GAMMA is the global authority and platform on amateur mixed martial arts governance and continues to invite other nations to become member federations
The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), today announced that the organisation has added 25 additional member federations in support of its efforts to develop amateur mixed martial arts around the world.
GAMMA’s emergence as the authority on amateur mixed martial arts stems from its commitment to developing and governing the sport from the grassroots. From 55 member federations in 2019, GAMMA has now seen that number rise to a total of 80 in 2020.
“During these unprecedented times, where the global health crisis has forced lockdowns in many countries, the cancellation of sporting events, and disruption of athlete training schedules, GAMMA remains focused in its goal of supporting mixed martial arts, particularly the amateur sport, to develop mixed martial arts all across the globe. GAMMA is highly-committed to providing promising amateur mixed martial arts athletes a global platform to showcase their skills and talents,” said Alexander Engelhardt, President of GAMMA. “We are delighted to announce that we now have the full support of 80 member federations who have joined our cause. We continue to invite other great nations and mixed martial arts athletes from all over the world to join us in showing people the true values and sportsmanship behind our beloved sport.”
GAMMA advocates martial arts’ tradition of excellence, discipline, and respect, and stands firm in its objective is to govern and oversee the sport of mixed martial arts, particularly the amateur ranks. GAMMA’s objective is to provide structure to this quickly-growing global sport, establishing rules and regulations to ensure fair play, athlete safety, and equal opportunity for all. GAMMA also stands against doping, cheating, or discrimination, establishing a safe environment for its athletes to foster teamwork, a healthy lifestyle, and an inclusive mentality.
GAMMA continues to push forward for amateur mixed martial arts to one day be considered an Olympic sport. GAMMA believes that, as the newest and fastest-growing combat sport, mixed martial arts can be a positive force in diverse communities among the great nations of the world, while benefiting all martial arts through a spirit of collaboration and innovation.