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 Welcomes Dr. Randa Bascharon to the Board of Directors

The Untied States Mixed Martial Arts Federation is very happy to announce the addition of Dr. Randa Bascharon to it's Board of Directors. Randa Bascharon, DO is a board-certified surgeon and seven-time Patient’s Choice Award winner specializing in sports medicine [...]

2019-02-27T17:56:28-05:00February 27th, 2019|Comments Off on UMMAF Welcomes Dr. Randa Bascharon to the Board of Directors

Steve Newport – New UMMAF Northwest Regional Director

The United States Mixed Martial Arts Federation is proud to announce that Steve Newport has joined our team as the Northwest Regional Director. Steve started his MMA career in 2004 when regulation started in Oregon and became one of the [...]

2019-02-26T17:33:24-05:00February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Steve Newport – New UMMAF Northwest Regional Director

2019 IMMAF – WMMAA Pan American Open Championships

Athlete registration opens today for the 2019 IMMAF- WMMAA Pan American Open Championships of amateur MMA. Hosted by national federation, Empire Mixed Martial Arts Bahamas, the tournament is scheduled to take place from 15 to 18 May 2019 in Nassau, [...]

2019-02-19T13:54:24-05:00February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 IMMAF – WMMAA Pan American Open Championships