MACTO CHAMPIONSHIPS JOINS SAFE MMA

(London.31st May 2015)  British voluntary medical organisation, Safe MMA, welcomes MACTO Championships as a member. Safe MMA is the medical arm of the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation. Complying with Safe MMA criteria is the first requirement of any promotion wishing to work with the UKMMAF towards sanctioning. MACTO Championships has pledged that its launch event at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on 27th June will operate according to Safe MMA medical guidelines. This includes the presence of a doctor to carry out pre and post fight medical examinations for all competing athletes, and a commitment to submitting medical results and suspensions to Safe MMA. Safe MMA will also sanction all professional MMA bouts on the card, for which athletes need to be cleared to compete in advance by Safe MMA doctors, following an annual medical examination and blood tests. The full criteria for Safe MMA promotions can be found in the Safe MMA Member’s Agreement: http://bit.ly/1u48rsd MACTO directors, Wad Alameddine and Ross Laurence have worked closely with Safe MMA previously in their capacities as fighter managers, while Ross Laurence’s sportswear brand, Impact LPA, is an apparel partner of Safe MMA. Official Safe MMA T-Shirts are available from: www.impactlpa.com MACTO Director of Communications, Chris Emmanuel, said: “We are committed to the promotion of professionalism within the industry, with athlete safety of paramount importance. Safe MMA provides the necessary framework to ensure that our fighters are protected whilst competing at MACTO Championships. The decision for us to join Safe MMA was swift and unanimous. We look forward to a continuous working relationship, as both MACTO Championships and Safe MMA work in conjunction to improve the sport we all love.” For more about MACTO Championships visit http://www.mactochampionships.com/   About Safe MMA SAFE MMA is a not for profit organisation established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the UK. Under the Safe MMA banner, the medical centre provides a secure, centralised and confidential database for fighter medical records; and coordinates affordable, standardised blood and medical tests for all registered fighters. Additionally, SAFE MMA members will have access to advice from leading world experts in sports medicine. UK promotions united to help found the project and have agreed that from 1st January 2013 all fighters on their cards must be registered to Safe MMA and undergo annual medical tests and bi-annual blood tests.  The promotions have agreed only to use fighters that are deemed medically safe to fight under the Safe MMA (green light) system and not to use fighters that are suspended due to injuries, such as concussion, or who are overdue for blood tests, for example. Additionally, the promotions have pledged to have medical professionals carry out pre- and post-fight tests with all results to be submitted to the confidential medical database at 76 Harley St. Medical data will never be transmitted to anyone but Safe MMA will be able to give a rapid and all-hours service to inform authorised promotions of who is medically safe to fight and who needs to be rechecked, at the time of enquiry. Safe MMA is the independent medical advisory for the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation – UKMMAF. Visit www.safemma.co.uk for further information. About MACTO Championships MACTO Championships is a UK based sports promotion, specialising in the creation of combat events of unrivalled quality. Headquartered in the Midlands of the UK, MACTO provides a platform for both established and rising stars of the combat world to showcase their talents in a safe, professional environment. As an evolution of the highly successful Too Much Talent (TMT) promotion, MACTO retains the ethos of TMT, ‘doing it better’. The core management team comes from a broad spectrum of industry; the skill set is wide ranging, allowing MACTO to draw on an array of abilities to create the ultimate in sports entertainment.  .  

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