In the United States, if youre fighting in a State Athletic Commission sanctioned fight youll need to be at least 18 years old. There is no official upper age limit stipulated for competitive MMA, but some sanctioning bodies like the ISCF have a theoretical upper age limit of 40, which can be waived.
Can I start MMA at 16?
The Best Age to Start Training MMA The best age to start MMA is when youre a teenager and your body is fully or almost fully developed. I would recommend around the 15-16 age range to start intensively training martial arts such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Is there an age limit for the UFC?
Minimum age limit is 18 set by the SAC (state athletic commissions) sanctioning bodies, regardless of promotion.
Can minors fight in MMA?
Kids as young as eight can compete in mixed martial arts in California. Kids mixed martial arts (MMA) is modeled after the adult version popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship—a sport so controversial New York didnt legalize it until last year. (It is now legal in all 50 states.)