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MMA Crossfire – IMMAF signs deal with UFC Fight Pass

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced today the 2015 IMMAF amateur world championships will be shown on UFC FIght Pass.

Participants and fans from over 150 countries are expected to attend the tournament, which will coincide with UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

The signing is the latest in a rash of deals for the UFC’s digital subscription service.

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“We are thrilled to see the very first IMMAF World Championships find a digital home at UFC FIGHT PASS,” IMMAF CEO Densign White said. “It is an honour for upcoming amateur athletes to have their matches broadcast on such a prestigious platform; and an accolade to the caliber of the competitors coming from variedly developed MMA communities from all corners of the globe. The championships marked a historic first for the sport and can now be relived digitally via UFC FIGHT PASS. We would like to thank all involved at UFC for this opportunity.”

“The inaugural IMMAF World Championships were a big hit at last year’s UFC International Fight Week and we’re excited to present these Amateur fights on UFC FIGHT PASS,” UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik said.

Courtesy IMMAF.

MMA fans will be able to watch future stars of the sport  grow and develop. This years’ championships are the first to be held by a global, non-profit organization.

22 countries have fielded teams for the event. They include: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The UFC Fight Pass fight libraries include: PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, WEC, Invicta FC, WFA, EliteXC, and Affliction Entertainment.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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