How to Get an Amateur MMA Fight?
Want to become a MMA fighter? Then start with the amateur competitions in your area. Fighting Insider tell you how.
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is a multi-disciplinary style of fighting which combines stand-up techniques – like Kick Boxing and Karate – with ground fighting styles — like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. Fighting in an amateur MMA competition is a good way of testing your skills, and finding out if you have what its takes to become a professional fighter.
1. Look for a local coach who can train you before the match. Train at least five times a week, learn a couple of disciplines like grappling, striking and joint locking, and study short-distance and mid-range attacks. You may strengthen your stamina as well through sparring and running.
2. Find an amateur MMA fight in your area. If your coach has contacts with local promoters, this can start the process. Moreover, you can check out websites like ISCF MMA, Mixed Martial Arts and MMA Recruiter for any amateur MMA competition in your area.
3. Once you became in touch with the promoter, you will be required to submit a fight resume detailing your experience. An audition may also be needed to demonstrate your fighting skills. Once you are accepted, you will need to undergo medical examination. You must have a clean bill of health, and must be clear from Hepatitis B and C. For female MMA fighters, a pregnancy test is required as well.
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