Bertrand Amoussou

Bertrand Amoussou

Director, France

Bertrand Amoussou is a former Mixed Martial Artist and judoka who in 2008 became the president of the French governing body for MMA, the Commission Française de Mixed Martial Arts (CFMMA).

Born in Dakar, Senegal to a Beninese instructor of judo and karate, Amoussou moved to France aged 10 where he began his training in judo. Amoussou went on to become a national champion in judo  and was a member of the French team for ten years, scoring a bronze medal at the 1990 European Judo Championships. Amoussou was also European champion, three-times world champion and world games winner in Ju-Jitsu Combat, additionally immersing himself in kickboxing under Dominique Valera.

Amoussou is the pionneer of MMA in France taking part in 1995 at the 1st international Vale Tudo Championship in Rio De Janeiro. In 2004, he made waves as the first and only French competitor to win at Pride FC. He also served as an ambassador for ju-jitsu at the 2010 SportAccord Combat Games in Beijing.

Amoussou has trained the French special forces (RAID) and works today as a TV consultant as well as teaching MMA at the famous Racing Club de France (RCF) academy

Amoussou served as President of IMMAF from September 2013 through to June 2015.

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