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.

UMMAF board member Matt Hughes receives emotional homecoming at UFC St. Louis

By Dane McGuire, IMMAF U.S. Correspondent The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the premier professional MMA organization in the world and IMMAF partner, kicked off its 25th year of operation last Sunday with its first trip to the “Gateway to the [...]

2018-01-19T08:59:37+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on UMMAF board member Matt Hughes receives emotional homecoming at UFC St. Louis

Winning Tradition: The USA continues living up to expectations through home grown amateur champions

By IMMAF.org lead writer, Jorden Curran Photography by Jorden Curran As the nation at the forefront of mainstream MMA, the USA is subject to interminable expectation for success. Despite competing among the highest level of amateur competition in the world, the USA [...]

2018-01-09T20:53:35+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Winning Tradition: The USA continues living up to expectations through home grown amateur champions