Cage Warriors 79

CWFC 79: Professional competitors get the SafeMMA clear

The professional fight card for tonight’s Cage Warriors 79 has been medically approved by Safe MMA, as the promotion showcases at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

For details of Safe MMA minimum medical requirements please visit:

See below for the full list of CWFC 79 athletes medically approved for competition by SafeMMA:

  • Aaron Khalid
  • Adam Procter
  • Arnold Quero
  • Daryl Grant
  • Dean Trueman
  • Eddi Pobivanez
  • Jack Shore
  • Josh Reed
  • Kevin Cox
  • Martin Sheridan
  • Martin Svensson
  • Phil Wells
  • Richard Williams
  • Scott Clist
  • Terry Doyle
  • Toby Hartman

For more about Cage Warriors visit:

ACB Glasgow


  • 1 OCTOBER 2016

(London. 1 October, 2016) Safe MMA has confirmed that all 40 professional MMA athletes competing at Absolute Championship Berkut 47 have been medically approved as fit to compete at tonight’s show at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The event sees the Russian promotion make its debut on UK soil.

Safe MMA is an independent advisory and services provider that offers third party medical clearance for MMA competitors in the UK and Ireland. Under its minimum safety guidelines, MMA fighters are required to pass standardised annual medical examinations and tests for blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis B and C) in order to participate on affiliated shows. Post-bout medical suspensions and examinations are then submitted to Safe MMA, so that suspensions can be observed by other affiliated promotions.

As well voluntarily adhering to regional medical guidelines, ACB is further showing its commitment to the development of local regulation in its utilisation of officials provided by the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF).

The ACB management team issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to have successfully met Safe MMA medical criteria in the clearance of athletes to compete on tonight’s show. That all fighters have been independently approved as fit to compete to a recognised standard gives ACB confidence as a promoter that correct pre-event safety measures have been put in place. We would like to thank Doctors Saam Falahati and Mohammed Mustafa for their support in ensuring that all competitors completed the required examinations, and also all the fighters, coaches and managers that complied to make this a success.”

See below for the list of competitors that have been approved as medically clear to compete by Safe MMA at ACB 47:

Adam Bramhald
Alihan Suleimanov
Andrew Fisher
Andy Spiers
Arturo Chavez
Beckhan Ezerkhanov
Ben Holdsworth
Brent Crawley
Calum Murrie
Chris Bungard
Daniel Crawford
Danny Mitchell
Denis Ahern
Dominic Dillon
Ed Arthur
Gavin Hughes
Ibragim Chuzhigaev
Jack Demarco
Jack Holt
Jake Bostwick
James Brum
Jason Woods
John Maguire
Kevin Lobban
Kevin Petshi
Kieran Malone
Kim Thinghaugen
Lee Chadwick
Magomed Raisov
Michael Böbner
Michell Adelina
Norman Parke
Rob Whiteford
Rustam Asuev
Ryan Scope
Saul Rogers
Sayd-Khamzat Avkhadov
Shamil Shakhbulatov
Shoaib Yusuf
Yusup Umarov

For more information about ACB visit or follow on Twitter at @acb_league
Follow Safe MMA on Twitter at @SafeMMAUK



Cage Ring Championship


All MMA competitors for ‘Cage Ring Championship 2: Night of Champions’ have been medically approved to compete by Safe MMA.

The event takes place on Sunday night (18th September) at the Wright Venue in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, and its MMA card features solely amateur competitors alongside Submission wrestling and professional K1. For details of Safe MMA minimum medical requirements please visit:

Cage Ring Championship is committed to the guidelines set by the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA).

See below for the full list of MMA athletes medically approved to compete at Night of Champions by SafeMMA:

Adrian Elbert
Alex Kravtsov
Alexander O’Sullivan
Andreeas Binder
Austin Lynch
Dennis McCarthy
Ian Coughlan
James Toft
Jason Quinn
Liam Hughes
Makinde Adeyemi
Matiss Zaharovs
Michal Vojtanic
Paul Aylmer
Rafal Piętka
Stephen O’Driscoll

For more about Cage Ring Championship visit:



Real Fighting Championship hosts RFC 1 at the Royle Arena in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, tonight, Saturday 17th September.

All its professional competitors  have been medically approved to compete by Safe MMA. For details of Safe MMA minimum medical requirements please visit:

Medical clearance for Amateur MMA competitors in Northern Ireland is, at this time, managed directly by the Ulster Amateur MMA Association.

See below for the full list of RFC 1 athletes medically approved for competition by SafeMMA:

Arann Maguire
Cian Erraught
Keith McCabe
Ken Robin Vestrheim
Neil Ward
Steve Owens

For more information about Real Fighting Championship visit:





British mixed martial arts promotion, BAMMA, sets a new benchmark for medical safety in MMA as athlete clearance for tonight’s event in Dublin, Ireland, has seen competitors required to meet enhanced medical standards.

It has been confirmed at time of writing that, pending the receipt of one final test result, the fight card for BAMMA 26 will meet SafeMMA-Ireland requirements.

BAMMA has voluntarily worked to adhere to the guidelines of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association and its medical arm, Safe MMA -Ireland in requiring all its professional competitors to undergo MRI/ MRAs of the brain and neck as well as specialist eye-tests.

As one of the founding members of medical body Safe MMA, BAMMA has since January 2013 required its athletes to be independently, medically cleared to compete by the UK and Irish organisation. Medical clearance requirements have previously included annual medical examinations, tests for blood borne viruses as well as pre and post-match examinations, to which BAMMA has now added brain scans and eye-tests.  Further to this BAMMA provides a high level of onsite medical staffing and facilities with immediate CT scans, MRIs and X-rays provided for competitors on referral by a post-fight doctor.

Safe MMA- Ireland founder, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation medical committee chairman and consultant neurologist, Professor Dan Healy, said:

“I would like to thank BAMMA for listening to the Irish MMA community and investing in the highest possible veritable safety measures”.

International Mixed Martial Arts President, Kerrith Brown, commented:

“The MMA community in Ireland has raised the benchmark for competitor safety in the region, advising MRI and MRA brain scans and specialist eye tests as requirements for professional MMA fighters. To enable this great step forwards, the support and cooperation of promoters and gyms are imperative. “British promoter BAMMA is the first to hold professional MMA matches on Irish soil since the community consensus on enhanced fighter safety requirements. As a founding party of voluntary medical organisation Safe MMA, BAMMA has been a long-time flag-bearer for athlete safety.

“Setting up new processes is never easy and there will have been many challenging moments along the way. Hours of pro bono support and expertise from the likes of neurologist Professor Dan Healy and excessive hours from Jude Samuel at BAMMA, event medical provider Glen Ellis at Code Blue, the Safe MMA team and various other medical providers in the UK and Ireland have contributed to making this landmark event a success. None of this would have been possible too, without the unerring commitment of the fighters on the card, their coaches and managers. When a promoter sets a new, costlier requirement, they are taking a commercial risk and so the commitment of BAMMA management to athlete safety is also to be commended.

“I would like to wish everyone involved the best of luck for BAMMA Dublin, which marks a pivotal moment for the sport in the region.”

BAMMA CEO, David Green, said:

“There is nothing more important in the sport of MMA than fighter safety. That is why BAMMA as a promotion has made it an absolute priority to introduce these new procedures for our events. They undoubtedly make MMA a far safer place in which to compete, and we hope by taking the lead that other UK and European promotions will follow.”

The full list of competitors medically cleared to compete for BAMMA 26 will be available via the Safe MMA website at



Cage Warriors makes its return to the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England with CWFC 78 tonight, with its professional competitors medically approved to compete by Safe MMA. For details of Safe MMA minimum medical requirements please visit:

All competitors will go through a final level of clearance at their onsite, pre-fight medical examination carried out by event doctor(s).

See below for the full list of CWFC 78 athletes medically approved for competition by SafeMMA:

  • Alexandre Roumette
  • Ali Arish
  • Chris Fishgold
  • Dez Parker
  • Dylan Mcloughlin
  • Ellis Hampson
  • James Lewis
  • Jason Ponet
  • Johnny Frachey
  • Jordan Miller
  • Leeroy Barnes
  • Mickael Lebout
  • Mohsen Bahari
  • Patrick Pimblett
  • Sam Creasey
  • Sam Halliday
  • Tim Wilde
  • Victor Cheng



Amateurs for Irish National Team Trials are Green Lit by Safe MMA

Tonight in Donaghmede, Ireland, Battlezone 16 plays host to the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association team trials for the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships of Amateur MMA.

Successful participants will go on to represent Team Ireland at IMMAF’s nation vs nation tournament in Prague, this coming November.

Battlezone 16 takes place at Donaghmede’s Trinity Sports Centre, with bouts commencing at 7:30pm.

Matches are under IMMAF Amateur MMA rules, and all competitors have been medically cleared to compete by Safe MMA, having undergone annual medical examinations and tests for blood borne viruses.

For full tournament information including draw, brackets and results visit

See below for the full list of medically cleared athletes for Battlezone 16 – IMMAA National Team Trials:

Austin Lynch
Ciarán Clarke
Colin Casey
Colin Meagher
David McCarthy
Diarmuid Ó Buachalla
Elliot Levy
Fionn Hickey
Jack Maguire
John Byrne
John Mitchell
Kenny Mokhonoana
Mark Gallivan
Nicholas Llewellyn
Patrick Symes
Paul Deehan
Paulie O’Brien
Ronan Butler
Ross Quearney
Ryan Spillane
Scott Trelford
Stephen O’Driscoll
Tadhg Dixon
Tomasz Ostrowski

For more about Battlezone visit:

For more about the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association visit:

For more about the 2016 IMMAF European Open Championships visit: