Study – Risk of CTE From MMA “Should Not Be Underestimated”

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports health and safety studies, research was recently published in the Journal of The Physician and Sports Medicine addressing brain injury rates and risks of impairment from MMA. In the study, titled Head Injury in Mixed Martial Arts: a Review of Epidemiology, Affected Brain Structures and Risks of Cognitive … More Study – Risk of CTE From MMA “Should Not Be Underestimated”

Study Shows Modern Concussion Treatment Strategies Lead to Faster Symptom Recovery

In recent years concussion recovery advice has shifted from a model of strict physical and mental rest while symptoms persist to a more active model with activity being recommended so long as symptoms are not aggravated. A recent study was published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine reviewing the recovery of athletes who suffered and … More Study Shows Modern Concussion Treatment Strategies Lead to Faster Symptom Recovery

Study – Early MMA Weigh Ins “Exacerbated” Effects of Rapid Weight Cutting

In 2016 the California State Athletic Commission spearheaded reforms to the culture of rapid extreme weight cuts in combat sports. One of the reforms created was an earlier weigh-in to “ensure healthy rehydration and penalize athletes who engage in extreme weight cutting” which was widely adopted by other regulators. Recently a study was published examining … More Study – Early MMA Weigh Ins “Exacerbated” Effects of Rapid Weight Cutting

Physician Reviews and Analyzes All Choke Submissions in UFC History

Dr. Samuel Stellpflug, physician and BJJ blackbelt who has authored numerous peer reviewed articles addressing strangles in combative sports, has just published his latest paper in which he reviews all submission finishes via strangulation in UFC history. In the paper, titled Analysis of the fight-ending chokes in the history of the UFC mixed martial arts … More Physician Reviews and Analyzes All Choke Submissions in UFC History

Study – One Year of Boxing Negatively Impacts Working Memory, Short-Term Memory, and Long-Term Memory

In the latest combat sports safety study findings were published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research finding that a year of boxing had measurably noticeable negative consequences for the participants memory. In the recent study, titled Neuropsychological Study on the Effects of Boxing Upon Athletes’ Memory, the authors reviewed neuropsychological data from 28 … More Study – One Year of Boxing Negatively Impacts Working Memory, Short-Term Memory, and Long-Term Memory

Study – First Fighter To Be Concussed Loses 98% of the Time

An interesting study was published in the Journal of The Physician and Sports Medicine suggesting that in combat sports competition the first athlete to sustain a concussion in a bout will go on to lose 98% of the time. In the study, titled Concussion Occurrence And Recognition In Professional Boxing and MMA Matches, an 8 … More Study – First Fighter To Be Concussed Loses 98% of the Time

Data Reveals Bare Knuckle Boxing Has Lower Concussion Rate than Gloved Fights

Bare Knuckle Boxing has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years with more North American jurisdictions legalizing the sport since Wyoming led the way as the first State to legalize BKB in 2018. Data was presented at this year’s Association of Ringside Physicians annual conference by Dr. Don Muzzi giving the first glimpse into the injury … More Data Reveals Bare Knuckle Boxing Has Lower Concussion Rate than Gloved Fights

Study – Judo Has Highest Competition Injury Rate Among Olympic Combat Sports

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports health and safety studies, research was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine analyzing the injury rate among the Olympic combat sports. In the study, titled Injury incidence, severity and profile in Olympic combat sports: a comparative analysis of 7712 athlete exposures from three consecutive Olympic Games, the … More Study – Judo Has Highest Competition Injury Rate Among Olympic Combat Sports

Study Explores Head Injury Rate in Professional MMA

Adding to this site’s database of combat sports health and safety studies, research was published in the journal The Physician and Sports Medicine, exploring head injury rates from professional MMA competitions. In the study, titled “Craniofacial and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mixed Martial Arts” the authors examined ringside physician reports from the Nevada State Athletic … More Study Explores Head Injury Rate in Professional MMA

Study Identifies Physical/Psychological Difficulties in Combat Sports Athletes From Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts

In the latest study digging into rapid extreme weight cut practices in combat sports along with their consequences findings were published noting both physical and psychological issues in high level athletes undergoing such cuts. In the recent paper published in the Korean Society for Physical Medicine, titled “Rapid Weight Loss and Physical and Psychological Difficulties … More Study Identifies Physical/Psychological Difficulties in Combat Sports Athletes From Rapid Extreme Weight Cuts