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.

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

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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

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