Professional fighters in the UFC typically wear 4oz (112g) gloves and amateurs tend to wear 6oz(168g) gloves. When compared to the 8-12oz gloves used in professional and amateur boxing this shows you how much less protection there is for the fighters, in both the fighter throwing the punches and the fighter receiving the blows.
At Ultra MMA as safety is our key priority, we have had custom 8oz gloves specially made for our events. Some of the key features are:
- High-density foam over knuckles to reduce impact.
- Foam over knuckles the same thickness as 16oz boxing gloves padding at knuckles.
- All foam positioned over knuckles to ensure maximum protection where it is needed.
- Pockets for fingers – We have specially developed gloves to help avoid fighters poking each other in the eyes when fighting whilst still giving them the movement to allow them to grapple.
Ultra MMA is a great way for anyone to get involved in MMA, whether it is to raise money for charity, get fit, do something amazing or if you aspire for a career as a professional MMA fighter.