Thursday, 25 July 2013


Last weekend’s debuting UKMMA Expo featured a headline professional fight under the governance of Safe MMA, on Saturday 20th July at Event City in Manchester (UK). Professional fighters, Antanas Jazbutis and Uche Ihiekwe, were medically cleared to fight by Safe MMA in a bout that took place on a predominantly Amateur card.
The fighters underwent pre- and post-fight medical examinations at the event and were advised the medical suspensions below:

1) Antanas Jazbutis | 28 days |  Suspended until at least 24th August 2013
-For all general Safe MMA enquiries contact or 07984 936 219
-To register and for all Safe MMA enquiries to CHHP, 76 Harley St contact:
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 Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UCMMA united to help found the project and have agreed that from 1st January 1013 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. Visit for further information.

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