Pennsylvania residents will now be able to enjoy watching home grown fighters such as Eddie Alvarez compete in their home state.

Final regulations were approved today and now such lucrative markets as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh can begin hosting MMA events. This was the final step for the State Athletic Commission. The process began in July of 2007 when the voters passed draft regulations allowing MMA events in the state.

The first step was for the House & Senate Committees, the office of the Attorney General and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission to evaluate and approve the guidelines under the Regulatory Review Act.

Items under the review process were age and medical requirements, fees, promoter activity, ring requirements, fight-night medical requirements and the fans safety at events. The whole process took over 19 months.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortes commended the State Athletic Commission for their work on the regulations which will insure the fighters and fans safety. He also stated that the efforts made will assure licensing and testing fighters for diseases as well as having emergency personnel at MMA events and having adequate insurance for the combatants. He also said that maintaining the crowd will keep the events orderly and will make sure everyone is safe.

The SAC, which receives no tax revenue and is completely self supportive, estimates that it will earn $80k per year from fees generated by hosting MMA events. That does not include any revenue that would be generated if the UFC or another large organization were to hold an event in the state.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bas Rutten wouldn’t be surprised to see Fedor fight Jon Jones at light-heavyweight

  • 9 hours ago
  • 5 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten wouldn’t mind watching Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jon Jones at light-heavyweight. read news >>

Rousey 'should enjoy her last month as the champion,' says underdog Correia

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 views

Bethe Correia wants to silence her doubters at UFC 190 and sends another confident message to champion Ronda Rousey. A heavy underdog ahead of her title fight against Ronda Rousey, Bethe Correia does read news >>

Anthony Pettis cleared to resume training following elbow surgery

  • 10 days ago
  • 18 views

Don't call it a comeback, he's been injured here for years. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (18-3) will be strapping on the gloves for the first time s read news >>

After watching this disturbing GIF, will Rory MacDonald be the same after UFC 189?

  • 15 days ago
  • 503 views

Watching this moment now, it feels like wandering into someone else’s nightmare and standing there, a spectator, horrified but captivated. Will Rory MacDonald be the same after UFC 189?Filed under: N read news >>

After watching this disturbing GIF, will Rory MacDonald be the same after UFC 189?

  • 15 days ago
  • 167 views

Watching this moment now, it feels like wandering into someone else’s nightmare and standing there, a spectator, horrified but captivated. Will Rory MacDonald be the same after UFC 189?Filed under: N read news >>

Stephen Thompson Aiming for Breakout Performance Against Jake Ellenberger

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

It only takes a few minutes of watching Stephen Thompson fight to realize there's something special about him. Granted, a nickname like Wonderboy and a highly decorated resume from his time in kickbo read news >>

Chael Sonnen to UFC fighters: Feel free to do Dana White's job for him

  • 23 days ago
  • 472 views

Listen up, fighters. Chael Sonnen has been watching you, and he’s not impressed by your performances. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

With Aldo hurt again, UFC's backup plan preferable to watching an injured champ work

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had to withdraw from a title defense due to injury. But before we pile on the champ for being scared or weak or stupid, let’ read news >>