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:

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Safe MMA Medically Clears Competitors for 2016 IMMAF Africa Open

All Amateur MMA athletes competing in the 2016 IMMAF Africa Open in Johannesburg this week, have been medically approved by Safe MMA. Competitors hail from Africa, India and Sweden in this smaller IMMAF offering, which also includes representing officials from USA.

Hosted by Mixed Martial Arts South Africa, the 3 day tournament commences tomorrow, 31st August with matches concluding on Saturday 3rd September. Full competitor and tournament information is available at MyNextMatch:

This is the 3rd IMMAF Championship event on which Safe MMA has worked as medical partner, having overseen the medical clearance for more than 100 competitors for the 2015 IMMAF European Open in the UK, and 210 competitors for the 2016 IMMAF World Championships in Las Vegas in July.



Professional Fighters for Clan Wars 25 are Safe MMA Clear

Safe MMA has confirmed that the 2 professional MMA competitors for Clan Wars 25 have been medically cleared as fit to compete. The event takes place at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast on 28th August.

Competitors cleared to compete are as follows:

  • Michael Reid
  • Paul Lawrence

Clan Wars is working with the Ulster Amateur MMA Association, and all Amateur competitors on the card have completed medical examinations and blood tests under the federation.