Announcements


Announcement

Wyoming Combat Sports Commission, 5:00 pm

July 29, 2020

Call In Only

Conference Call In Number: (617) 675-4444

Pin: 317 467 313 5921#

July 29, 2020 Agenda


Wyoming Combat Sports Commission, 1:00 pm

July 17, 2020

Call In Only

Conference Call In Number: (617) 675-4444

Pin: 309 515 648 1814#

July 17, 2020 Agenda


Wyoming Combat Sports Commission, 5:00 pm

July 8, 2020

Call In Only

Conference Call In Number: (617) 675-4444

Pin: 309 515 648 1814#

July 8, 2020 Agenda

Minutes


Announcement

Wyoming Combat Sports Commission, 3:30 pm

May 21, 2020

Call In Only

Conference Call In Number: (617) 675-4444

Pin: 118 076 049 4489

May 21, 2020 Agenda

Minutes


Announcement

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, 3:15 pm

March 13, 2020

2424 Pioneer Ave, 3rd Floor Civil Division Conference Room

Cheyenne, WY 82001

March 13, 2020 Agenda

Minutes


Announcement

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, 12:30 pm

December 20th, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

December 20th, 2019 Agenda

Minutes


Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, 2:00 pm

August 9th, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

August 9th, 2019 Agenda

Minutes


Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, 12:36pm

April 26, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

April 26, 2019

Minutes


Announcement

Regular Meeting

April 26, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

April 26, 2019 Agenda


Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts, 11:42am

February 19, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

February 19, 2019

Minutes



Announcement

Regular Meeting

February 19, 2019

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

February 19, 2019 Agenda



Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts 4:05pm

State of Wyoming, Attorney General's Office

2424 Pioneer Ave, 3rd Floor Civil Division Conference Room

November 8, 2018 Minutes



Announcement

Special Meeting

November 30, 2018 3:25pm

State of Wyoming, Attorney General's Office

2424 Pioneer Ave, 3rd Floor Civil Division Conference Room

Call in number: +1 419-684-0919, PIN: 898617#

November 30, 2018 Agenda


Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

August 24, 2018 1:03pm

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

August 24, 2018 Minutes



Announcement

Regular Meeting

November 8, 2018 4:00pm

State of Wyoming, Attorney General's Office

2424 Pioneer Ave, 3rd Floor Civil Division Conference Room

Call in number: +1 419-684-0919, PIN: 898617#

November 8, 2018 Agenda



Announcement

Proposed Rules Update



Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

July 13, 2018 12:08pm

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

July 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes



Announcement

Regular Meeting

August 24, 2018 1:00pm

State of Wyoming, Attorney General's Office

2424 Pioneer Ave, 3rd Floor Civil Division Conference Room

Call in number 307-777-3583

August 24, 2018 Meeting Agenda



Announcement

Regular Meeting

July 13, 2018

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

July 13, 2018 Meeting Agenda



Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

June 1, 2018 1:39pm

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

June 1, 2018 Meeting Minutes



Announcement

Special Meeting

June 1, 2018 1:30PM

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Agenda for June 1, 2018 Special Meeting



Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

May 14, 2018 4:04pm

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

May 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes



Announcement

Regular Meeting

May 14, 2018 4:00 PM

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Attached is the agenda for the Wyoming Mixed Martial Arts Board Meeting.

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

March 2, 12:30 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

March 2, 2018

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Bryan Pedersen, Board Member

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Dennis Ellis, Vice-Chairman

Brad Kincheloe, Secretary/Treasurer

New Business:

-Update Brad Kincheloe as Chairman on the website.

-Special March 2nd meeting was advertised on the website.

-Discussed Rules in Chapter 15

-Reviewed more discussion on Chapters 1 through 14

*Motion to approve the draft rules as amended in today's meeting along with any administrative housekeeping items that will be addressed by the Chairman and the Attorney General's Office and to begin the regular rule promulgation process.

*Motion to approve the draft rules of Chapter 15 as amended in today's meeting along with any administrative housekeeping items that will be addressed by the Chairman and the Attorney General's Office and to begin the emergency rule promulgation process for this chapter.

*Administrative Rules Review and Adoption for Promulgation Process:

Information: Rules for consideration are in draft format for discussion purposes. Final drafts shall be presented to the Governor, Legislature, Contestants, and the public through formal promulgation processes. Drafts shall be viewable via this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F7iioYZXqY1dQr6HSggH3STgDrUPCai8?usp=sharing

-Motion to adjourn

Announcement

Special Meeting

March 2, 2018 12:30 PM

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Administrative Rules Review and Adoption for Promulgation Process:

Information: Rules for consideration are in draft format for discussion purposes. Final drafts shall be presented to the Governor, Legislature, Contestants, and the public through formal promulgation processes. Drafts shall be viewable via this link:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F7iioYZXqY1dQr6HSggH3STgDrUPCai8?usp=sharing

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

February 9, 1:30 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

February 9, 2018

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Brad Kincheloe, Board Member

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Approval of minutes Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

Treasurer’s Report Dennis Ellis, Board Treasurer

New Business:

1. Administrative Rules Review and Adoption for Promulgation Process.

Rules were Promulgated

Announcement

Special Meeting

February 9th, 2018 1:30 PM

RBC Office

200 W 17th St #100

Cheyenne, WY 82001

Administrative Rules Review and Adoption for Promulgation Process: Information: Rules for consideration are in draft format for discussion purposes. Final drafts shall be presented to the Governor, Legislature, Contestants, and the public through formal promulgation processes. Drafts shall be viewable via this link: Drafts Link

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

December 29, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Conference Call

December 29, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome and Introductions

Approval of minutes

Treasurer’s Report

In attendance: Bryan Pedersen Chairman

Dennis Ellis, Treasurer

Brad Kincheloe, Vice- Chairman

Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

New Business:

Discussed Rule Changes

Discussed possible upcoming fight with Harden Fight Company.

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

December 29, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Conference Call

December 29, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome and Introductions

Approval of minutes

Treasurer’s Report

In attendance: Bryan Pedersen Chairman

Dennis Ellis, Treasurer

Brad Kincheloe, Vice- Chairman

Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

New Business:

Discuss Rule Changes

Adjournment:

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

December 15, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Conference Call

December 15, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome and Introductions

Approval of minutes

Treasurer’s Report

In attendance: Bryan Pedersen Chairman

Dennis Ellis, Treasurer

Brad Kincheloe, Vice- Chairman

Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

New Business:

1. Discuss Legislative Review- Talked about possible upcoming Legislation and the budget.

Adjournment:

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

December 15, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Conference Call

December 15, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome and Introductions

Approval of minutes

Treasurer’s Report

In attendance: Bryan Pedersen Chairman

Dennis Ellis, Treasurer

Brad Kincheloe, Vice- Chairman

Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

New Business:

1. Discuss Legislative Review

Adjournment:

Other Business:

For the Good of the Order:

Adjournment:

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

August 18, 2017 12:30 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

August 18, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Brad Kincheloe, Board Member

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Approval of minutes Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

Treasurer’s Report Dennis Ellis, Board Treasurer

New Business:

1. Review Rule Changes- Reviewing possible amendments to several rules/statutes. AG office, Ryan Shelhass, was in attendance to discuss the steps.

2. Future Events- November 11th Promotion. Discussion that Promotion Company had been in contact with the board and was given the appropriate information in order have an event in Wyoming. The Promoter is contemplating his options.

3. Funding/Financials- Move all monies to State account from Paypal account. Leave $1000 in Paypal account for small transactions. All transactions are able to be tracked through PayPal.

Possible TV sales for the state, however, statute must change.

4. Review Recent and Future Promotions. Upon review of recent bout, with Board will purchase Pregnancy tests, air horn and timekeeper device. Upon review of inquiry to have bout ruled, “No Contest,” It was agreed due to statue that the referee, per definition, is sole arbiter and therefore the Board does not have the authority to overturn the final decision in a match.

Adding in promotions for 2018. Events appear to be picking up and renewed interest in promotions due to carbon sequestration growth.

Other Business:

For the Good of the Order:

Adjournment:

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

August 18, 2017 12:30 a.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

August 18, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Brad Kincheloe, Board Member

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Approval of minutes Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

Treasurer’s Report Dennis Ellis, Board Treasurer

New Business:

1. Review Rule Changes-

2. Future Events- November 11th Promotion

3. Funding/Financials

4. Review Recent and Future Promotions

Other Business:

For the Good of the Order:

Adjournment:

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

March 13, 2017 11:30 a.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

March 13, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Jerry Davis, Vice-Chairman

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Approval of minutes Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

Treasurer’s Report Dennis Ellis, Board Treasurer

New Business:

1. Review Possible Rule Changes- Review several rules with Attorney General’s Office, Ryan Shelhass in attendance.

2. Talk about future events- Due to downturn in the economy, not as many events. Possible event May 13. Four more promoter’s are interested in dates in 2018.

3. Fees- Looking to decrease corner fee. And Increase event fee to cover administrative costs.

4. Regional Official Training- Officials Training set up for May 20 at LCCC. Will invite promoters to attend. Possibly an open mat type of event. Possible to get licensed and certified at the same time. Make SURE to present Rules to promoters and fighters.

5. Discuss Board Member terms.

Other Business:

For the Good of the Order:

Adjournment:

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

March 13, 2017 11:30 a.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room

March 13, 2017

Call to Order Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Jerry Davis, Vice-Chairman

Welcome and Introductions Bryan Pedersen, Chairman

Approval of minutes Sarah Oman, Exeuctive Assistant

Treasurer’s Report Dennis Ellis, Board Treasurer

New Business:

1. Review Possible Rule Changes

2. Future Events

3. Funding

4. Regional Official Training

Other Business:

For the Good of the Order:

Adjournment:

Board Meeting Agenda for February 13, 2015

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

February 13th, 2015 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

200 W. 17th Street, Suite 100

February 13, 2015

Call to Order Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Jerry Davis, Vice-Chairman

Welcome and Introductions Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Approval of minutes Executive Assistant Sarah Oman present minutes

Treasurer’s Report Bryan Pedersen

Old Business:

Review JAC decision.

New Business:

1) Review Peace officer training and additional officers. Promoters responsible for ensuring public safety is maintained by hiring a minimum one certified Peace Officer. Failure to comply with this subsection may result in the cancellation of the event and may result in disciplinary action. Review "at board discretion,” when extenuating circumstances arise.

2) Review fee paid by seconds, $20 a year vs. $10 per event.

3) Recruiting promoters to the state

4) Getting Jeremy a men-tee

5) Appointment of Dennis Ellis to the board

6) Training and event in Cheyenne same day (Jeremy)

7) Discuss video and streaming revenue to gate fees. As well as having them included as taxable income.

Other Business:

For the Good of the order:

Adjournment:

Board Meeting, August 13, 2014

Minutes

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

August 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

200 W. 17th Street, Suite 100

August 13, 2014

Call to Order Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Jerry Davis, Vice-Chairman

Welcome and Introductions Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Approval of minutes Executive Assistant Sarah Oman present minutes

Treasurer’s Report Bryan Pedersen

Old Business:

1) Updating policies-doctor/inspector fighter examination.

Inspector will enter the ring when the doctor enters the ring. Bryan will contact Robert Wombacher about a volunteer, on the job training with the ABC Officials Training. Bryan is the head of the Policy Committee. He will work with inspector Jeremy Arneson at reworking our officials policy other policies

2) Bryan/Dicky meet with LSO to discuss fiscal internal controls and pass policies accordingly.

Upon review, Board unanimously agreed to pay $75 for the remainder 2014 for the Executive Assistant use of cell phone.

New Business:

1) Plan for distributing promoter information, other information.

Board agreed to have a public list of licensed Promoters in good standing on the website for athletes to contact.

2) Reviewing mileage reimbursement for officials.

Board unanimously agreed that the mileage for judges, referees, inspectors will be reviewed and payment made at the boards discretion.

3) Ranking/advancement outline for officials-Inspector Jeremy Arneson.

A volunteer program will be used for on the job training. Bryan and Jeremy will work together to ratify some of the policies.

4) How to increase industry activity

Board discussed a video feed to increase activity. Executive assistant will send out email informing athletes in the database about upcoming events. Athletes can choose to contact a promoter and get involved.

Other Business:

For the good of the order:

Adjournment

Other Business:

For the good of the order:

Adjournment

Board Meeting, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Agenda

Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts

April 26, 2014 1:00 p.m.

RBC Dain Rauscher

Conference Room Room

April 26, 2014

Call to Order Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Pledge of Allegiance Sarah Oman, Executive Assistant

Welcome and Introductions Dicky Shanor, Chairman

Approval of minutes

Treasurer’s Report Bryan Pedersen, Board Treasurer

Old Business:

New Business:

1. Proposed Rule Changes

-Reduce weight allowance from 5 to 3 pounds

-Increase potential inspector salary to $1,000.00

-Require promoters to pay the fee to MMA LLC

-Fighter application must be annually on a calendar year

2. Enact new policies

-Require inspector to enter the ring with the doctor

-Assign each assistant judge to a corner to watch the corner between rounds, no notes between rounds

-Add PayPal account for Fighter License payments

3. Website

-Remove Mr. Pearl

-Post licensed promoters and officials

4. Budget discussion

5. Upcoming fights

6. Ratify licenses

Other Business:

Adjournment

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The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a meeting on Friday, November 8th.

Agenda will include Reimbursement for the ABC Convention, Board financial discussions of past expenditures and revenue, and future polices.

Board Meeting Monday, August 26th.

The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a conference call meeting at noon on Monday, August 26th.

Agenda will include the 2014 budget, revenue concerns, and personal expenses spent by Commissioners which continue to cover Board

operations.

Board Meeting Friday, July 12th.

The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a conference call meeting at noon on Friday, July 12th.

Board Meeting Friday, May 30

The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a public meeting at noon on Friday, May 3, 2013. The meeting will me located at the Laramie County Library, in the Cottonwood Room.

Rocky Mountain MMA event in Laramie features out-of-state talent.

Wyoming promotion RMMMA hosted their 3rd event in Laramie over the weekend. The event featured great up-and-coming talent from Jeremy Horn's Elite Performance Fitness and Ed Herman's Trials Martial Arts & Fitness. Thanks, Professors!

Recommended Reading - The History of Boxing Regulation

Dr. Robert G Rodriguez' book is the first nationwide study of boxing regulations in the United States, and has been a great

resource for us. It's a great read, and includes a revealing historical overview of the sport. We recommend all fans of combat

sports secure a copy.

Combat Sports Insurance

Wyoming requires that promoters of a combat sports events must provide medical insurance for every participating athlete. Individual venues in the state sometimes require general liability policies as well. Jeremy Augusta, owner of Combat Sports Insurance, has helped out new and veteran promotions in the state acquire comprehensive polices at amazing rates. If you are interested in promoting in Wyoming, Jeremy is great contact. Recently, his company has created an insurance quote form specifically for Wyoming! Find it here.

Department of Health Offers Affordable "Fighters Trio" Testing to Wyoming MMA Community

The Board is pleased to announce that the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit has agreed to consistent blood work testing of athletes at clinics across the state. This is a big step forward in providing for the safety of our athletes. In addition to offering their clinical services, the Health Department, along with the Hepatitis Program Coordinator, have set affordable prices for Hep B, Hep C, and HIV testing. Visit the website knowyo.org for free screening vouchers and clinic locations.

Read the Department of Health's Letter to the Board.

The Board thanks Canyon Hardesky and Ashely Grajezyk for their help in our mission to ensure athlete safety.

Wyoming Commission on ESPN Radio

Executive Director Michael Hresko was a guest on ESPN Radio, MMA Meltdown, in Denver. Wyoming promoter and industry extraordinaire, Steve Alley, hosts every Sunday from 6-8pm, featuring MMA news and guest stars. Listen to their discussion about the current state MMA in Wyoming on segment 5 of the 1/13/12 show here.

Catch the show live every Sunday online!

http://www.denverssportsstation.com

https://www.facebook.com/MMAMeltdown

Board Meeting Thursday, January 14

The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a public meeting at noon on Thursday, January 14, 2013. The meeting will me located at the Laramie County Library, in the Cottonwood Room.

Ringwars home to largest crowd in Wyoming

Ringwars threw their second sanctioned event this weekend at the Cam-Plex, in Gillette, Wyoming. And, for the second time, they put on a great show in front of a huge crowd which included a live band, full service bar, and action packed fights. If you missed it, make sure to grab a ticket for their next event in February!

Special thanks to Cam-Plex General Manager Dan Barks for his support of the commission, and for continuing to host MMA at this great venue.

Rocky Mountain MMA

Board Meeting Friday, November 1st.

The Board of Mixed Martial Arts will be having a conference call meeting at noon on Friday, November 1st.

Legion Combat Sports Growing Amateur MMA

In just the first four months of the Wyoming's newly adopted combat sports regulation, two events have already been held by Legion Combat Sports. Through their partnership and promotion process, over 40 athletes were given federal MMA IDs and currently have current blood-work on file. This enables them to fight more consistently, and in bigger markets like Nevada, where blood-work and history of sanctioned bouts are necessary. This is one way in which sports promotion companies such as Legion help serious competitors further their MMA careers. Here is what they had to say about working with the state commission:

"We enjoyed having you guys at the July show you all seemed knowledgeable and professional.

Having the commission involved allows us to have a level of commitment from fighters that we were previously unable to have. This is a great help!

Darcy Garhart

Legion Combat Sports"

State Licenses

Officials Licenses are being granted on an as-needed-basis. The Commission is dedicated to providing qualified and experienced officials.

All of our applicants and current officials attend Training Days to learn the specific state procedures required of officials at events. Officials have various responsibilities, in addition to the actual officiating that occurs.

Training Days are held throughout the year. Look for the next training day to be announced soon.

Training Day a Success

Our first official Training Day was held on October 27th, 2012. Both current officials and new applicants came out to the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper Wyoming. We had a great day filled with watching video, judging fights, and working on the details of event fairness and safety. Thank you to all who traveled to join us. Sheridan, Casper, Cheyenne, Torrington, and Jackson were all represented!

Special thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and PRIDE FC veteran, Tyrone Glover for his presentation on fighter advocacy. We are privileged to have Tyrone as an active advisor, judge, and instructor.

Check out what people had to say about the training:

"Thanks again for putting the class together yesterday. I'm impressed with you guys and excited to see us all bring Wyoming to a higher level in the

sport!"

"I would like to thank you gentlemen for the training today in Casper. I gained a lot of knowledge from it."

"The instructors at the training day were awesome. I hope to continue to train and learn the process to be a judge."

Wyoming Present at Annual Boxing Commission Conference

This year Wyoming was represented at the annual Boxing Commission Conference. At this event, state athletic commissions meet and vote on combat sports policy in the United States.

Read about this years conference:

Sherdog.com - ABC Meets in Florida

Thank You UFC

The commission extends a huge thank you to Michael Mersch, Marc Ratner, and Greg Hendrick of the UFC for their graciousness and support.

FAQ – Will my fight count towards my official record now that Wyoming has a commission?

Answer: Yes.

Previously, bouts held in Wyoming were unsanctioned. That means that other state commissions and promotions did not recognize local events. Not only were the fights deemed “unsanctioned” in the official MMA database, but states like Colorado would suspend fighters for 45 days for competing in an unsanctioned area.

Now, events will be entered into the official database as sanctioned, and local Wyoming fighters can further their careers in front of their home crowds. This also means that athletes from other states will now travel to Wyoming to compete. In the first three events alone, we have seen professional and amateur fighters from Colorado, Nebraska, Idaho, Texas, and Arizona.

The Wyoming State Board of MMA is a member of the Association of Boxing Commissions. This organization is made up of state and tribal bodies that regulate the sport. Membership gives Wyoming promotions access to the national database for MMA records: MixedMartialArts.com.

Big John McCarthy and Officials Training

Check out Big John’s Officials Training Company! We got a chance to attend his COMMAND Training in Florida this year, and it was top notch. The commission would like to thank John McCarthy and Jerin Valel for their help and continued support of MMA in Wyoming.

COMMAND - Officials Training

Kickdown Main Event featured on Spike TV

The main event of the Casper event on Sept. 22nd was featured on Spike TV's MMA Uncensored tonight at 8:30pm.

The episode showed a highlight of Travis Peak's exciting victory over Steven Simmons.

Kickdown 103

Casper, Wyoming was home to Kickdown 103 on September 22nd. Kickdown MMA held an exciting show with both amateurs and professionals putting on great displays of the sport. Promoter Steve Alley is a notable promoter in Colorado and has previously held many events in Wyoming. We are excited that Steve is continuing to provide quality MMA to Wyoming.

Jackson Hole Event a Success

University of Wyoming wrestling phenom Tyler Davis held ‘Best of the West 2’ in Jackson Hole on August 4th. His promotion company, Elite Combat, hosted the event at Snow King Event Center. The action packed amateur card featured athletes from Wyoming, Idaho, and Florida.

Read about the event here:

Jackson Hole Weekly – Fight Draws A Crowd

Show in Torrington a Big Hit

Legion Combat Sports held an event in front of a packed crowd in Torrington, Wyoming over the weekend. The card featured Wyoming talent, as well as athletes from fellow sanctioned state Nebraska.

Read the following news coverage of the event below:

Star Herald – Scottsbluff fighters earn wins in Wyoming

NPTelegraph - North Platte fighters on MMA card in Wyoming

National Press Covers Wyoming Commission Creation

Check out these news articles about the commission! Wyoming was one of the last states in the country to regulate combat sports. We are excited to join the professional combat sports community and our fellow sanctioned states. We do so as the nation’s very first MMA commission. For the first time, Wyoming events and bouts will count towards professional records and be recognized by the national community.

UFC – Wyoming Welcomes MMA to the Cowboy State

Sherdog – Wyoming to Become first state with MMA only Commission

MMABeatown – Wyoming Creates First Ever MMA Exclusive Commission

Wyoming News Channel

The Wyoming State MMA Board was featured in the news tonight! Watch it here:

'Wyoming MMA Commission is Nation's First'

A big thank you to Kyle Markley and CBS Channel 5 KGWN for such a great piece.

Start Date 07/01/12

Regulation of combat sports in Wyoming starts on July 1, 2012. Any event with amateur or pro fights is subject to the rules and regulations set by the Board. All events that take place prior to this date are unregulated and not associated with the new laws concerning medical and fairness standards.

Prior to the recent legislation, fights in Wyoming were unregulated and events were not recognized by any other states, or the Association of Boxing Commissions. This means that any bout fought in Wyoming would not count towards a fighter's official record.

On July 1st, for the first time, Wyoming fighters be able to make their amateur and professional debuts in front of home audiences. As the 46th state to regulate combat sports, Wyoming officially joins the fastest growing sports industry in the country.

We hope that you support Wyoming fighters and promoters, and keep checking back for news on events following our start date.