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BCMMA Professional Card Approved by Safe MMA

The professional competitors for tonight’s British Challenged Mixed Martial Arts 16 were medically cleared by Safe MMA as fit to participate, ahead of the event at Colchester’s Charter Hall in Essex.

BCMMA works with the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF), under whose guidelines professional MMA competitors must be medically approved by Safe MMA as its medical body.

The competitors cleared to compete at BCMMA 16 were as follows:

Arnold Quero
Bryony Tyrell
Clemence Schrieber
Jamie Powell
Kerry Hughes
Mellony Geugjes
Owen Gayle
Stephen Martin

For more information about BCMMA visit: http://bcmma.co.uk/
For the full, up-to-date list of currently Safe MMA clear fighters visit: https://safemma.org/safe-mma-fighters-list/

Competitors Cleared for Celtic Gladiator Fight Night 1

Safe MMA has confirmed that eight Amateur MMA competitors competing at Celtic Gladiator Fight Night 1 have been medically cleared as fit to participate. The event takes place at CityNorth Hotel tomorrow, 23 July in Gormanston, Co. Meath, Ireland.

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, participants are required to pass standardised annual medical examinations and tests for blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis B and C) in order to compete. Post-bout medical suspensions issued by ringside doctors are also submitted to Safe MMA, so that they can be publically released and observed by supporting promoters. Pre and post bout medical examinations are also submitted for databasing.

Third party medical clearance by Safe MMA is a recommendation and requirement of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association.

Competitors cleared to compete by Safe MMA for Celtic Gladiator 1 are as follows:

Adrian Elbert
Alex Kravtsov
Darren O’Brien
David Hill
Jack Maguire
Jack Monahan
Matiss Zaharovs
Tomás O’Dwyer

For more information about Celtic Gladiator please visit: www.celticgladiator.com
For a full up-to-date list of Safe MMA registered competitors in the UK and Ireland visit: https://safemma.org/safe-mma-fighters-list/

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BELLATOR 158 UNDERCARD MEDICALLY APPROVED BY SAFE MMA

  • 16 JULY 2016
  • THE 02, LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Safe MMA has confirmed that all MMA athletes competing on the undercard of Bellator 158 have been medically approved as fit for competition. Bellator’s UK based event takes place at The O2 in London tonight, Saturday 16th July.

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 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 are also submitted to Safe MMA, so that they can be observed by other affiliates by consensus, since there is no enforced regulation of the sport in the region.

In addition to meeting Safe MMA minimum safety standards, Bellator competitors have been required by the promoter to undergo MRI scans of the brain, the reports for which have likewise been submitted to Safe MMA for record keeping.

Athletes featuring on the Bellator 158 international main card have been medically cleared to compete via ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association), in line with the promotion’s usual protocol as a U.S based organisation.  Meanwhile the undercard includes a predominantly domestic line-up.

Safe MMA founder and ambassador, Marc Goddard, said:

“On a personal level I’m thrilled that the purpose for which we built Safe MMA remains of value. While we lack regulation of MMA in the United Kingdom, voluntary self-governance through collaboration with an independent medical body has been key for setting and enforcing a shared, base level of safety for fighters. I’m immensely proud that a world renowned organisation, such as Bellator, is both supporting and benefitting from the Safe MMA project. It is to be applauded that Bellator has opted to work with Safe MMA in a region where third party compliance is not mandatory, and it is solely through voluntary cooperation that regulation is enabled.”

Safe MMA would like to thank matchmaker, Chris Zorba, and the Bellator and ATAK Promotions teams for their dedication and work to ensure independent clearance of the Bellator 158 undercard through Safe MMA.

See below for the list of competitors that have been approved as medically clear to compete by Safe MMA for the Bellator 158 undercard:

  • Alex Reid
  • Chase Morton
  • Clifford Meeks
  • Danny Mitchell
  • Dean Garnett
  • Dominic Clark
  • Jack Mason
  • James Gallagher
  • James Mulheron
  • Jason Radcliffe
  • Luiz Tosta
  • Manu Garcia
  • Michael Cutting
  • Michael Shipman
  • Nathaniel Wood
  • Neil Grove
  • Pietro Menga
  • Spencer Hewitt

For information about Bellator 158 London visit: http://bellator.spike.com/events/dyrnkz/bellator-158-london

For the full list of currently Safe MMA clear competitors in UK & Ireland visit: https://safemma.org/safe-mma-fighters-list/

About Bellator MMA:

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.  Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

 

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CAGE WARRIORS EXTENDS MEDICAL CLEARANCE TO AMATEURS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS

•FOR TONIGHT – 8 JULY 2016, LONDON

Safe MMA has confirmed that all athletes for Cage Warriors 77 have been medically cleared to compete ahead of tonight’s show at the Camden Centre in London.

Cage Warriors has increased its athlete safety measures for this event, extending mandatory Safe MMA clearance to its Amateur competitors and foreign nationals.

Originally established for the wellbeing of professional competitors, Safe MMA criteria dictates that MMA fighters should pass annual medical examinations and tests for blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis B and C) in order to compete on affiliated shows; and requires that promoters pledge to meet a basic minimum standard of onsite medical provision. Pre and Post bout medicals will be carried out by the event doctor, and reports and suspensions submitted post-event to Safe MMA.

The competitors that have been approved by Safe MMA for Cage Warriors 77 are as follows:

Adam Boussif (Pro)
Aiden Lee (Pro)
Boubacar Balde (Pro)
Chris Fishgold (Pro)
Christopher Jacquelin (Pro)
Darren Stewart (Pro)
Jack Marshman (Pro)
John Redmond (Pro)
Joshua Onwordi (Am)
Kingsley Crawford (Am)
Konmon Deh (Pro)
Mickey Miller (Pro)
Modestas Bukauskas (Pro)
Patrick Pimblett (Pro)
Scott Clist (Pro)
Teddy Violet (Pro)
Thomas Terdjman (Pro)
Tim Wilde (Pro)

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SAFE MMA CLEARS PRO CARD FOR CAGE WARRIORS 76

•FOR TONIGHT – 4 JUNE 2016, LONDON

Safe MMA has confirmed that all professional MMA athletes for Cage Warriors 76 have been medically cleared to compete ahead of tonight’s show at the Newport Centre, South Wales on Saturday June 4.

Safe MMA criteria dictates that professional MMA fighters should pass annual medical examinations and tests for blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis B and C) in order to compete on affiliated shows; and requires that promoters pledge to meet a basic minimum standard of onsite medical provision. Pre and Post bout medicals will be carried out by the event doctor, and reports and suspensions submitted post-event to Safe MMA.

The professional competitors that have been approved by Safe MMA for Cage Warriors 76 are as follows:

Ali Arish
Andreas Stahl
Ben Rees
Dane Morgan
Daniel Requeijo
David-Tonatiuh Crol
Jack Marshman
Jack Shore
Josh Reed
Kris Edwards
Lewis Long
Nad Narimani
Ross Houston
Sam Creasey

For information about Cage Warriors 76 visit: http://www.cagewarriors.com/events-and-tickets/article/cage_warriors_75

SAFE MMA INTRODUCES NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR COMPETITORS

Safe MMA is pleased to introduce the following new membership payment options with a view to making registration more affordable to fighters at both Professional and Amateur levels:

  • Amateur membership: £25 one-off joining fee, followed by a monthly subscription of £5.50
  • Professional membership: £40 one-off joining fee, followed by a monthly subscription of £8.50

IMPORTANT NOTES:

•There will be NO MINMUM TERM; the monthly subscription can be cancelled AT ANY TIME. As such, a competitor only intending to compete once could pay the one-off joining fee, and then cancel their monthly subscription within the first month – before the first monthly subscription payment was taken.

•Any competitor already registered will NOT need to pay the one-off joining fee – they will be offered the option of taking up the monthly subscription at the end of their current period of registration.

•The fixed 6 & 12 month terms of registration which have always been available WILL still be offered, with the lower fee available for Amateurs. These may remain the preferable option where, for example, a sponsor is covering a competitor’s registration fee.

•All these options can be viewed and taken up at the bottom of the FighterForm here.

SAFE MMA STATEMENT ON ROLE & RESPONSIBILTIES

Over recent weeks, Safe MMA has been in close communication with the national governing bodies with which it works in Ireland and in the UK – the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA), the Ulster MMA Association (UAMMAA) and the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF).
 
Safe MMA was founded at a time in which there were no governing bodies for MMA in the region. Founded charitably as a volunteer led, non-profit, medical advisory for the MMA community, firstly in the UK and then in Ireland, Safe MMA has successfully provided athlete pre-event medical clearance, advice and record keeping services for promotions in these regions. Safe MMA now also provides these services to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation for IMMAF championship events worldwide.
 
Further to this, Safe MMA’s founding promotions agreed to meet a minimum standard of medical provision at events, including pre and post fight medical examinations, which became the Safe MMA minimum standard.
 
As the number of member promotions continues to rise and with the emergence of national governing bodies, Safe MMA would like to clarify its role in relation to advising on at-event standards:
 
1) Safe MMA does not inspect or sanction at-event standards
2) Over the past year national governing bodies have assumed the role of event sanctioning and inspection in all regions for promoters on a voluntary basis
3) National governing bodies have this year started to set their own medical standards for events which vary from region to region. There may develop further differences in protocol now under 3 different governments
4) As demand increases with a growing number of promoters affiliating, it is not possible for Safe MMA volunteers to monitor all events and ensure that advised onsite standards are met
 
Safe MMA has been meeting with representatives from the IAPA, UAMMAA and UKMMAF to review working processes and governance structures between parties; and likewise communicating with its independent stakeholders and promoters.
 
Safe MMA will continue to provide athlete medical clearance, athlete advice and record keeping services. It will continue to stipulate that partner promotions conduct pre and post fight medical examinations carried out by a doctor and that these along with medical suspensions are submitted to Safe MMA. However Safe MMA membership does not cover approval of onsite medical provision at events, and national governing bodies are now assuming this role.
 
To reflect this and to clarify the meaning of a) Safe MMA clearance and b) level of clearance, two new logos (illustrated below) are to be released for use by Safe MMA partner promotions at events:
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