympic system including two third-places in each of the seven weight divisions. Following Kazakhstan in the final team standings were, in order, South Korea and Kyrgyzstan.  See below: Final...

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Vadim Finkelchtein: “The Emelianenko-Maldonado situation is getting ridiculous”

Vadim Finkelchtein: “The Emelianenko-Maldonado situation is getting ridiculous” For Immediate Release   Vadim Finkelchtein: “The Emelianenko-Maldonado situation is getting ridiculous” MONTE CARLO, Monaco(July 28, 2016)- World MMA Association (WMMAA) Vadim Finkelchtein has gone public to explain the recent WMMAA decision regarding Team Maldonado’s appeal, which resulted in the change of the official Fedor Emelianenko–Fabio Maldonado fight result to a draw, in addition to terminating its Head of Judges, Radmir Gabdullin.   WMMAA president Vadim Finkelchtein   Vadim, talk us through the appeal process. Why did you accept it in the first place since Russian MMA Union rejected Maldonado manager’s appeal?   VF: “Everyone could see what was going on in the media and MMA community after the bout. Being the founder of both the Russian MMA Union and World MMA Association, I received tons of messages and calls from people demanding an explanation about how it was possible for Russian MMA...

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WMMAA terminates head of judges Radmir Gabdullin

WMMAA terminates head of judges Radmir Gabdullin For Immediate Release   WMMAA terminates head of judges Radmir Gabdullin MONTE CARLO, Monaco(July 20, 2016)- The World MMA Association (WMMAA) has terminated its Head of Judges, Radmir Gabdullin, due to his imprudence, inexperience, and technical inability to evaluate Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the professional sector. Regarding recent statements that he recently made in the Russian press, Gabdullin expressed himself disrespectfully to other colleague judges, WMMAA Board member Alexander Engelhardt and the Association itself, as Worldwide WMMAA President Vadim Finkelchtein expressed, “One of the key factors of MMA is respect. This is a line we should and can never cross. That being said, it leaves me no other choice than to release Radmir Gabdullin from his function. We also severely advise that the Russian MMA Union do the same. (The Russian MMA Union is a full member of the World MMA Union.) “We are...

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WMMAA appeal review results in draw for June 17th Emelianenko vs. Maldonado fight

 WMMAA appeal review results in draw for June 17th Emelianenko vs. Maldonado fight For Immediate Release   WMMAA appeal review results in draw for June 17th Emelianenko vs. Maldonado fight MONTE CARLO, Monaco(July 15, 2016)- The World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) has issued an announcement regarding an appeal recently filed by Stefano Sartori, manager of Brazilian fighter Fabio Maldonado, to reassess the result of his June 17th fight with Fedor Emelianenko, which headlined Fight Nights Global 50 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. WMMAA General Secretary & Senior Vice President Alexander Engelhardt (pictured to right) has declared that Emelianenko vs. Maldonado, which was originally ruled a majority decision victory in favor of Emeliananko, officially be changed to a draw. Team Malondado’s appeal to the WMMAA was filed claiming a conflict of interest because all of the judges are employed by the Russian MMA Union, of which Emelianenko serves as president, as well as for the initial...

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Chile to host inaugural WMMAA Pan-American Championship

Chile to host inaugural WMMAA Pan-American Championship PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Chile to host inaugural WMMAA Pan-American Championship MONTE CARLO, Monaco (June 3, 2016)- The World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA), Pan American Division has appointed Chile to host the inaugural Pan American championship October 7-9 in Santiago, Chile. “We chose Chile for political, economic and social stability,” saidTomas Yu, President of the WMMAA Pan-American Division.  “In Latin American, context of things were not going very well, and our decision was to appoint Chile to organize it.  We had a tremendous turnout and the WMMAA PANAM was more than well received.” Yu recently made the official announcement of Chile being the newest WMMAA member, as well as host of the 2016 Pan-American Championship during his visit to Santiago this week. Seven-time MMA champion Eric “The Tiger” Castaños, who accompanied Yu, was appointed Honorary President of the Chilean MMA...

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World MMA Association represented at recent ground breaking Bellator Oktagon in Italy

World MMA Association represented at recent ground breaking Bellator Oktagon in Italy PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release World MMA Association represented  at recent ground breaking Bellator Oktagon in Italy MONTE CARLO, Monaco (May 2, 2016)- The World MMA Association (WMMAA) was well represented by Senior Vice President Alexander Engelhardt at the recent ground-breaking event,  Bellator Oktagon, at Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. Bellator Oktagon was a co-promotion between Bellator MMA and Oktagon Kickboxing, featuring MMA and kickboxing fights. In addition to watching Bellator’s first event ever held outside of the United States, productive meetings were held in private Italian lounges during a three-day stretch between many of the greatest worldwide exponents in the MMA sports industry, including Engelhardt, UFC Hall-of-Famer Royce Gracie and Oktagon Kickboxing president  Paulo Biotti. Engelhardt has been a driving force in terms of promoting MMA, as well as Combat Sports in general, to help bridge the...

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