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For Immedate Release September 17, 2010

United Fighters Alliance
Develops First MMA Ranking System

ISKA DIRECTOR ANTHONY MANESS APPROVES NEW UFA RANKING SYSTEM – United Fighters Alliance (UFA) President Bunny Hawkersmith has developed the first Mix Martial Arts (MMA) ranking system. Pictured here from left to right are Dr. Albert Bystritskii, ISKA Tennessee Director Anthony Maness, Hawkersmith, MMA Trainer Troy Hood and Doug Frazier with Guardian MMA in Murfreesboro.

–Photo by Doug Smith

United Fighters Alliance (UFA) President Bunny Hawkersmith has developed the first Mix Martial Arts (MMA) ranking system.

Unlike all other martial arts that use belt colors to establish a person’s level of experience, the United Fighters Alliance MMA program uses a bar system. For each three months training, a person can earn one gold bar that goes on the students MMA shorts where other martial arts like TKD, Karate, Ju Jitsu wear uniforms with colored belts around their waist.

After nine gold bars a student must complete a probation period determined by the student’s trainer before receiving the 10th bar that is black. Then, a student can earn nine black bars which take years in between bars rather than months to earn.

The black bars represent the same level as other individual martial arts with first degree, second degree, third degree and so on black belts.

3 Responses to “MMA Ranking System”

  • Jon:

    I was just wondering with the increase in popularity of MMA and now this new ranking system that requires years of training to advance to the next level is your gym and others like yours going to start promoting MMA as a type of “Self-Defense” like all the other “Arts” have done or is MMA planning on sticking to what it is, an enjoyable spectators sport. I would really hate to see the words “Tactial MMA” or “Combat MMA” start popping up. For what it’s worth I think it is great you guys are giving kids a chance to participate in a new sport.

  • Katrina:

    You might want to fix “mix martial arts” – it should be “mixed martial arts”.

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