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|Industry||Mixed martial arts promotion|
|Founded||August 7, 2007|
|Headquarters||Lafayette, Louisiana, United States|
USA-MMA is a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in the United States that was created in 2007 by Gil Guillory, a twenty-year veteran of Mixed Martial Arts. USA-MMA features up and coming MMA stars and veterans based in and around Louisiana. They adhere to the North American Unified Rules of MMA. USA-MMA also has both amateur and professional rankings and titles, but there are no formal declarations of what qualifications a fighter must have to turn pro by the organization.
USA-MMA XIV, Return of the Champions, will feature two UFC World Heavyweight Champions. Ricco Rodriguez will be in the co-main event and the "world's most dangerous man", Ken Shamrock, will make his USA-MMA debut. This event is being held at The Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana.
- Lightweight (155 lb.) Amateur Champion :
Paul Hebbler, Gladiator, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Middleweight (185 lb.) Amateur Champion :
Jeff Wuenschel, Cajun Karate, Lafayette, Louisiana
- Middleweight (185 lb.) Professional Champion :
- Light Heavyweight (205 lb.) Professional Champion :
Starting with USA-MMA 6: Night of Champions, USA-MMA has started a new strain of Mixed Martial Arts called STRIKE. Fought in a normal sized cage, STRIKE competitors are allowed to use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, but are not allowed to clinch, go for a takedown, or use any wrestling skills. This new division is patterned after the world-famous K-1 organization, with a few subtle changes. STRIKE is developed to give boxers, kickboxers and other striking sports an opportunity to participate in more events. STRIKE also allows these participants, of striking sports, to transition into MMA. USA-MMA could possibly make this another division but currently fighters are allowed to move back and forth between STRIKE and normal MMA.
List of shows
|1||Natural Disaster||April 12, 2008||SugArena||New Iberia, Louisiana|
|2||Lafayette v. The World||June 10, 2008||Blackham Coliseum||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|3||Natural Disaster 2||August, 2008||SugArena||New Iberia, Louisiana|
|4||Border War||October, 2008||West Cal Arena||Sulphur, Louisiana|
|5||Salute to US Military||November 2008||Beauregard Parish Covered Arena||De Ridder, Louisiana|
|6||Night of Champions||February 28, 2009||Blackham Coliseum||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|7||River City Rampage||May 16, 2009||Shreveport Convention Center||Shreveport, Louisiana|
|8||Natural Disaster 3||August 1, 2009||SugArena||New Iberia, Louisiana|
|9||Team Louisiana versus Team Florida||October 9, 2009||Baton Rouge River Center||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|10||Border War 2||November 13, 2009||Lake Charles Civic Center||Lake Charles, Louisiana|
|11||Night of Champions 2||March 6, 2010||Cajundome||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|12||LEGENDS||May 22, 2010||Coushatta Casino Resort||Kinder, Louisiana|
|13||Stacked||July 31, 2010||Baton Rouge River Center||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|14||Return of the Champions||October 16, 2010||Cajundome||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|15||Rumble at Diamondjacks||November 13, 2010||Diamondjacks Casino||Shreveport, Louisiana|
|16||USA-MMA 16||May 7, 2011||Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino||Opelousas, Louisiana|
|17||Night of Champions 3||March 3, 2012||Cajundome||Lafayette, Louisiana|
- ANGEL FONTENOT (April 7, 2009). "Mixed Martial Arts changes, gains fans locally, worldwide". Advocate. Retrieved April 30, 2009.