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Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Event

Before Applying for a Permit

Before applying for a permit to hold an amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, the promoter must obtain the following:

  • Approval of a sanctioning body for the event date
  • Delaware business license from the Division of Revenue

Additional Information to Provide to Sanctioning Body

The promoter must also provide the sanctioning body with proof that he/she has:

  • hired two EMT’s with an ambulance
  • hired two paramedics with life-saving equipment and life-saving medicines
  • hired one or more Delaware-licensed physicians to conduct pre- and post-fight physicals and to be on-site during and directly after the event
  • hired security personnel to maintain order and provide for safety during and after the event
  • purchased liability insurance per the requirements of the venue

For more information, see Part D of the Rules and Regulations, Sections 19.0 and 20.0.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Requirements for a Permit

In addition to submitting the application and fee, the promoter must submit the following supporting documentation in DELPROS at least 30 days before the event:

  • A copy of insurance cards or other documents covering the scheduled event, officials and each participant.
  • A Bond Form for Combative Sports Events, following instructions on the form.
    • Promoter is required to post a bond in the amount not less than $5,000.
    • The surety company must be authorized to do business in Delaware.
  • A copy of the approval form/letter provided by sanctioning body.

During the Event

Representatives of the Division of Professional Regulation and the sanctioning body will be present during the event.

You must make the following supplies available at the event:

  • Fight gloves (new, 7-oz., approved by sanctioning body)
  • Shin/In-step guards
  • Duct tape
  • Gauze (one-inch width) and adhesive (one-inch width) for fighter wraps
  • Disposable gloves for corner persons
  • Water for all fighters and officials
  • Clean water buckets
  • Stools for both corners
  • Hand sanitizer at the equipment table
  • Over-the-counter pregnancy tests for any female contestants

For more information, see Part D of the Rules and Regulations, including Sections 3.0, 7.0, 18.0 and 20.0.

You must reimburse the sanctioning body for any random drug testing conducted on-site that the body deems necessary.


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