FAQs

Fighters


What do I need to do to be able to fight in the state of Kansas?
  • Boxing/MMA
    • Apply for a National MMA ID if you do not have one already. Initial request must be done in person, either at the office of the Commissioner or at an event. BOXERS MUST APPLY IN THEIR HOME STATE.
    • Apply for a license to fight in Kansas
    • Register with Medlic and submit bloodwork and any other required medical information. 
  • Kickboxing
Are my fights in the state of Kansas sanctioned by the ABC?
  • Yes, all fights in the state of Kansas are sanctioned by the ABC and the Kansas Athletic Commission. 

What bloodwork do I need to submit to fight in Kansas?
  • All fighters must submit a negative HIV test, surface antigen B and hepatitis C anti-virus. Amateur fighters must submit blood work every twelve months, and professionals must submit every six months.

Promoters

What do I need to do to promote an event in the state of Kansas?
  • Boxing/MMA/Kickboxing
    • File an event permit with the Kansas Athletic Commission
    • Apply for a promoters license for the state of Kansas if you do not already have one
    • All other information can be found in the Promoters Checklist
  • Wrestling
    • File an event permit with the Kansas Athletic Commission
    • All other information can be found in the Promoters Checklist
What activities are sanctioned by the Kansas Athletic Commission?
  • All amateur and professional mixed martial arts, professional boxing, professional kickboxing and professional wrestling are sanctioned by the commission. Amateur kickboxing can be sanction by the KAC if the promoter wishes, or the promoter can bring in an outside sanctioning body approved by the commission. All jiu-jitsu, grappling and smoker events must be registered with the commission as well.
What does it cost to promote an event in the state of Kansas?
  • Boxing/MMA/Kickboxing
    • $40 for an event permit with the Kansas Athletic Commission
    • Minimum of $600 for inspectors
    • $450 for a physician
    • $150 for a timekeeper
    • Referees and judges will depend on the classification of the event:
      • Professional – $1,200
      • Mixed (Pro and amateur) - $1,000
      • Amateur - $800
    • Each promoter will be given the option of choosing either a five percent fee on gate revenue from the event or paying a flat fee to the commission. The flat rate will be determined by the commission and will be based on a number of criteria.
  • Wrestling
    • $175 for an event permit
    • A five percent fee on the gate revenue from the event