The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has welcomed Algeria as its 13th member from Africa.
The Algerian Federation of Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Similar Sports is the IMMAF’s sole recognised governing body for MMA in the country.
It is recognised by its Ministry of Sport and is working to develop MMA with the goal of creating an independent federation for the full-contact combat sport in the future.
The organisation represents the majority of the MMA community in Algeria, and is the only one licensed to run competitions nationally.
Its Board consists of elected members with a background in MMA and combat sports, who are also professionals in fields such as medicine and finance.
Membership is composed of officials and experienced athletes, with a range of organisational and technical expertise.
Each MMA club practices at least three times a week and undergoes annual technical tests.
“We look forward to working with IMMAF and thank the International Federation for working on the development of MMA on a global scale,” said Mesboua Hocine, President of the Algerian Federation of Kickboxing, MMA and Similar Sports.