IMMAF is registered as a non-profit organization under Swedish law and upholds the strictest guidelines on democracy and openness. The following comprise the bodies of IMMAF:


General Assembly

The General Assembly is the meeting attended by all the Delegates of the Members of IMMAF. It is the supreme and legislative body of IMMAF.
The General Assembly convenes two years and elects the President, the Board of Directors, the Arbitration Committee and the Financial Audit Committee. Any representative of a National MMA Federation can stand as candidate to the presidency of IMMAF subject to his/her Federation being a Full Member of IMMAF and that he/she has never incurred any criminal conviction that could harm IMMAF’s reputation and/or interests. For more information click here for the IMMAF statutes.

The first General Assembly took place on 10th July 2015 in Las Vegas, USA.


Board of Directors

Headed by IMMAF’s President, the Board of Directors is the volunteer led executive body of IMMAF. It consists of minimum 5 to maximum of 9 members.

See here for information on the current Board of Directors.



The task of the administrative staff is to implement the decisions made by the General Assembly and the Board of Directors, and carry out all the administrative duties of IMMAF, under the supervision of the President or his/her designee. The administrative staff are the employees of IMMAF.


Technical Committees

IMMAF’s specialist committees include its Arbitration Committee, Financial Audit Committee, Regulatory Affairs Committee, Coaching Committee, Medical Committee, Anti-doping Committee and TUE Committee. See more about IMMAF’s committees.



Being a non-profit organization the IMMAF relies heavily on volunteers for carrying out day-to-day tasks as well as aiding in the development of the organization. The governance of the organization is carried out by the president and the board pro bono.



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