The national MMA teams of France and Italy will square off at an event called The Classic Challenge in Geneva on 1 June 2019.

Both teams have already started preparing for the next competition at the GAMMA World Championships in November 2019 in Singapore.

The GAMMA World MMA Championships will be held on 22 November. The tournament will be the largest amateur event ever organized in the history of non-professional mixed martial arts. National teams will come from an expected 60 countries around the world, including France and Italy, to compete in the following disciplines of GAMMA:

  • MMA
  • Olympic MMA
  • Submission Fighting

Training for the numerous referees and judges necessary to officiate the MMA World Championships with new and innovative regulations, in addition to traditional MMA, has already begun.

These GAMMA officials will be trained in three special seminars held in Europe.

“The entire MMA community is looking forward to the GAMMA World Championships in Singapore,” said GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt. “It will be the perfect platform for our amateur athletes, coaches, officials and referees.”

The Global Martial Arts Association (GAMMA) is the world governing body for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

GAMMA is headed by its President, Alexander Engelhardt, and based in The Netherlands. GAMMA is a non-profit sport federation with national recognised federations across five continents.

As MMA continues to grow in popularity around the world, we need to ensure the values of MMA are promoted and GAMMA’s focus is on raising the quality of MMA as a sport globally. We are working to develop and implement initiatives to promote the values of the sport and work with Member National Associations to establish quality development programs and pathways.