How to Book an MMA Fight?
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#1 June 7, 9:08 am
How to Book an MMA Fight?

How to Book an MMA Fight?



After writing the piece “How to Properly Inquire When Booking a Fight”, I came to realize that my work wasn’t a finished product...unfortunately. Here are some other suggestions for young fighters to adhere to:

1.) Please look for amateur or entry level professional bouts in the region close to where you live. Most promotions do not have the budget for airfare and those that do are only going to fly in “name” type guys to fight and most certainly will not fly in amateurs or debut type pros.

2.) Please realize that in legitimate organizations amateurs do NOT get paid, with the lone exception being a percentage for selling tickets. I am quite sick of amateur fighters requesting and/or demanding to get paid.

3.) KNOW the rules/regulations and guidelines. Please do some appropriate research and educate yourself. Most states require 5 sanctioned amateur bouts with a winning record to fight as a professional therefore please find out if the promotion you fight for reports their event results and is sanctioned accordingly. www.mixedmartialarts.com is THE official database of the state athletic commissions so that is your “official” record and it does not matter whatsoever if you have fought underground bouts. We are in the age of sanctioning and regulation now.

4.) Medicals and/or licensing costs are the FIGHTER’S responsibility.

5.) Professional fighters: please realize that there is no set pay scale and that each organization is different so your pay is based on your current sanctioned record; your opponent’s current sanctioned record; travel costs; size of organization; and many other factors that should be taken into account. It is NOT based on what someone else may have paid you AND it is your job to negotiate everything upfront. Do NOT come to the promoter/matchmaker the week of the bout demanding extra tickets; corner passes or hotel rooms for example. Professional means more than just getting paid to fight.
#2 September 3, 10:23 am
So where can an amature make some money for spilling some blood. I am hungry.
#3 September 3, 11:29 am
No. That is one of the main factors between Professional and Amateur MMA. Skill, experience and licensing are few other factors.

Some promoters do allow fighters to make a percentage of the tickets that the fighter sells. This varies by promotion. You will need to contact a promoter in your area, and see what the specifics are for their promotion.
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#4 April 11, 8:37 pm
How can o get my first mma fight i live in louisiana but i don't
#5 April 11, 8:42 pm
how can i get my first mma fight in Louisiana (help)
I don't have no money to get in a mma gym i just won't my shot!!!
#6 April 13, 7:23 pm
i live in virginia looking for my first fight anyone know where i can find one
#7 August 13, 11:06 am
i understand
bobbysnelling
#8 April 17, 9:20 pm
Thank you for the advice, I currently started managing a fighter and this piece was very helpful.
#9 October 10, 9:24 pm
booking fights out of state
Hello, my fighter is currently into his third match as an amateur. We're in California and he would like to fight out of state. I've found some matches elsewhere but no one seems to be able to tell me if he needs anything specific in order to take the matches. He has a National ID card, does he need anything else or does it vary from state to state?

Thanks in advance
#10 April 21, 7:48 pm
I was a Marine and now looking to get into MMA
#11 September 15, 8:32 pm
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Originally posted by: T.Oliver

Hello, my fighter is currently into his third match as an amateur. We're in California and he would like to fight out of state. I've found some matches elsewhere but no one seems to be able to tell me if he needs anything specific in order to take the matches. He has a National ID card, does he need anything else or does it vary from state to state?

Thanks in advance. Can you send me information about your fighter? I may have something of an interest
#12 October 2, 9:46 pm
Hi

I am a event promoter from Iceland.
I want to book 2 or 4 fighters to come to Iceland and fight on the first fight night ever here in Iceland. I need to get info where I can find good fighters for this event.
I want 2 of the fighters to be known in the MMA world and 2 of the less known but known non the less.
Who can I talk to for some help with this?

Hope somebody can answer this and help me Smile

thanks

regards Ragnar
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#13 February 25, 12:54 pm
Hey Ragnar,

How is it going with your event? Would you still like some help?

Quote:
Originally posted by: Ragnar A Ulfdal

Hi

I am a event promoter from Iceland.
I want to book 2 or 4 fighters to come to Iceland and fight on the first fight night ever here in Iceland. I need to get info where I can find good fighters for this event.
I want 2 of the fighters to be known in the MMA world and 2 of the less known but known non the less.
Who can I talk to for some help with this?

Hope somebody can answer this and help me Smile

thanks

regards Ragnar
#14 July 23, 1:56 pm
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Originally posted by: Joshua oxendine

I was a Marine and now looking to get into MMA
I'm a Marine too semper Fi
Fight night
#15 April 23, 6:43 pm
One shot all it takes
I want to fight. I'm 212 lbs. I'll fight anyone. I was in prison 13 yrs. All I did was fight Every Friday. I didn't lose one fight toe to toe.
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