A Fundraiser has been launched in support of the National MMA Federation of Ukraine (NMMAFU) following the Russian invasion of the country. Ukraine was scheduled to compete at the inaugural MMA Super Cup which happened in Bahrain a couple of weeks back but the team had to withdraw due to the ongoing conflict.
Ukraine earned the spot for the MMA Super Cup by being one of the top eight teams across the IMMAF Competitions.
The fundraiser for the Federation was set up by Izzy Carnwath who works with the IMMAF.
“The home of our Ukrainian friends and colleagues in the IMMAF family is under attack, and they are fighting for their survival. This humanitarian fundraiser is organised to raise emergency money for our MMA brothers and sisters in Ukraine to enable their survival and safety. All money raised will be transferred directly to the National MMA Federation of Ukraine,” the campaign read.
It has so far raised £3,390 out of the goal of £10,000. The gym that the team used to train at, was destroyed by bombing and most of the fighters have joined the defense.
The Ukraine MMA Federation noted that they will be helping the country’s citizens that needed food and medicine.
As a result of the invasion, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has suspended Russia. The Russian team was also scheduled to compete at the Inaugural MMA Super Cup but due to the ongoing crisis, IMMAF decided to replace the two teams with Team Mexico and Team Oceania.
You can contribute to the campaign by clicking here.