On the card, was a session with UFC referees Greg Kleynjans and Steve Perceval leading an MMA judging seminar and Q&A’s to help coaches and contestants understand what judges look for.
UFC cutman, Joe Clifford gave some top tips on how best to treat contestants between rounds and best practice for wrapping hands in MMA.
Clint Wattenburg - Director of Sports Nutrition at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, also provided some great insights on performance, nutrition and weight management.
The day was coordinated by Victoria’s Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board.
Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board Chair, Simone Bailey said the day provided a unique opportunity for Victorian MMA professional athletes, trainers, officials, and enthusiasts to tap in to some of the latest practices, safety requirements, and innovative techniques that have helped take the sport to a whole new level.
In 2015, the Victorian Government lifted a ban on mixed martial arts fighting in octagonal enclosures, paving the way for the unprecedented crowd of 57,127 that poured through Marvel Stadium gates for UFC 243.
The MMA industry development day is part of the ongoing commitment of the Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board to support best international practice by ensuring that Mixed Martial Arts contests take place within a safety enclosure and ultimately is a sport safer for all competitors, whilst also helping Victorians tap into the multi-million UFC market.
For more information visit our Boxing and Combat Sports page