Africa is without a doubt one of the most interesting continents in terms of MMA development over the coming decades and the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) and our partners know this very well.

This is why GAMMA and its stakeholders are working relentlessly to build a bright future for our sport and athletes in African countries.

In recent weeks, we received exciting news out of Tunisia, where our partner, the Tunisian Committee of Shootfighting, MMA and Grappling (TCSMMAG), received recognition for Mixed Martial Arts development by the Tunisian Federation of Sport and Work. This is a significant step towards the longer-term ambition of establishing an MMA Federation in Tunisia.

The Tunisian Committee of Shootfighting, MMA and Grappling (TCSMMAG) at a recent meeting.

The partnership with one of country’s most powerful and developed entities in the field of sport (it is directly affiliated to the International Confederation of Labour and Amateur Sports, or CSIT) has the potential to fundamentally improve the evolution and level of MMA in the country through financial and material support.

Full Steam Ahead

Wasting no time whatsoever, immediately following the signing of the agreement, the TCSMMAG announced that it will hold a series of training seminars for MMA and grappling coaches next month.

The event will be organized in the beautiful tourist destination of Hammamet in the north-east of the country on 4 and 5 June 2022.

Internship certificates will be delivered at the end of the training sessions that will be signed by the federation.

This year’s training seminars will focus on GAMMA MMA and Striking MMA rules, which will be utilised at the next Tunisian Championship on 2 and 3 July 2022.