How do I get my first amateur MMA fight?

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MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts, where athletes use different combat sports techniques to compete inside a cage called Octagon. MMA is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various Martial Arts from around the world. Today we shall discuss the procedure of how an amateur MMA gets his first fight.

Amateur MMA Fighter:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a hybrid combat sport incorporating techniques from Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and other disciplines. Although it was initially described by critics as a brutal blood sport without rules, MMA gradually shed its no-holds-barred and embraced rules fixed by UFC governing body for the safety of the fighters. MMA emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing spectator sports in the early 21st century. MMA events are sanctioned in many countries alongside all 50 U.S. states in America. However, the question is how long it takes to learn MMA and get enlisted to fight as an Amateur. As MMA combines more than half a dozen Martial Arts it takes a long time to learn well. A learner is required to train BJJ, Wrestling and one of the striking arts at least three times a week in 2-3 years time to be an MMA Amateur. This is a sustainable standard time for an Amateur MMA fighter to fight in the cage with another Amateur. All amateur bouts  consist of no more than three rounds. Each round consists of three minutes  with a one minute rest period in between rounds. 

Coach gets you fight:

Whether you train by yourself or by a trainer you need a Coach to introduce you to the authority that you want to fight as an Amateur MMA fighter. Your Coach will do the rest. He will train you so that you are able to fight well enough. He will train you in boot camp before the match day arrives. An efficient Coach makes a skilled fighter. But the student must be serious as well. Finding a good Coach, an Amateur must be desperate. You might find it difficult to get an experienced Coach whose candidate has recently won. You have to keep looking for a Coach where fights take place. Also, on the Internet.  As MMA is a serious kind of fight  a Coach can evaluate the whole situation before he puts his contestant into the cage to fight. This is the onerous responsibility of the Coach. Of course, if an Amateur insists on stepping into the cage with no real training, he is only required to sign up for an event and await the day of fighting. But most amateurs with hopes of turning professional will have to train consistently 1-2 years before taking their first amateur fight. As a matter of fact, the majority of professional MMA fighters today were once exciting amateurs.


An Amateur MMA Fighter in this article is not one who without training hops in the cage and gets beaten. The amateur is a hopeful MMA professional. His first successful fight as an amateur is regarded as the debut for the professional MMA fighter in future. An Amateur is like a fledgling bird. He needs the care of a Coach. With the assistance of the Coach you get your first amateur MMA fight.

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