While Professional Mixed Martial Arts is still Illegal in New York State, that does not hinder the passion for the sport among New Yorker’s. The Liberty Games is one way in which practitioners of the sport are able to involve youth in regulated competition. The Liberty games have a total of 15 events that will take place between July 11th-20th, and will be held in several locations surrounding Capital region of New York State.
Last year was the introduction of the MMA portion of the youth Liberty games. It quickly became the highpoint for the new state games.
Youth athletes from across the state showed their discipline and technical ability in three sections of the sport.
This year the games have grown in recognition and it was announced that the UFC is now sponsoring the Youth MMA portion of the Liberty Games.
The UFC has been involved in the lobbying of legalization in the state of New York and believes that regulation of amateur event is an important aspect of the sport. It is an exciting sponsorship for the Liberty Games that the largest promotion in the sport is recognizing the youth elite in New York.
For more information on MMA in the Liberty Games http://essportscouncil.org/liberty-games/post/mixed-martial-arts/ and stay connected with Scifighting as we will continue coverage of the Liberty Games.
Also check out our continued coverage of Legalization of New York State Professional Mixed Martial Arts.