The atomweight division continues to rise.
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced today that it would be adding the 105-pound weight class to its roster, making it the sixth women’s division and 16th overall category promoted by the organization.
“IMMAF continuously seeks to provide opportunities for as many athletes as possible,” Events Manager Alistair Pettitt stated. “Therefore, following inquiries to add Male Strawweight and Female Atomweight divisions to IMMAF championships, we approached all national federations in order to accurately measure the demand”
“The feedback was substantial and I am pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, these weight categories will be added to all future IMMAF championship events. We greatly appreciate the insight received from IMMAF members and look forward to welcoming the additional influx of world-class amateur talent.”
2015 IMMAF Gold Medalist Minna Grusander is just one former IMMAF competitor who has found success as a professional. After winning her first two fights as an amateur Grusander was invited to participate in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships. She won the tournament by defeating three opponents in four days.
After going unbeaten as an amateur athlete “Brutsku” set her sights on the pro ranks. Grusander put the atomweight division on notice at Invicta FC 28, stopping Fernanda Priscila Barros Pinheiro in the second round, pushing her professional record to 6-1-0 in the process.
The organization has also revealed that it will be releasing rankings along with the division.
WMMA fans, how excited are you for the inclusion of the women’s 105-pound division in future IMMAF offerings?