BATTLEZONE FC WORKS WITH SAFE MMA
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attleZone FC works for the first time with Safe MMA for tomorrow’s BattleZone FC 12 in The Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Two professional bouts were originally scheduled for the predominantly Amateur show with one now scratched from the card due to injury. The competitors for the remaining professional fight, Mick Brennan vs. Stephen Coll, have been approved as fit for participation by the independent medical organisation.
All other competitors across the card will also undergo Safe MMA pre and post fight medicals; and BattleZone has pledged that on-site medical care will meet Safe MMA stipulations.
Promoter, Andy Ryan, said:
“BattleZone FC is delighted to be working with Safe MMA to promote fighter safety, which should be the cornerstone of the sport. As a promotion we have a duty of care to fighters and it’s great to be able to unify over this important issue with other promoters under the Safe MMA banner.”
SAFE MMA Ireland ambassadors, fighter Aisling Daly and Professor Dan Healy said:
“Safe MMA is about reducing avoidable risk. Protecting professional fighters is one fundamental responsibility of all promotions. This weekend BattleZone joins Cage Warriors and Euro Fight Night as another Irish promotion pays this respect to fighters”
To view the complete current Safe MMA fighters’ register visit: http://safemmauk.wordpress.com/safe-mma-fighters-list/
To register and for all Safe MMA enquiries to CHHP, 76 Harley St contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.