Two IMMAF 2016 World Amateur Winners Doping Suspensions

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IMMAF 2014 World Championships - Photo by Robby LeBlanc LasVegasNewsBlog.comIMMAF WORLD AMATEUR MMA RANKINGS UPDATED FOLLOWING DOPING SUSPENSIONS

(London. 11 January 2016) Following the suspension of two IMMAF athletes for doping offences in 2016, the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings have been updated accordingly:

Dallas Jennings (USA) has been stripped of his 612 points accrued at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships at UFC International Fight Week in July. The points deduction is now reflected in Team USA’s overall ranking score, which sees the team drop down one place to 5th.

Aleksandra Rola (Poland) has been stripped of her 548 points accrued at the 2016 IMMAF World Championships at UFC International Fight Week in July. The points deduction is now reflected in Team Poland’s ranking overall score, which sees the team drop down one place to 10th.

The revisions see Team Ireland move up to 4th spot in the World Amateur MMA Rankings and Team New Zealand step up to 9th. The 2016 IMMAF World Championships was the sole IMMAF event participated in by the athletes, and so the points deduction sees both eliminated from the athlete rankings.

Under IMMAF rules, medals are stripped for doping violations but currently there is no policy for reallocation.

See the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Rankings here: http://www.immaf.org/rankings/rankings-list/

Read more about the Doping cases here: http://www.immaf.org/2016-immaf-world-championships-medallists-suspended-for-doping/

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