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WAMMA Officially Launches As MMA’s First Sanctioning Body

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Today, the official launch of the first ever MMA sanctioning body, WAMMA – the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts took place in New York City. WAMMA President David Szady, Executive Vice President Michael Lynch and Vice President of media Dave Barnes, hosted a press conference at Gallagher’s on West 52 Street.

WAMMA – the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts – will rank MMA fighters by weight division, establish unified rules, ensure the safety and welfare of fighters, and sanction world championship bouts. Most importantly, it will enable the best fighters in the world to face off against each other, creating unified legitimacy and increasing the integrity of the sport.

Appearing at the press conference was former wrestler and NFL player Bill Goldberg; MMA Legends Pat Miletich and Don Frye; noted boxing manager Godwin Asifo; nationally known attorney Michael Lynch; and David Szady, a 33-year veteran of the FBI. The press conference also launched their web site The site includes ranking information bylaws and sanctioning news and information.