Date: August 31st, 2018

We are proud to announce UMMAF is expanding in South Florida with a new partnership in place with James Llorens and Premier Fight League! In James own words “Welcome to Florida’s premier fight league in mixed martial arts. PFL was created in 2011 to showcase Florida’s top talent in amateur MMA. PFL has produced seventeen shows and continues to build champions who later go onto successful professional careers.” The first event under UMMAF sanctioning will take place on October 13th in Miami, FL. For anyone interested in tickets please visit their website at This fight card will feature some of the best and most talented Amateur athletes from the SE!

Im very proud to see the growth overall in the state of FL thanks to the dedicated efforts of our UMMAF FL state reps Michael Cardoso and Nadine Crowley. Florida has been a very difficult market to overcome some of the obstacles that have hindered its own progression for many years. I see that now starting to turn around and promotions actually seeking us out to help elevate the standards of sanctioning, increase safety for amateur athletes and bring about a professional feel overall to their events. We also provide a unique opportunity for FL athletes to now progress onto the global stage as part of our US National team and I cant wait to help showcase the athletes from the region coming from our promotion partners!” – Justin Brown (UMMAF)

UMMAF is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization sponsoring a host of programs dedicated to amateur martial arts. The organization was formulated exclusively for the establishment and development of general practices within amateur Mixed Martial Arts in the USA as the official governing body for MMA in the USA representing the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The UMMAF is the only organization established, audited and approved by the IMMAF, to develop MMA athletes in the United States for recognition on the World stage in critically important National and International events which will qualify the sport for inclusion in the Sport Accord, which is the next step to Olympic recognition.

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Written by Justin Brown, UMMAF  SE Regional Director