Ireland named as eighth best country in IMMAF's world amateur MMA rankings 5 years ago

Ireland named as eighth best country in IMMAF's world amateur MMA rankings

The future is bright for up-and-coming Conor McGregors as Ireland has been ranked as the eighth best country for amateur mixed martial arts.

IMMAF launched their inaugural world rankings today as they bid to make amateur MMA all the safer with more considered seeding.

  1. U.S.A.
  2. Italy
  3. Canada
  4. Sweden
  5. France
  6. United Kingdom
  7. Finland
  8. Ireland
  9. Poland
  10. Kazakhstan

As well as ranking the nations, the IMMAF have also revealed their number one seeds in each weight division and SBG's Frans Mlambo represents Ireland as the best amateur competitor at 145 lbs.

Flyweight: Iurie Bejenari (France)
Bantamweight: Jose Torres (USA)
Featherweight: Frans Mlambo (Republic of Ireland)
Lightweight: Josh Ellis (UK)
Welterweight: William Starks (USA)
Middleweight: Brendan Allen (USA)
Light heavyweight: Saeid Mirzaei (Canada)
Heavyweight: Zdenek  Ledvina (Czech Republic)
Super heavyweight: Kevin Szaflarski (Poland)

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Women's strawweight: Minna Grusander (Finland)
Women's flyweight: Micol DiSegni (Italy)
Women's bantamweight: Lucrezia Ria (Italy)
Women's featherweight: Jamie Herrington (Canada)