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MMA Crossfire – 2015 IMMAF championships to take place during UFC Fight Week

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced today that the 2015 IMMAF amateur championships will take place during UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

July 7th – July 12th, 2015 is the week to mark on your calendar

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This is the second annual IMMAF amateur tournament. The first one took place at UFC International Fight Week earlier this year, with 23 countries participating.

The week will culminate in UFC 189, scheduled for Saturday July 11th.

Venues and competition dates have yet to be announced.

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MMA Crossfire – Read the IMMAF review of amateur application criteria for competition

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) released their report on amateur application criteria today.

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MMA Crossfire – Polish Federation announces new president Karol Matuszczak

In lieu of Mirosław Okniński stepping down due to growing national professional league commitments, the Polish MMA Federation (PLMMAF) announced their new president Karol Matuszczak today.

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MMA Crossfire – Watch Kenny Florian explain why he thinks GSP is scared of Anderson Silva

UFC Tonight analyst Kenny Florian recently backed up Nick Diaz’s recent assertions that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is scared of fighting Anderson Silva.

Diaz made the assertions at the UFC The Time is Now press conference event November 17th.

Diaz is scheduled to fight Silva at UFC 183 in January 31st, 2015.

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MMA Crossfire – Tickets for UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs Johnson go on sale Nov. 28th

The flagship of Swedish MMA, light-heavyweight #1 contender Alex “The Mauler” Gustafsson (16-2-0) will take on resurgent star #3 Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (18-4-0) at UFC on FOX 14 January 24th in Stockholm, Sweden.

The bout is expected to take place in front of more than 30,000 fans at the Tele2 Arena, making history as the first major stadium event in Europe and the second in UFC history.

UFC 129,  featuring Georges St. Pierre defeating Jake Shields in 2011 was the first UFC stadium event. It took place at the Rogers Centre with over 55,000 fans attending.

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Since narrowly losing the 2013 fight of the year to Jones at UFC 165 in Toronto, Gustafsson bested Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight: 37: Gustafsson vs Manuwa in March.

“This is going to be an epic event,” Gustafsson said. “I want more than 30,000 fans to come and witness me win on January 24. Then I’m going to go and get the title! My journey back to the top starts now. ”

Meanwhile, Anthony Johnson has been on a tear, winning eight straight fights, including a vicious TKO over legend Antonio Minotauro Nogueira at UFC on FOX: Lawler vs Brown in July.

“This fight might be on his home turf, but I’m ready to go over to Sweden and prove that I’m the next in the line for the UFC light heavyweight title,” Johnson said. “I’m not intimidated by fighting in front of Alex’s hometown fans. I’m going to go in there and look for the knockout like I do in all of my fights. I can’t wait for this!”

In the co-main event, Dan Henderson (30-12-0) moves down to middleweight to take on Gegard Mousasi (35-5-2).

Tickets are available to the general public beginning November 28th.

As usual, UFC Fight Club members get first dibs beginning Wednesday November 26th at 10am GMT, UFC Newsletter subscribers get pre-access beginning Thursday November 27th at 10am GMT.

You can also guarantee your seat by booking the official UFC VIP Experience starting Friday November 14th via UFC VIP or Tailor Events.

The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 with prelims starting at 5pm ET/2pm PT.

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MMA Crossfire – IMMAF secretary general Erika Mattsson moves on

International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) secretary general Erika Mattsson is moving on.

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MMA Crossfire – The Time is Now: UFC stars to appear together on Nov. 17th live stream event

Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, and Nick Diaz are amoung the UFC stars who will appear together at the UFC’s The Time is Now Nov. 17th live stream event at the The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

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