MMA gloves or grappling gloves are small, open-fingered gloves used in mixed martial arts fighting. They usually have around 4-6 oz. of padding and are designed to provide some protection to the wearer while leaving the fingers available for grappling maneuvers. AWMA offers a wide variety of MMA gloves from top brands like ProForce.
History of MMA Gloves
You may notice today’s UFC fighters wearing protective gloves, but they haven’t always been part of the popular sport. MMA gloves weren’t mandated by the sport until the early 1990s when regulations began to change. As the overall skill of the competitors began to rise, the competition guidelines started to change, as well. The UFC was one of the first organizations to require their fighters to wear protective MMA gloves.
How MMA Gloves Are Used
There are many styles of MMA gloves used for training and competition. Certain guidelines determine the style, size, weight, and padding thickness of the gloves used in the sport. As a trainer, trainee, or competitor, you may be interested in a few types of gloves we feature on our website, including:
Our selection of MMA gloves is available in materials like vinyl, leather, and neoprene. You can choose from an array of colors including black, white, red, blue, and more.