Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts President Alexander Engelhardt (pictured) and Director General Peter Stafford will lead a small delegation attending the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit next week in Birmingham, UK.

There to represent amateur mixed martial arts, they will join over 1,500 global sports leaders and key decision makers at the convention which runs from 7 to 11 April. GAMMA’s aim is to increase visibility and promotion for MMA and to connect with other sport leaders and stakeholders, many of which are already a part of the Olympic movement.

As the international governing body for amateur and grassroots MMA, GAMMA provides a global pathway for participants through the development of a safe, inclusive, and well-regulated discipline that serves as a positive force in communities worldwide, and through the organisation of international competitions. GAMMA’s vision is to attain formal Olympic recognition for MMA, and recent inclusion in the 2023 African Games has been beneficial towards this goal. GAMMA’s membership includes nationally recognised federations across five continents, and the governing body is committed to the Olympic values of sportsmanship, excellence, and fair play, alongside the martial arts’ traditions of discipline, respect, and humility.

President Alexander Engelhardt said: “We look forward to attending SportAccord as it returns to the global sports calendar for the first time since 2019. It is a great opportunity to connect with the industry leaders and decision makers in one place and it will surely be very beneficial for us as GAMMA to be attending.”

To arrange a meeting with GAMMA during the summit or for more information about GAMMA get in touch, email: i.carnwath@gamma-sport.org