In total there are 118 National Federations of the IMMAF, with their main responsibilities including:

  • Governing, managing and developing the amateur side of the sport; including offering coach and referee education, representing MMA in discussions with politicians and the sports community and protecting legislation that allows MMA to be practiced safely and legally in the country.
  • Handling an oversight of rules, regulations and safety by developing and communicating with the MMA community in their home nation.
  • Gathering MMA academies, teams and organisations to make them members of the National Federation and in turn giving them voting rights and a voice within the organisation.
  • Hosting National Championships and managing the selection of a national team to participate at IMMAF World Championships.
  • Reaching out to National Olympic Committees and Governments to get MMA nationally recognised within the sporting world.


There are 25 National Federations in the Pan America region, 27 in Asia, 44 in Europe, three in Oceania and 19 in Africa.

All nations or territories interested in becoming an IMMAF affiliate must fill out an application form in English through its website.


World Map

PAN AMERICA

Argentina – Argentine Association of Mixed Martial Arts and Contact Sports
President: Horacio Enrique
[email protected]

Aruba – Millard Academy
President: George Millard
[email protected]

Bahamas – Empire Mixed Martial Arts Bahamas
President: Kent L. Bazard
[email protected]

Barbados – Barbados Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Paul A. Forte
[email protected]

Belize – MMA Federation of Belize
President: Israel Vasquez
[email protected]

Bolivia – Bolivian Martial Mixed Arts Federation
President: Florencio Arteaga Laura
[email protected]

Brazil – Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission/Comissão Atlética Brasileira de MMA
President: Rafael Favetti,
[email protected]

Canada – Mixed Martial Arts – Canada
President: Dr Nikos Apostolopoulos
[email protected]

Cayman Islands
Under review

Colombia – Asociación Colombiana de Artes Marciales Mixtas
President:Jaime S. Barón Cuervo
[email protected]

Costa Rica – Federacion de Artes Marciales Mixtas
President: Alejandro Solano Rodriguez
[email protected]

Dominican Republic – Federation Dominicana de Artes Marciale Mixtas
President: Manuel Pagan Curiel
[email protected]

Ecuador – Ecuador Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Gorky Esteban Rodriguez Maldonado
[email protected]

El Salvador – Federacion Salvadoreña de Kickboxing & MMA
President: Carlos A. Betancourt
[email protected]

Grenada – Grenada mixed martial arts federation
President: Nikieta Henry
[email protected]

Guatemala – Asociación Guatemalteca de Artes Marciales Mixtas
President: Juan Carlos Ucelo
[email protected]

Guyana – Guyana Mixed Martials Federation
President: Gavin Singh
[email protected]

Jamaica – MMA Jamaica Sports Federation
President: Daniel Chacko-Wilmot
[email protected]

Mexico – Federacion de Artes Marciales Mixtas Equidad y Juego Limpio
President: Ubaldo Marroquin
[email protected]

Panama – Asociación Nacional de Mixed Martial Arts
President: Yariela Mendoza
[email protected]

Paraguay – Paraguayan Federation of Mixed Martial Arts
President: José Fernando Estigarribia Cristaldo
[email protected]

Puerto Rico – Federacion Independiente de Artes Marciales Mixtas de Puerto Rico
President: Orlando Sanchez Ruiz
[email protected]

Saint Martin – Sint Maarten Martial Arts
President: Marco London
[email protected]

St Lucia – St Lucia Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Thierry Augustine
[email protected]

Trinidad and Tobago – Trinidad and Tobago Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Jason Fraser
[email protected]

United States – United States Fight League
President: Jon Frank
[email protected]

Uruguay – Asociacion Uruguaya de Artes Marciales Mixtas Amateur y Profesional
President: Fernando Emilio Degregorio Llugdar
  [email protected]

Venezuela – Federación Venezolana de Artes Marciales Mixtas
Representative: Mauricio Alexander Delgado Cartaya
info.feva[email protected]

EUROPE

Albania – Albanian Free Fighting Federation
President: Arjan Rijaz
[email protected]

Armenia – MMA Federation of Armenia
President: Garegin Aghabalyan
[email protected]

Austria – Austrian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Gerhard Ettl
[email protected]

Azerbaijan – Azerbai̇jan Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Rovshan Gasanov
[email protected]

Belgium – Belgian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President:Ludovic Boulvin
[email protected]

Bulgaria – Bulgarian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Stanislav Nedkov
[email protected]

Croatia
Under review

Cyprus – Cyprus Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Stefanos Charalampous
[email protected]

Czech Republic – Czech Association of MMA
President: Michal Hamrsmid
[email protected]

Denmark – Danish Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Claus Mandal
[email protected]

England – English Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: Marc Goddard
[email protected]

Estonia – Estonian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Ott Tõnissaar
[email protected]

Finland – Finnish Mixed Martial Arts Federation
Chairman: Aleksi Kainulainen
[email protected]

France – Federation Francaise de Boxe
President: Dominique Nato
[email protected]

Georgia – National Federation of Universal Martial Arts
President: Giorgi Kabulashvili
[email protected]

Germany – German Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Clemens Werner
[email protected]

Greece – Panhellenic MMA Federation
President: Dimitris Dimitriou
[email protected]

Hungary – Hungarian MMA Federation
President: Gábor Kókai
[email protected]

Iceland – Iceland MMA Federation
President: Haraldur Nelson
[email protected]

Ireland –  Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: John Kavanagh
[email protected]

Israel – ISR Mixed Martial Arts Federation Israel
President: Ido Pariente
[email protected]

Italy – Federazione Italiana Grappling Mixed Martial Arts
President: Saverio Longo
[email protected]

Kosovo – Kosovo Miksed Martial Arts Federation
President: Besart Berisha
[email protected]

Latvia
Under review

Lithuania – Lithuanian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Mindaugas Smirnovas
[email protected]

Luxembourg – Fédération Luxembourgeoise de MMA
President: Miomir Vujovic
[email protected]

Malta – Malta Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: Karl Mifsud
[email protected]

Moldova – Moldovan MMA Federation
President:  Pavel Pocatilov
[email protected]

The Netherlands – Netherlands MMA Federation
President: Mikhail Mazur
[email protected]

Northern Ireland – Ulster Amateur MMA Association
President: Danny Corr
[email protected]

Norway – Norwegian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Henning Svendsen
[email protected]

Poland – Stowarzyszenie MMA Polska
President: Martin Lewandowski
[email protected]

Portugal - Federação Portugusea de Lutas Amadoras
President: Pedro Silva
[email protected]

Romania –  Romanian Kempo Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Amatto Zaharia
[email protected]

Scotland – Mixed Martial Arts Federation Of Scotland
President: Kieran Malone
[email protected]

Serbia – Serbian MMA Federation
President: Luka Nikolić
[email protected]

Slovakia – Slovakian MMA Association
President: Mgr. Ing. Marek Herda
[email protected]

Slovenia – MMA Slovenia,
President: Zlatko Mahic,
[email protected]

Spain – Federación Española de Lucha Olímpica y Disciplinas Asociadas
President: Angel Lopez Rojo
[email protected]

Sweden – Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Mans Nilsson
[email protected]

Switzerland – Federation Switzerland Mixed Martial Arts
President: Luigi Perillo
[email protected]

Turkey –  Turkey Combat Mixed Martial Arts Sport Association
President: Magomedmurad Alibekov
[email protected]

Ukraine – MMA League of Ukraine
President: Anton Blank
[email protected]

Wales – Mixed Martial Arts Cymru
President: Chris Rees
[email protected]

Asia

Afghanistan – Afghanistan MMA Federation
President: Baz Mohammed Mubariz
[email protected]

Bahrain – Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Mohammed A. Qambar
[email protected]

China –  MMA Department Of Chinese Boxing Federation
President: Han Jiuli
[email protected]

Chinese Taipei – Chinese Taipei Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: Yujen Huang
[email protected]

Hong Kong – Hong Kong MMA Federation
President: Andrew Wai Men Chan
[email protected]

India – MMA India – National Sports Federation
President: Sharif Bapu
[email protected]

Indonesia –  Indonesia Committee for Martial Art Sports
President: Anindra Ardiansyah Bakrie
[email protected]

Iran
Under review

Iraq – Iraq Champion Fighting Cage
President: Raad Jameel Abass
[email protected]

Japan – Japan Mixed Martial Arts Federation
CEO: Masakazu Sakai
[email protected]

Jordan – The Jordan Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Taher Hamdan
[email protected]

Kazakhstan – Kazakh National Public Union of Mixed Martial Arts
Director: Kurman Tileubayev
[email protected]

Kuwait – MMA Kuwait Association
President: Hamad Musaed Bader Al-Sayer
[email protected]

Kyrgyzstan – Republic Of Kyrgyzstan Federation Of MMA And Pankration
President: Ulukbek Omurzaakov
[email protected]

Lebanon –  Lebanese MMA Federation
President: Mohammad Dagher
[email protected]

Malaysia – Malaysia Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: Rashid Salleh
[email protected]

Mongolia – Mongolian Mixed Martial Art Federation
President: Pantii Gankhuyag
[email protected]

Nepal – Nepal National Martial Art Games Confederation
President: Sowyamvu Raj Dangol
[email protected]

Pakistan – Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan
President: Abid Jahangir
[email protected]

Philippines – Philippines Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Alvin Aguilar
[email protected]

Saudi Arabia – Saudi Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Abdulaziz Osama Julaidan
[email protected]

Singapore
Under review

South Korea
Under review

Sri Lanka – Mixed Martial Arts Federation Sri Lanka
President: Mohideen Mohamed Jainulabdeen
[email protected]

Tajikistan – Federation Of Mixed Martial Arts Of The Republic Of Tajikistan
President: Davron Juraev
[email protected]

Thailand – Thai Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Jitinat Asdamongkol
[email protected]

Turkmenistan – Turkmenistan National Martial Arts Federation
President: Ata Adayev
[email protected]

United Arab Emirates – UAE Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: H.E Abdulmunem Sayed Mohamed Al Hashmi
[email protected]

Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan MMA Association
President: Sherzod Tashmatov
[email protected]

Vietnam – Vietnam MMA Federation
President: Ngo Duc Quynh
[email protected]

Africa

Algeria – Algerian Federation of Kickboxing, MMA & Similar Sports
President: Abdelkader Ben Bahi
[email protected]

Angola – Associação Provincial de MMA de Luanda
President: Armando Carlos Diogo
[email protected]

Cameroon –  Mixed Martial Arts Cameroon
Chairman: Guy Bertrand Olomo
[email protected]

Cote D'Ivoire – Federation Ivoirienne D Arts Martiaux Mixtes
President: Tape Jackson Parfait
[email protected]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Democratic Republic of Congo MMA Federation
President: Baygon Bombomba
[email protected]

Egypt – Egyptian MMA Committee
Chairman: Khaled Abdel Hamid
[email protected]

Ghana – Ghana Mixed Martial Arts Federation
Chairman: Collins Kofi Zoiku
[email protected]

Guinea – Guinean Federation of Krav-Maga and Associated Disciplines
President: Abdoul Karim Keita
[email protected]

Mauritius – Mixed Martial Arts Federation Mauritius
President: Ramtohul Avinash
[email protected]

Morocco –  Fédération Royale Marocaine Du Sport de Combat Libre Et Mixte
President: Hamza El Harchali
[email protected]

Namibia – Namibian MMA Federation
President: Anita de Klerk
[email protected]

Nigeria – Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Henry George Nkoro
[email protected]

Senegal – MMA Senegal
President: Pape Demba Kane
[email protected]

Seychelles – Mixed Martial Arts & Submission Grappling Association of Seychelles
President: Rennick Charlette
[email protected]

South Africa – Mixed Martial Arts South Africa
President: Raymond Phillips
[email protected]

Tunisia – Tunisian Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Amin Nacheb
[email protected]

Zambia – Mixed Martial Arts Zambia
President: B Z Bush
[email protected]

Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe Mixed Martial Arts Association
President: Felix Munyaradzi Matsitsiro
[email protected]

OCEANIA

Australia – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia
President: Richie Cranny
[email protected]

French Polynesia – Wrestling Polynesian Federation & Associated Disciplines
President: Hiro Lemaire
[email protected]

New Zealand – New Zealand Mixed Martial Arts Federation
President: Terry Hill
[email protected]