UMMAF Selects LAS VEGAS MMA as the Official Promoter for the First Amateur USA NATIONAL MMA Championships

Aug 30, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- ST. LOUIS, MO - In May of this year, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced that Las Vegas, Nevada will be the site of its first International Invitational, with over 40 member countries participating in the World Championships of Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. The World Championships will be held in July 2014 and coincide with the Las Vegas UFC Fan Expo, drawing the most talented amateur athletes from around the world. The USA Nationals, also to be held in Vegas this year, will qualify the best USA MMA athletes for eligibility in the World Championships. As IMMAF exclusive national governing body in the USA, the USA Mixed Martial Arts KICK International© Federation (UMMAF) will sanction and oversee the USA Nationals as the sport continues to develop and organize on a global level towards future Olympic recognition. UMMAF has selected Las Vegas MMA Promoter Robert Johnston and Reynolds Management to promote the events in Las Vegas.

These events are really exciting for us. Not only are we honored to have been selected as the hosting country for the inaugural World Championships, but the inclusion of the event in the Fight Week activities and the UFC Fan Expo just adds to a very exciting time for the global athletes of MMA and their fans, said Frank Babcock, Executive Director. Specifically chosen Las Vegas MMA Promoter Robert Johnston and Reynolds Management to help us promote the event because of their excellent reputation and proven experience in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, the USA Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF) is a registered not for profit organization sponsoring a host of programs dedicated to amateur martial arts. The organization was formulated exclusively for the establishment and development of general practices within amateur Mixed Martial Arts in the USA as the official governing body for MMA in the USA representing the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The IMMAF is the only World governing body of MMA internationally acknowledged to develop the sport of MMA for future inclusion in the Olympics. The UMMAF is the only organization established, audited and approved by the IMMAF, to develop MMA athletes in the United States for recognition on the World stage in critically important National and International events which will qualify the sport for inclusion in the Sport Accord, which is the next step to Olympic recognition.

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