MMA is an intense sport. It has the highest injury rate of any contact sport (23% among MMA fighters versus 23% in professional boxing, 8% in taekwondo, and 4% in judo) and over 60% of all injuries sustained are to the head. It’s for this reason that having the right mouthguard is incredibly important.
On our MMA page, we take a closer look at how mouthguards have been and are used in the sport before talking about how you can go about choosing the mouthguard that will be right for you. This blog previews some of the information we share on the page, so keep reading to learn more.
A Look at the Use of Mouth Protection in MMA
Although the history of mixed martial arts goes back over 6000 years, the MMA we know now didn’t get its start until later in the twentieth century. By that time, mouthguards had already become the norm in contact sports.
Today, mouthguards are mandatory according to the vast majority of MMA associations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The rule set most observe (the UFC included) is the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, which identify mouthguards as pieces of equipment fighters must wear.
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Our sports pages take an in-depth look at mouthguard use in a variety of contact and non-contact sports such as:
Finding the right mouthguard for you and your sport is a very individual process and, at the end of the day, the right mouthguard is the one that fits you best, has the features and technology to keep you safe, and boasts the certifications to prove it.
Whatever sport you play or level you are at, we encourage you to take safety into your own hands (or mouth) and keep yourself protected by choosing to use a mouthguard.
At Makura Sport, our mission is simple: to provide you with mouthguards that exceed expectations and make us the protection of choice for athletes around the world. Contact us today to learn more!
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