WMMAA, the world’s unified governing body for mixed martial arts, continued its global expansion with Morocco and Iraq becoming its newest members.
“The addition of Morocco to our membership will surely bring an energetic boost to grass roots sport development in Africa, which is an area of focus for us,” said IMMAF president Kerrith Brown.
“The addition of Iraq, ahead of announcements of further new members in the Middle East, is indicative of the valuable opportunities opening up for IMMAF–WMMAA in the region right now.”
Fédération Royale Marocaine Du Sport de Combat Libre Et Mixte (FRMSCLM - or Royal Moroccan Federation of Mixed Martial Arts) is the first official MMA organisation in the history of Morocco.
FRMSCLM has previously partnered with Bahrain-based Brave Combat Federation in bringing international professional MMA to Morocco.
Iraqi Combat Fighting Cage (ICFC) was established in 2010, hosting its first professional MMA event that year and subsequently introducing amateur competitions two to three times a year. ICFC has also hosted annual seminars for coaches, referees and participants.
“We look forward to participating in the activities of the international federation in order to develop the sport both regionally and internationally,” said ICFC president Raad Jameel Abass.