Uruguay joins IMMAF; Fernando Degregorio Llugdar is UAMMAA president


Founded in 2017, the Uruguayan Association of Mixed Martial Arts (UAMMA) has been formally confirmed by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) as its newest member. This expands the federation’s footprint in Pan America.

The IMMAF is proud to introduce the UAMMA as its sole representative for MMA in Uruguay. The association received government recognition in January 2019, which was announced by the National Sports Secretary and Ministry of Education and Culture.

Building on its foundational relationships with members and affiliates, the vision of the UAMMA is to promote and develop MMA in Uruguay. The association will provide support and education for the country’s MMA community and aims to introduce regulatory standards for professional and amateur events.

Also, the UAMMA will work to source funding and create opportunities for grass roots talent, which includes the creation of a database for registered athletes. The association is headed by its president Fernando Degregorio Llugdar.


“We invite everyone to join us at this new stage that will enable the growth of MMA in our country,” Llugdar stated. “The objectives of IMMAF and UAMMA are very clear and transparent, to regulate, legitimatize and standardize the work of amateur MMA, to facilitate optimal growth, compliance, performance, and boost the health of the sport and the athletes who practice this beautiful discipline.”

“In this way, with the support of the National Secretary of Sports, the Uruguayan Confederation of Sports and affiliated academies, we will continue working to grow MMA in our country,” Llugdar continued. “It only remains for us to thank IMMAF for its trust in us and to give our assurance that we will work tirelessly for the development of our sport.”

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