MMA gloves are the foundation of your gear. If this is
your first time ever learning to box in MMA, it’s best to
start out with a solid pair of gloves. For training you'll likely
start out with boxing gloves as you learn to kickbox. As you
progress you'll move to grappling gloves.
Fight the urge to start out with a pair of the open
palm UFC gloves you see the guys on UFC wearing. You first
have to learn how to make a proper fist at all times.
Learning proper form early on while wearing heavier boxing
gloves is a good idea. Once you’re an experienced fighter
you can switch to the open palm gloves, most of which cost
We have some brand name gloves for as
little as $24 in our store. Century has great quality gloves,
with gloves of all prices. They have their traditional gloves and
now a new line
from Matt Hughes. Once you are ready to switch from
kickboxing on your feet to ground fighting, then MMA grappling
gloves are essential.
starting ground fighting?
You probably don’t need to invest in open palm gloves
yet. That’s going to depend on what your instructor
requires you to wear.
Your instructor should present you with a list of mandatory
equipment you need when you sign up for training.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MMA
You’re going to have different glove needs depending on
what you are going to be doing. If you’re just starting out
in training MMA, stick with some heavier
16-ounce boxing gloves.
If you’ve been training for a while, it’s probably
time to upgrade to a pair of open palm
gloves. If it’s time for your first competition,
make sure your open palm gloves meet the regulations for your
Do you need a woman's specific glove? Women are taking the mma
by storm. There are now women
specific gloves made for a smaller hand.
HOW MUCH PADDING?
You’re going to need high-quality padding in a MMA
boxing glove above all else. It’s easy to tell when your
gloves need to be replaced because the padding will be mushy.
You want your padding to be firm to protect your hands
from injury. Not only that, but you’re not going to train
properly if the padding is deteriorating.
You’re going to punch with less power when
you’re padding is wearing out and that’s a very
bad thing. You never want to train yourself to hesitate when
gloves are one of the best for having a nicely padded glove,
still allowing for easy grappling.
HOW MANY OUNCES?
place to start is with at least a
16-ounce glove for both men and women who are training
MMA for the first time. These will be pretty versatile whether
you’re hitting a bag or sparring with other fighters and
will provide plenty of protection.
Some people prefer to train with lighter gloves,
because they like the way it feels to train in lighter, less
FINGERLESS OR FINGERS?
looking into which MMA gloves to buy, you can go for either
fingerless open palm glove or the closed-fist boxing
glove. The boxing gloves are good for hitting the bag or
focus mitts during training.
If you’ve got open finger gloves, the thing to remember
is that you will likely cut your fingers. It’s easy to get
snagged on someone else’s equipment, so there’s more
likelihood of bumps, bruises, or cuts with these gloves.
you’re confident in your abilities, you can use the
palm gloves for hitting the bag in class or working the
focus mitts with a partner.
Open palm gloves are necessary once you’re really into
your MMA training and doing ground fighting as well as
Think about it: boxing gloves are totally fine during boxing
and kickboxing but they get in the way once the fight goes to
the floor and you’re engaged in ground fighting.
That is when you’re going to want the versatility of the
open palm, fingerless MMA glove. Open palm MMA gloves let you
train without having to stop to change gloves when
you’re working on your kickboxing, then grappling and going
back to kickboxing.
MMA COMPETITION GLOVES
you’re planning to compete in MMA, you’re going to
need a certain kind of glove. You’re going to have to find
out what the rules and regulations are for your fight and then
make sure your gloves fit those regulations.
These will be open palm MMA gloves with plenty of
padding on the striking surface of your fist. This will allow
you to punch confidently and grapple with your opponent.
Gloves are required for some bouts.
I carry a few of the gloves that I think are the best. You can
find these gloves right here at our store Ultimate MMA. Bad Boy Fight Apparel who specializes in
BJJ has a line of gloves that are quality and made for grappling.
You can find a variety of gloves
but I have reviewed what I believe are the
top gloves. There are some up and coming companies though such as
Combat Gloves which is a Canadian glove.
Revgear has gloves that come out of a grappling background as
well. While not as popular as other brands they are a quality