NEW WEIGHT CLASSES ADDED TO UNIFIED MMA
Jul 23, 2018
EDMONTON — In an effort to curb the amount of weight fighters are forced to cut, Unified MMA is proud to introduce several new weight classes for their events, effective Oct. 1.
Following the lead of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which were modified in 2017, the following weight classes have been added to the promotion, in addition to all previous weight classes: super lightweight (165 pounds), super welterweight (175 pounds), super middleweight (195 pounds), and cruiserweight (225 pounds).
“We’re really happy and excited to introduce these new weight classes to our promotion because it will allow fighters to compete closer to their natural weight, thereby limiting the amount of stress they have to put on their bodies to enter the cage,” VP of Operations Ed Kapp says, adding that the move was made after consultation with fighters, coaches and officials.
“Additionally, we believe this will make for more competitive and exciting fights, and we can’t wait to crown Unified MMA champions for our new divisions!”
Unified MMA returns to River Cree Resort & Casino with Unified 34 on Sept. 28. The promotion makes its highly anticipated Calgary debut with Unified 35 on Nov. 16 at Genesis Centre. Unified will cap off its 2018 campaign with Unified 36 on Dec. 7 at River Cree Resort & Casino. All three events will be broadcast live via pay-per-view at UnifiedMMA.ca.