GAMMA has further increased its reach in a big way. The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts has added on 25 new member federations. The association now has support that spreads across 80 countries. This additional growth bolsters what was already a burgeoning group. GAMMA has had a lot of heavyweight collaborators come on board in the past. Including Asian powerhouse promotion, ONE Championship. Excerpts from the promotion’s recent press release are below:
The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts’ emergence as the authority on mixed martial arts stems from its commitment. To developing and governing the sport from the grassroots. From 55 member federations in 2019. GAMMA has now seen that number rise to a total of 80 in 2020.
“During these unprecedented times, where the global health crisis has forced lockdowns in many countries. The cancellation of sporting events and disruption of athlete training schedules. GAMMA remains focused in its goal of supporting mixed martial arts. Particularly the amateur sport, to develop mixed martial arts all across the globe. GAMMA is highly-committed to providing promising mixed martial arts athletes a global platform to showcase their skills and talents,” said Alexander Engelhardt, President of GAMMA.
“We continue to invite other great nations and mixed martial arts athletes from all over the world. To join us in showing people the true values and sportsmanship behind our beloved sport.” The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts is headed by its President, Alexander Engelhardt, and its members are made up of national federations across all five continents.
The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts
GAMMA advocates martial arts’ tradition of excellence, discipline, and respect. Stands firm in its objective to govern and oversee the sport of mixed martial arts, particularly the amateur ranks. The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts’ objective is to provide structure to this quickly-growing global sport. Establishing rules and regulations to ensure fair play, athlete safety, and equal opportunity for all. The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts also stands against doping, cheating, or discrimination. Establishing a safe environment for its athletes to foster teamwork, a healthy lifestyle, and an inclusive mentality.
In November of 2019, GAMMA held its inaugural World Championships in Singapore. Where 35 teams competed in 110 matches across four days. The event was a smashing success. The mixed martial arts community gathered under one roof to celebrate its rising young stars.
The Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts continues to push forward for mixed martial arts. GAMMA believes that, as the newest and fastest-growing combat sport, mixed martial arts can be a positive force in diverse communities among the great nations of the world, while benefiting all martial arts through a spirit of collaboration and innovation.
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