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.

IMMAF VS WADA MEDIATION FAILS: MMA’S CASE MOVES TO SWISS COURTS

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

IMMAF Gold Medalist Benjamin Bennett makes pro-debut at Brave 13

The U.S. national team alumni and UMMAF national champion has extensive experience in the amateur ranks and was crowned a 2017 IMMAF world gold medalist for his country, in the welterweight division of last year’s IMMAF World Championships, hosted in [...]

2018-05-31T12:32:36+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on IMMAF Gold Medalist Benjamin Bennett makes pro-debut at Brave 13

UMMAF Welcomes Michael Cardoso As Florida State Rep

For Immediate Release: May 28th, 2018 By Justin Brown- UMMAF SE Regional Director The United States Mixed Martial Arts Kick International Federation (UMMAF) is extremely proud to welcome Mr. Michael Cardoso to our organization as the Florida State Representative! Michael [...]

2018-05-29T16:17:09+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Comments Off on UMMAF Welcomes Michael Cardoso As Florida State Rep

Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game

  The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) has released its latest educational video: MMA in Context. As an educational tool for Mixed Martial Arts, the feature has been produced with a layman audience in mind and aims to correct misconceptions, misinformation [...]

2018-05-22T12:29:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Educational Video: MMA in Context – The Ground Game