Kick Start Your Training With Our Basic MMA Equipment!

Mixed Martial Arts is a merger of multiple styles and forms, allowing participants to utilize a wide range of techniques in competing with an opponent. It combines striking arts such as karate, kickboxing, muay thai, and boxing with grappling arts such as judo, wrestling, and jiu jitsu. MMA is a legitimate full-contact sport that has risen from an underground status becoming one of the most prominent and preferred spectator sports globally. Today there are multiple organizations supporting MMA fighters, MMA competitions, and MMA equipment, including UFC, Bellator, and One FC to name a few.

If you are here on this page, it is because you want to start training and need to know what basic mma equipment you need to start MMA.

Basic Equipment for MMA

For someone just starting out in MMA, you need some basic equipment. Thus, we recommend the following basic MMA equipment for starters.

RDX MAYA HIDE LEATHER BOXING MMA HEADGEAR

RDX Maya Hide Leather Boxing MMA Headgear

RDX’s kick boxing head guard provides ultimate protection for MMA, boxing, Muay Thai or same old martial art sparring. A cushioned face guard serves as an overall protector helmet, efficiently safeguarding the chin and cheeks. This hand-made headgear is comprised of top of the range authentic leather for enhanced durability without the high ticket and with Shell-Shock gel technology to distribute Have an effect on. Designed with an exclusive R-LockTM system for an easily adjustable clasp so the guard fits for your head securely.

Triple padding with shock-absorbent gel-lining incorporated with foam to supply max shock-absorption. Optional steel face-bar with Zero Have an effect on G-Core technology ensures maximum overall protection

Resilient Maya Hide leather construction makes these headguard stubbornly durable and long-lasting. Unique rear lock system on best of head provides snug adjustability with lace lock best-side. Obstruction-free sight with ergonomic design along side padded ear protection

BEAST GEAR MOUTH GUARD GUM SHIELD

Beast Gear Mouth Guard / Gum Shield

Not all mouth guards are created equal. And not all mouth guards make the user look like a total bad ass! Protect your gums from from heavy blows, impacts and hits so you can strike back even harder.

The BEASTGUARD offers unbeatable protection for the gums and mouth – so you can concentrate on performing to your peak potential. With our self-mould technology for a personalised custom fit!

Designed for optimum shock absorption, our gum shield is for anyone who needs extra protection for the mouth, gums and jaw – martial artists, rugby players, boxers, american footballers, taekwondo and jiu jitsu players etc. Customise your mouth guard in seconds for personalised protection and use the free case – to safely and cleanly store your BEASTGUARD for life-long protection.

UNDER ARMOUR MEN’S UA HEATGEAR LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT

Under Armour Men’s Ua Heatgear Long-Sleeve Shirt

Ua heatgear armour is a fabric, with all the benefits of ua compression, comfortable enough to be worn all day and has stretch-mesh underarm panels that deliver strategic ventilation. It has upf 30+ that protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and has 4-way stretch fabrication that allows good mobility in any direction. It has moisture transport system which wicks sweat away from the body.

Compression base layers enhance performance in training, competing and recovery, and are designed to reduce the quick build up of lactic acid in the muscles, whilst keeping you comfortable and dry during exercise by wicking moisture away from your skin.

RDX CLOTHING MMA TRAINING UFC SHORTS

RDX Clothing MMA Training UFC Shorts

The latest RDX shorts are purposely designed to maximize your performance and allow extra flexibility to legs. The anatomic cut at each side of the shorts allow greater range of motion and stretchiness for high kicks, quick stretch outs, and other activities with the help of the double layered flex panel. Exclusive mid-thigh design along with side cut to ensure free mobility. While retaining the flexibility, toughness and durability is attained with the quality material and T3 reinforced stitching. RDX special inner strip waistband with interlocking drawstring is used within the design for adjustable and best fit. Featured with odor prevention material inhibits bacteria growth so your shorts doesn’t smell. Apart from the quality and design elements incorporated, the skillfully embedded RDX logo adds more to the visual appeal of the sports short.

MEISTER 180″ ELASTIC COTTON HAND WRAPS FOR MMA & BOXING

Meister 180″ Elastic Cotton Hand Wraps for MMA & Boxing

Meister Adult 180″ Hand Wraps are full-length and ideal for MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai and other combat sports. These wraps are ideally designed to allow you to wrap a full 180″ of wrist support, hand support and knuckle protection without adding too much bulk under your gloves.

Constructed from a high quality cotton and spandex blend, Meister wraps also provide ideal comfortable support, allowing you to wrap to your desired tightness. Featuring an oversized hook & loop strap and strong thumb loop, these wraps will stay snug and secure all workout long.

UFC OFFICIAL GLOVES

UFC Official Gloves

The only glove approved to be worn by UFC fighters in the Octagon, the UFC Official Fight Gloves are constructed of genuine leather and impact-absorbing foam. The fully adjustable wrist wraps provide maximum support, while the pre-curved fingers reduce hand fatigue. The open-palm design allows for maximum dexterity during grappling, and the smooth surface finish and seaming reduces cuts and scrapes during sparring.

As the actual gloves worn by fighters participating at the very top-end of MMA competition, these gloves are intended for use by professionals or those very serious about the sport. They are, of course, 4 oz. competition gloves with minimal padding and should only be used by experienced practitioners when training.

The gloves themselves are designed to maximize impact on your opponent and offer little to no protection. Even more so than other gloves, it’s as close to fighting bare knuckle as you can get. They are made of real leather and are a bit more expensive than other gloves.  You can learn more about MMA gloves here.

RDX MMA ABDO GUARD GROIN CUP ADULT BOXING ABDOMINAL PROTECTOR JOCK STRAP MUAY THAI

RDX MMA Abdo Guard Groin Cup Adult Boxing Abdominal Protector Jock Strap Muay Thai

If you’re an adult who trains Muay-Thai kick boxing, taekwondo, or any combat sport for that matter, you’ll always have to worry about the infamous groin shot. This abdo guard serves a protector for the abdomen and a jock strap for the groin. Made with Maya Hide leather, the interior is injected with shock dispersing foam while the inner-design ensures space to conveniently place a cup. The double layered closed cell foam accompanied with hard shell plastic cup combats fast travelling molecules from affecting your vital regions. Special Quick-EZ Velcro hook and loop makes this protector easy to apply and is extremely comfortable to use.

And, it’s the only cup specifically designed so that you can wear a second, traditional cup underneath! This tough jock features an easy on/easy off adjustable strapping system for a comfortable, snug fit and additional foam padding to protect your lower abs.

RDX KNEE SUPPORT BRACE PROTECTOR FOAM PADS GUARD WRAPS ELASTICATED SHIELD

RDX Knee Support Brace Protector Foam Pads Guard Wraps Elasticated Shield

RDX Knee Pads Featuring Dri-Fit moisture-management, the soft synthetic fabric wicks away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable. RDX Cross-over Velcro strapping system for locking down the pads. The Low-profile construction designed to hold Knee Pads firmly in place delivers a natural and secure fit every time. RDX Pro Lite Knee guards provide an optimized fit. The compression sleeve supports blood back flow to the centre of the body and provides an easy fixation tool for the guard. RDX Extra Light Carbon Fiber padded Knee protector is great for almost all Sports, Anyone who has ever endured the assorted and painful clashes that can occur while sparring can definitely benefit from RDX knee guards. Padding is made of a Extra Light Carbon Fiber and outer shell with non-slip elastic material. Research and development department’s tests have shown that it lasts about 30% longer than regular pads. these guards spring back even after multiple washings.

Fairtex MMA Shin Guards

Fairtex Shin Guards SP7 Twister

As far as leg protection goes in sparring, this is the creme de la creme. The Fairtex SP7 shin guards covers as much of your lower legs as is possible without restricting your Muay Thai kicks. Your feet, shin, and ankles (nearly up to the knees) are all padded up for maximum protection and safest sparring experience. When you have these on, it makes it feel like wearing armour.

These are very comfortable in all ways and the detachable shin and foot design allows for the most natural range of leg movements. The super thick padding are excellent and will withstand even the hardest of kicks. As synthetic gear, these hold up against to any other genuine leather shin guards in the market and lives up to the reputation of the brand name. Admittedly, they are bulkier than other options but are surprisingly lighter than you would expect. You can learn more about shin guards in our Choosing The Best MMA Shin Guards article.

MEISTER GLOVE DEODORIZERS FOR BOXING AND ALL SPORTS – ABSORBS STINK AND LEAVES GLOVES

Meister Glove Deodorizers for Boxing and All Sports – Absorbs Stink and Leaves Gloves

The Meister Nunchucks Glove & Shoe Deodorizers are the ultimate solution to sweaty and smelly gear. Post-workout moistures and odors are not only unpleasant, they also break down your gear over time. The Meister Nunchucks Deodorizers are a must for your gym bag to dry out your gloves and leave them smelling fresh for your next workout. Constructed from high quality flannel, these deodorizers are built to last. Stuffed inside is your choice between two highly absorbent and aromatic options: premium red Cedar chips or activated Fresh Linen blend. The porous flannel and superior absorbent fillings combine to draw moisture out of your gear, and leave it smelling refreshed. The Meister Deodorizers are built to fit perfectly into nearly all gloves and shoes, and the nunchucks design keeps your pairs together. They work great for boxing gloves, football keeper gloves, cricket keeper gloves, hockey gloves, lacrosse gloves, shoes, and more. Get your Meister Nunchuck Deodorizers today and take the stink out of your stuff!