GAMMA President Alexander Engelhardt wishes the entire sports community a healthy, happy and successful start to the new year!

In his new year’s address, he talks about the steady rise of GAMMA and its global footprint, including all the highlights of a challenging but ultimately rewarding year gone by.

He also sets his sights on 2022 and areas where GAMMA will continue to fulfill its mission to develop MMA around the world while making it accessible to all.

To the entire MMA community: here’s to a fantastic year ahead!


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 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.