In the city of Dneprorudny, Ukraine, UF-MMA is spearheading amateur development efforts of mixed martial arts in the country.

And in two days, they will be organising a ranking tournament for youths, amateurs, and professional athletes.

The Road to WWFC Minerfin Cup 2021 will feature four bouts of young warriors (boys aged 18 and under), three amateur and five professional fights.

Athletes from Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus and the USA will take part and there will also be a contest for the champion title in the aged 15 and under (57kg) category.

Under 57kg, U18 men’s category
Under 61.2kg, U18 men’s category
Under 70kg, U18 men’s category

Catch the live broadcast on WWFC’s YouTube channel – link here.

Following this tournament, another tournament will take place on 15th May at the Sports Palace, the largest sports arena in Ukraine. Several hundred participants have already registered for the Ukrainian Championships which will culminate with professional bouts in the evening.

GAMMA applauds all the excellent amateur development efforts being undertaken in the Ukraine on behalf of 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 fulfill 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.

GAMMA will continue to make considerable efforts to protect the integrity of the sport and develop initiatives that promote fair play, inclusion, gender equality and more.