BAMMA 30 fighters all cleared to the SafeMMA Plus standard

All 28 professional fighters competing at BAMMA 30 have been medically cleared to the SafeMMA Plus standard.

BAMMA 30 takes place at the 3 Arena in Dublin tonight, 7 July 2017, commissioned by the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association and working with Safe MMA Ireland and medical provider Code Blue Medical.

See below for the full list of Safe MMA Plus competitors showcasing on BAMMA 30.

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Aaron Kennedy
Alan Philpott
Arann Maguire
Ben Forsyth
Blaine O’Driscoll
Chris Stringer
Daniel Barez
Daniel Olejniczak
Declan Dalton
Dylan Logan
Fabian Edwards
Harry Hardwick
Henry Fadipe
Ion Pascu
Kiefer Crosbie
Maciej Gierszewski
Matt Clempner
Mick Brennan
Niklas Stolze
Paul Redmond
Rhys McKee
Richard Kiely
Richie Smullen
Rob Sinclair
Ryan Curtis
Shay Walsh
Steve Owens
Waldemar Cichy

Cage Warriors 85

Cage Warriors 85 gets the Safe MMA Stamp

Cage Warriors 85 plays out in Bournemouth tonight at the  O2 Academy.

All professional fighters have passed SafeMMA annual medical examinations and blood tests, and additionally undergone eye tests and MRI/MRA brain scans cleared to the SafeMMA Plus standard.

SafeMMA has confirmed the following professional fighters as medically approved to compete:

Alex Thorne
Andy Manzolo
Cameron Else
Damo Weeden
Donovan Desmae
Jamie Richardson
Jason Radcliffe
Josh McManus
Leah McCourt
Lee Chadwick
Luiz Finocchio
Martin Stapleton
Oskar Piechota
Rizlen Zouak
Romain Bidet
Shaun Luther

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Pro’s Greenlit for Cage Warriors Academy North West

All professional competitors for Cage Warriors Academy North West have been confirmed as medically approved to compete by Safe MMA, as the show gets underway at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Please see listed below the Safe MMA cleared competitors for tonight’s Pro – Am card:

Anthony O’Connor
Bobby Pallett
Craig Bale
Elliot Jenkins
Matthew Bonner
Pedro Perez

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Shock N Awe

Shock N Awe Partners with Safe MMA

(London. 3 June 2017) Longstanding Portsmouth MMA promotion, Shock N Awe, has partnered for the first time with Safe MMA for the medical preclearance of its professional fight card for tonight’s Shock N Awe 25 at the Pyramid Centre.

Shock N Awe Director Gareth Johnson commented on the decision taken with Co-director Brian Adams:

“At Shock N Awe we have always taken fighter safety very seriously. Having the professional fighters on our events cleared to compete by Safe MMA was the next logical step for our promotion to take. We will continue to work with Safe MMA to even further improve the safety of all competitors on our events.”

The promotion joins a growing number that have adopted independent, third party approval of competitors’ fitness to compete, which increases safety through avoidance of conflict of interests in decisions related to an athlete’s medical health. The Safe MMA partnership provides independent advice to competitors and a confidential central database by which Safe MMA can inform promoters of a competitor’s medical status to compete and of any suspensions. Safe MMA provides a unified standard enabling a ‘medical passport’ to compete on partner shows. The doctors on the Safe MMA medical committee contribute their time on an entirely voluntary basis and receive no payment from either the project or promotions.

UK and Ireland event organisers currently working with Safe MMA include: Cage Warriors, BAMMA, BCMMA, Shock N Awe, Battlezone, Cage Kings, Clan Wars, WCFC, Cage Ring Championship, Akuma, Cage Legacy, Real Fighting Championship, Wimp 2 Warrior, Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association and United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

International promotions that have worked with Safe MMA on British soil include KSW, Bellator and ACB, while Safe MMA provides a clearance service for all International Mixed Martial Arts Federation tournaments.

See below for the list of professional fighters medically cleared by Safe MMA to compete at tonight’s Shock N Awe 25:

  • Aaron Laleye
  • Andy Kerr
  • Chris Tallis
  • Dillin West
  • Ethan Charlesworth
  • Gracjan Bak
  • Nicolas Ott
  • Thibaud Larchet

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Cage Warriors 84

Cage Warriors 84 continues to work to the flagship standard

Competitors for Cage Warriors 84 have been medically pre-cleared by Safe MMA for tonight’s show at the Indigo at the O2 in London, as Cage Warriors continues to work to the flagship safety standard.

It was confirmed this afternoon that further to the basic annual medical examination and blood test requirements, all of the below listed fighters have successfully passed dilated pupil eye tests and MRI/MRA brain scans to the SafeMMA Plus standard.

Alexander Jacobsen
Brad Wheeler
Bryan Creighton
Craig White
Darren O’Gorman
Håkon Foss
Iurie Bejenari
James Webb
Kenneth Bergh
Marko Kovacevic
Matt Inman
Miro Jurkovic
Nathaniel Wood
Norman Paraisy
Phil Wells
Sam Creasey
Sean Carter
Stephen O’Keeffe
Thomas Robertsen
Tom Green

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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.

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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

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