Invitation to Dr Bennett Omalu Concussion Lecture in Dublin


To the Irish MMA community

The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin is hosting a free concussion/CTE educational event on Tuesday 6th June at 6pm

Speakers include Dr Bennett Omalu, played by Will Smith in the feature film “concussion”, Irish Rugby International Bernard Jackman and our own Aisling Daly.

Places are limited.

To register go to:

Professor Dan Healy



BAMMA 29 gets the Safe MMA Plus ‘Gold’ stamp

BAMMA has achieved Safe MMA Plus clearance for all its competitors ahead of tonight’s BAMMA 29 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, as the promotion is broadcast for the first time live on Dave in the UK.

The Safe MMA Plus standard requires competitors to undergo MRI/ MRA scans of the brain and neck and specialist eye tests, as well the standard level physical examinations and blood tests.

See below for the full list of Safe MMA Plus competitors approved BAMMA 29:

Aaron Blackwell
Aaron Chalmers
Brett McDermott
Cameron Hardy
Cian Cowley
Dan Cassell
Daniel Crawford
Daniel Olejniczak
Daniel Rutkowski
David Khalsa
Greg Jenkins
Jai Herbert
Łukasz Świrydowicz
Maciej Sosnowski
Mario Saeed
Matt Hallam
Mick Stanton
Mike D’Aguiar
Mindaugas Gerve
Nathius Frederick
Pelu Adetola
Rick Selvarajah
Ronnie Mann
Ruben Wolf
Sam Halliday
Shay Walsh
Terry Brazier
Tim Barnett
Walter Gahadza
Yannick Bahati

For more information about BAMMA go to:


BCMMA 19 goes Safe MMA Plus

British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts implemented ‘gold standard’ Safe MMA Plus medical pre-clearance requirements for the first time at BCMMA 19 tonight in Colchester.

BCMMA has previously worked to standard Safe MMA requirements of blood tests and medical examinations for all its professional competitors and partners with the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation for commissioning.

See below for listed Safe MMA Plus competitors approved for BCMMA 19:

Anissa Haddaoui
Dominic Dillon
Emrah Sonmez
Jonathan Giannone
Kerry Hughes
Ollie Mathis

For information about BCMMA visit:

Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors 83 meets the Safe MMA Plus ‘Gold’ Standard

It has been confirmed that all professional competitors for Cage Warriors 83 have been medically cleared to the Safe MMA Plus ‘gold’ standard, as the event gets underway in Newport, Wales this evening – 6th May 2017.

The Safe MMA Plus standard requires competitors to undergo MRI/ MRA scans of the brain and neck and specialist eye tests, as well the basic level physical examinations and blood tests.

See below for the full list of Safe MMA Plus competitors approved for Cage Warriors 83:

Aiden Lee
Ché Mills
Damo Weeden
Gavin Kelly
Giovanni Melillo
Jack Shore
Joe McColgan
Josh Reed
Kacper Formela
Konmon Deh
Kris Edwards
Lewis Long
Mohsen Bahari
Nicolas Ott
Richard Williams
Scott Clist
Simon Maksimovic
Søren Bak

For information about Cage Warriors go to:


MMA Amateurs Cleared for CRC#4 in Dublin Tonight

The following amateur MMA competitors showcasing at tonight’s ‘CRC 4: Champions Rizing’ in Dublin have been medically cleared to the Safe MMA Plus standard.

The Cage Ring Championship event takes place at the Wright Venue in Swords, featuring a mix of Muay Thai, Submission wrestling, K1 and MMA bouts.

The Safe MMA Plus standard includes brain scans, as well as the standard medical examination and blood tests.

Alex Kravtsov
Alexander Yankov
Arron Daniels
Dawid Milewski
Matthew Whyte
Paweł Polityło

For more about CRC#4 go to:

54 Amateurs Safe MMA Plus Clear for Wimp 2 Warrior

The Wimp 2 Warrior Cork Finale took place last night on 8 April in the Republic of Ireland, with the all-Amateur card fully medically cleared to the Safe MMA Plus standard.

Held in partnership with SBG Cork City gym, the Neptune Stadium event featured the 54 medically approved amateur participants listed below.

Novice league competitor, Michelle Shahid, was exceptionally approved to compete in this event only on the basis of a no head shots bout enforced with zero tolerance.

Aaron Deane
Aidan Beausang
Anthony Murphy
Ben Deane
Brandon Dunne
Brian Linehan
Brian Reynolds
Cailim Fielding
Chris Doran
Clodagh Warne
Colin O’Shaughnessy
Colm O’Dea
Conor Bowen
Conor O’Callaghan
Darren Walsh
Dean Crowley
Dean O’Callaghan
Evelyn (Missy) Mullane
Gavin McCarthy
Ian Manning
Ian O’Connor
Jake Ryan
James Creed
James O’Doherty
Jamie Crowley
Joey Byrne
John Arnott
Jonathan Delaney
Jonathan O’Mahony
Kevin Irwin
Kevin O’Keefe
Kieran Corcoran
Kieran Murray
Louis Nolan
Maire Walsh
Melissa Falvey
Michael Hughes
Michelle Shahid
Natasha Falvey
Nathalie Legnaro
Reinis Lubraks
Rhys O’Connell
Rory Hennebry
Ryan O’Connor
Sarah McCormack
Scott O’Sullivan
Shane O’Brien
Shane O’Connor
Shane Ryan
Stephen Kielty
Stephen Looney
Traoloch Hennebry
Wiveka O’Sullivan
Zoe Linnane

For more information about Wimp 2 Warrior visit:

Cage Warriors introduces Safe MMA Plus for its UK events

For Cage Warriors 82 on the 1 April, the promotion introduced the enhanced Safe MMA Plus medical clearance standard for its UK events.

All fighters (as listed below) submitted dilated pupil eye exams and brain/neck scans as required under the enhanced protocol, in addition to blood test results and medical examinations.

The Liverpool Echo Arena event marked an increase in Cage Warriors’ athlete clearance standards, demonstrating the promotion’s serious commitment to fighter safety.

Cian Erraught
Dean Trueman
Dylan Mcloughlin
Elliot Jenkins
Ellis Hampson
Frantz Slioa
Johan Romming
Konmon Deh
Lacey Schuckman
Lee Chadwick
Leeroy Barnes
Lloyd Manning
Molly McCann
Nad Narimani
Nathaniel Wood
Patrick Pimblett
Paull McBain
Perry Goodwin
Ross Houston
Shawn Kenny
Tommy Quinn
Vaughan Lee

For information about Cage Warriors visit: