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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport growing in popularity with more people taking an interest in the various disciplines that combine to make a well rounded MMA Fighter. There are several variations of MMA gloves each designed differently and in varied sizes for men, women and kids. The basic use of MMA gloves is to enhance your performance in the cage while protecting your knuckles and wrists. The gloves should also enable you deliver maximum power and allow for a full range of movement without compromising the level of protection. Read more
MMA Fight Gloves
MMA fight gloves are light (preferably 4oz). This helps you maneuver easily and leave you with more strength to endure long matches. Wearing light gloves enables you to throw quick punches which are strong enough to cause the desired effect which is total enemy obliteration. Another thing to note about fight gloves is that they have little padding, a surgical wrap is worn under the glove to add a further level of protection in competition. A 4oz glove is not recommended for sparring, instead a 6oz MMA sparring glove can be used to ensure greater protection and reduce the chance of injury whilst training.
MMA Sparring Gloves
These MMA gloves are designed with large padding on the striking area. This is done to protect both you and your sparring partner from injury during training. Sparring gloves still offer a good range of movement which allows for a range of both grapping and striking.
Training gloves are also commonly referred to as bag gloves, used for bag and pad work rather than in competition or sparring. They have thick padding to protect the wearer against injury while punching heavy bags and striking pads. These gloves come with increased support around the wrists, and offer the same leightweight feel as an MMA glove with the added wrist support.
Hybrid MMA Gloves
Hybrid gloves combine the comfort of training gloves and the tenacity of fighting gloves. Most professional fighters prefer this type of gloves which they can use for all sorts of training. They combine the best safety and ease of use features since they have extra padding and still very light. The advantage of this is the comfort and the custom fit they acquire from repeated use.
Which MMA Gloves should I choose?
Choosing MMA gloves is a personal and biased affair. The most important thing to remember is that you need your trainer’s advice before running off to buy a pair. People who train regularly in MMA often own a pair of fight gloves and a pair of MMA Sparring gloves using each for its intended purpose. Overall features for a good pair of MMA gloves include;
Comfort & Flexibility
Choose the gloves that fit snug into your hands but still allow for an unrestricted range of movement. MMA Gloves should allow for both striking and grapping allowing you to hold and control an opponent as well as strike.
The longer they last the better. Good MMA gloves should have tight close stitching, appropriate padding and be used for the correct purpose. Go for big brand names if you are not sure how to check for durability features. Most of them are forced by competition to make their MMA gloves long lasting.
Materials Used in Manufacturing
Tough gloves are made from the best materials in this case high-quality leather. Full-grain cowhide leather is the best. However, there are some synthetic materials that can match the quality of pure leather. Leather is preferred by professional fighters simply because they balance a few good features such as durability, comfort and strength. The parts covering the inner fingers is best made using neoprene for flexibility while the wrists and knuckle liners should easily absorb moisture.
MMA gloves come in different sizes. Measuring your knuckle’s circumference helps you get the perfect fit. Standards sizes (circumference measurements) are small 6 – 7”, medium/regular 7.5 – 8”, and large 8 – 9”. There is also an XL size 9.5” and above. Wearing the right size helps you land more effective compact blows and grapples with ease.
Choose the padding wisely, remember the reason for the pair of gloves in the first place to offer protection to your hands. Some fighters may choose to wear padded gloves to a fight which may seem a bit counterintuitive however the main reason for this is self protection.
For an MMA fight glove we recommend the 4oz Bad Boy Pro Series 2.0 Victory MMA Gloves, this glove offers everything expected of an MMA Fight Glove. For an MMA Sparring glove the dome shaped Revgear MMA Sparring Gloves offer a high level of protection and durability, making them the ideal choice. The Revgear Kids MMA glove is the best choice for kids, the glove offers a good level of protection and is available in a range of sizes.