New Proposed Legislation Highlights Need for a VA Athletic Commission

New Proposed Legislation Highlights Need for a VA Athletic Commission

by Felix Falcon

As we reported all last year, a new law was passed last February that largely affected both amateur MMA promotions and fighters alike. The law, which has been in effect since October 1, 2015, gave the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) the authority to approve sanctioning bodies that fit the law’s criteria to be able to oversee amateur MMA events across the state. All pro events are still overseen strictly by DPOR... 

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In the Books: Odyssey Fights - Round 2

In the Books: Odyssey Fights - Round 2

by Felix Falcon

Odyssey Fights returned to the State’s capital, last Saturday, November 7th, with their second all-pro card at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The 10 fight card largely featured young up and coming Pros, a handful of vets, and a main event fight that was equally interesting on paper, as it played out in real life...

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Two Organizations Approved by DPOR to Sanction Amateur MMA in VA

Two Organizations Approved by DPOR to Sanction Amateur MMA in VA

by Felix Falcon

Nothing like the last second to make things interesting. 

We have been following the developments of the new law that passed earlier this year, requiring DPOR (the State's regulatory office in charge of licensing Pro Boxing & MMA) to approve Sanctioning Organizations to oversee all Amateur events in the State...

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Updates on Amateur Regulations Starting 10/1/2015

Updates on Amateur Regulations Starting 10/1/2015

by Felix Falcon

As promised in our previous report highlighting the remaining questions and concerns around the impending October first deadline for the implementation of a new law, passed earlier this year, authorizing the State to regulate amateur Boxing and MMA for the first time, we are following up with as much information as we have been able to gather...

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