India’s first ever registered MMA organization.
Indian had its first experience with MMA in the villages of India with the COTC shows. COTC was founded by Daniel Isaac back in 2004 and held its first event on February 29, 2004. The promotion held a total of six events, with the last being held on April 17, 2007. India’s first MMA promotion Clash of the Champions was instrumental to bring about the necessity of an MMA sanctioning body. AIMMAA was originally registered as AIKC and was then later updated to AIMMAA via a change report by its founder board. AIMMAA is still considered the leader of the sport in India sanctioning India’s biggest MMA promotion MFN. AIMMAA is affiliated under Global authority for MMA Federations headquartered in the USA.
Global Authority for Mixed Martial Arts Federations is a non-profit organisation registered in the United States for the global development, promotion and supervision of Mixed Martial Arts. Our purpose is to unite all national MMA federations for global development, officials training and athlete safety.
While the efforts of the UFC cater to the business demographics of young men [ and recently women] between the ages of 18 and 24 it still leaves a major market behind of kids between 10 and 17 and parents between 25 and 35. On further survey it has been proven that this left out demographic greatly increases the MMA involvement, support and business substantially. The reason that these two age groups have been left behind till date is because of the violent nature of professional MMA. Injuries in Professional MMA fights [ although controlled in the US by the supervising sports commissions] are a fact and many Parents do not want their children participating in a sport which has a potential risk factor. In India over the last 14 years the AIMMAA has faced similar situations while developing and promoting the sport in India and thus has created the entities of Sport MMA with sub-divisions of Fitness MMA and Traditional MMA. Sport MMA and was co-founded by Daniel Isaac [ MMA Pioneer in India] and Alan Fenandes [ BJJ pioneer in India].