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UKMMAF Shadow Sanctions BAMMA 17

January 23 @ 10:57 am

The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) shadow sanctions BAMMA 17 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on 6th December 2014. This follows the shadow sanctioning of leading UKMMA Amateur promotion, Fight UK, earlier this year.

Mixed Martial Arts is tolerated in the UK, but not does not have official sport recognition and regulation is not stipulated. In this environment it is down to promotions to voluntarily comply with independent sanctioning.

BAMMA has for several years been at the forefront of UK MMA, ensuring they provide and deliver a professional set-up for all involved. They pride themselves on using officials who they consider to be the most qualified from backstage commissioners to referees, from judges to medics.


Shadow sanctioning by the UKMMAF is the first step for a promotionwishing to work with the organisation towards full independent sanctioning. It involves working in partnership to evolve best practice both for the promoter and governing body. Shadow Sanctioning allows any promotion interested in being involved in a working relationship with the UKMMAF the opportunity to be shadowed and their event processes reviewed at no expense to them. This is followed by professional and meaningful follow-up report and ongoing support towards full sanctioning.

The UKMMAF role is to  legitimise many of the excellent processes already followed by the leading promotions and to assist others to raise their standards, to improve safety, lower risk and enable the sport to become recognised and supported in the manner so many other sports are.