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Tuesday, 09/11/2012, 08:26 am

UK Promotion Planning First Ever Wheelchair MMA Fights | MMA NEWS

In a interesting story coming out of the UK it would appear as if The Wheeled Warriors Group has come to terms with Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) to put on the first ever wheelchair MMA fights, and this doesn’t seem to be a one-off event, but rather a long-term division for handicapped fighters.

FightersOnly Magazine has the story:

 

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A UK promotion is to stage MMA fights between wheelchair-bound fighters for, as far as we know, the first time anywhere in the world.

“The Wheeled Warriors group and the Ultimate Cage Fighting Championships have joined forces to put on a series of bouts with fighters in wheelchairs and also amputees under MMA rules. It will take place later this year in South Yorkshire,” Fighters Only was informed today by Colin Woods, head of Wheeled Warriors.

“We have come together to bring both amputees and wheeled fighters into the ring to compete just like any other.”

“It is clear this concept is well-received and ahead of its time as very few would expect something of its kind to come to fruition so soon. To conclude, this is a great collaboration which surely will improve sports and will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Both sides are gaining opportunities.”

The fighters will compete on specially-made wheelchairs that are adaptable to various sports such as basketball, football or even as an off-road vehicle for activities such as mountain-biking. Designed by SporTech DSC, they can also be used for both MMA and boxing.

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