In advance of the inaugural GAMMA U18 International MMA Championships taking place in November 2022, GAMMA has published a new set of competition rules which will come into force immediately.

The format of the rules follows those that are relevant for senior competitions but include additional restrictions on the use of certain techniques as well as an amendment to bout times and a refinement of the applicable weight categories.

“As part of our mission to ensure safe competition, it was necessary to review our existing competition rules to make sure they were fit for purpose for our youth athletes. We will not compromise on providing a safe competition environment and we believe that these rules will give our young athletes the necessary protection to further their development in the sport.” Alexander Engelhardt GAMMA President.

The competition rules have been developed by the GAMMA Referee & Judges Committee and will be sent to all National Federations. For more information and to review the rules, download them here.