Welcome to the home of BAMMA, the UK’s ultimate Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion. We are broadcast on 5✪ and Channel 5 in the UK, AXS TV in the US, Setanta in Africa, Red Media in Russia, The Fight Network in Canada, and TDN in Latin America. Promoting the cream of upcoming British talent alongside international stars at arenas across the country, BAMMA showcases stunning entertainment from the world’s fastest growing sport.
About Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Cage-Fighting. “UFC” Fighting. MMA is tagged with a number of popular names in the UK. Born as recently as 1993, it grew out of the concept of pitting different combat sports against each other in a quest to discover the ultimate martial arts style. In the beginning there were no weight classes and very few rules. Today, MMA has evolved into a style of its own, comprising the wrestling and striking disciplines that proved most successful in the original “ultimate fighter” contests, including Brazilian jiu jitsu (a Brazilian form of ground wrestling), Olympic wrestling and Thai boxing. Now too, most of the world follows by general consensus the regulatory rules of US state athletic commissions, the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. This highly technical and spectacular sport has come a long way in a short time: only the toughest, fittest and most dedicated of athletes can endure the hours of training over many years to master the multiple combat disciplines required to be an MMA fighter.
Based in the United Kingdom, BAMMA premiered on 27 June 2009. BAMMA has since attained unprecedented TV viewing figures for its arena events in the UK. BAMMA 4: Reid vs Watson reached a live domestic audience of 865,000 on Bravo TV in 2010 and BAMMA’s broadcasts on 5✪ and Channel 5 have also attracted unrivaled viewing figures domestically.