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.

2018 IMMAF Asian Championships Date Change

2018 IMMAF ASIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS & 2018 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BEIJING – 10 – 15 SEPTEMBER* [Note date change] The China International Mixed Martial Arts Federation has gifted half a million dollars in prize money for medalists and awardees at the 2018 IMMAF Asian Open Championships and Junior [...]

2018-07-21T12:21:52+00:00July 21st, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 IMMAF Asian Championships Date Change

Tom Kilkenny Joins UMMAF As Northeast Regional Director

7/10/18 For Immediate Release:     UMMAF is very excited to announce the addition of Tom Kilkenny to our team as the Northeast Regional Director! Tom's addition will facilitate the return of UMMAF and KICK International to the NE region. [...]

2018-07-10T12:56:58+00:00July 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Tom Kilkenny Joins UMMAF As Northeast Regional Director


Today the International MMA Federation (IMMAF) met the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) at the Palace of Justice in Lausanne, in an attempt at mediation to avert a full civil lawsuit. No resolution was attained, and the session concluded with the [...]

2018-05-31T12:43:28+00:00May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS