The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) formalises the establishment of the Women’s Committee on International Women’s Day.

8 March 2021, Amsterdam – The Netherlands

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to focus on how much more we can do individually and collectively when it comes to gender equality.

This year for IWD, GAMMA shows our support and commitment in challenging gender bias and making gender balance a norm by announcing the establishment of our Women’s Committee.

This will be led by GAMMA USA’s Diana Thomas, who shares her thoughts on this IWD.

We would to open nominations from member federations to join this committee – please reach out to Diana directly if you’re interested.

Nominations close on 31 March 2021.


As the global governing body for amateur MMA, GAMMA works daily to improve the stewardship of the sport while developing it in a healthy, safe, and inclusive manner.

This gives all amateur mixed martial athletes the opportunity to fulfil their dreams and compete on the grandest sporting stage.

A five-year strategy has been launched through to 2024.

During this time, GAMMA will lead the drive towards a more competitive, entertaining, and meaningful MMA for athletes and fans.

GAMMA will create more opportunities for people and nations to enjoy MMA while increasing competitiveness at all levels.

This will include the development of exciting and engaging global events, working to attract new and diverse fans, and building long-term commercial and non-commercial partnerships.