(16 April 2018. Bangkok) The International MMA Federation President and CEO are currently in attendance at the SportAccord Convention in Bangkok, from 15 to 20 April 2018.

SportAccord is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event in the world of sport attended by leaders in the Olympic movement.

IMMAF has applied for the official recognition of MMA as a sport by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the umbrella organisation for all Olympic and internationally recognised sports.

This week, IMMAF President Kerrith Brown (pictured) and CEO Densign White will be meeting with representatives of GAISF to discuss MMA’s application, following an affiliation with former rival MMA federation, the World Mixed Martial Arts Federation (WMMAA). WMMAA chief, Vadim Finkelchtein is joining the IMMAF heads today. Together, MMA’s leaders will be working to garner support for the sport’s unified application.

IMMAF President, Kerrith Brown, said:

“We’d like to thank SportAccord for a fantastic set-up in Bangkok, which has already enabled a really positive first day for the IMMAF team. We look forward to discussing MMA’s application with the GAISF Council and to meeting the heads of the sports federations that make up the Olympic family, so they can learn more about the great strides IMMAF and its members have made in the development of amateur MMA.”

If you are at SportAccord, please drop by the IMMAF stand #139 from Tues 17 to Thurs 19.

To arrange meetings or media interviews from today (Mon 16) onwards, contact IMMAF Director of Brand, Commerce & Communications, Isobel Carnwath at We would love to speak with you!


Attached image: IMMAF President Kerrith Brown

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About IMMAF:
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is the international democratic body for the sport of MMA, representing MMA’s stakeholders across 65 nations worldwide. Founded from within the MMA community for the MMA community, the purpose of the IMMAF is to protect and further the development, recognition and regulation of the sport of MMA on all levels, enabling international competition through its family of non-profit, democratic national federations.

About WMMAA:
The goal of the World MMA Association is to provide unbiased structure and guardrail the growth of MMA as the official world governing body for Mixed Martial Arts. A non-profit organization founded in 2012, WMMAA is on a mission to develop a standardized and regulated organization, including competition, training, officiating, testing and growth when necessary. More than 50 countries have been granted WMMAA membership.

Isobel Carnwath
Brand, Commercial & Communications Director

International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)