About Ryan Brueggeman

Ryan Brueggeman has had a substantial background in wrestling and Martial Arts which carried him though his formative years in Jr. High and High School. Mr. Brueggeman enlisted in the United States Navy where he continued to wrestle at various events around the globe. It was during this time Ryan was also introduced to Krav Maga. Past his competing days, Ryan has been officiating wrestling for 15 years at the State Championship level in Missouri, Massachusetts, Washington and Arizona. His officiating of wrestling led to his involvement in officiating MMA for UMMAF, having officiated the inaugural and second UMMAF National Championship MMA Tournaments and the Sanctioning Director for the third, as well as the first two IMMAF World Championship MMA Tournaments and served as the Sanctioning Director for the third. Mr. Brueggeman is also a licensed professional and amateur MMA official in several states across the country. As Operations Director and Compliance Officer for UMMAF, Mr. Brueggeman oversees negotiations with state athletic commissions and all compliance issues, athlete and gym membership as well as overall responsibility for the overall growth of UMMAF in the United States and also serves as Mr. Babcock’s liaison to the IMMAF Board of Directors, and United States technical advisor to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

Eric Whittington Joins UMMAF As Virginia State Representative

The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation is proud to announce Eric Whittington as our new Virginia State Director! Eric Whittington has an extensive background in Folkstyle and Freestyle wrestling with over 20 years as high school referee in various [...]

2019-03-23T13:24:47-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Eric Whittington Joins UMMAF As Virginia State Representative

USA Team of 12 Set Sights on First IMMAF-WMMAA Pan-American Championships

By IMMAF.org lead writer/photographer: Jorden Curran The UMMAF National Team will dispatch its biggest squad of athletes to date outside of the Amateur MMA World Championships, as the nation targets the first IMMAF-WMMAA Pan-American Open Championships in May. The USA [...]

2019-03-20T16:48:00-05:00March 20th, 2019|Comments Off on USA Team of 12 Set Sights on First IMMAF-WMMAA Pan-American Championships

Michael Santschi Accepts Role As UMMAF Ombudsman

UMMAF is honored to announce that Michael Santschi has accepted appointment as the UMMAF Ombudsman! The Ombudsman is responsible for providing independent advice to athletes at no cost about the applicable provisions of UMMAF policies and procedures and bylaws of [...]

2019-03-15T23:58:01-05:00March 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Michael Santschi Accepts Role As UMMAF Ombudsman