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Overview

An Entity may apply for a license to supervise and oversee the conduct of matches and exhibitions of one or more of the following authorized combative sports: Amateur Mixed Martial Arts, Professional and Amateur Kickboxing, Professional and Amateur Muay Thai, Wrestling (Non-Professional), and the Professional and Amateur single discipline martial arts of Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kempo.  

Upon application, the Commission may license an Entity as an Authorized Sanctioning Entity for one or more of the authorized combative sports listed above, as deemed appropriate by the Commission based on the results of the Commission’s review of such application.  

If an Entity is applying for an Amateur Mixed Martial Arts, Professional or Amateur Muay Thai or Professional or Amateur Kickboxing Sanctioning Entity License, the Entity must provide documentation demonstrating compliance with the standards and requirements as outlined in the corresponding application supplements. The Entity must meet or exceed the minimum requirements set forth in the supplement application.  
 

Combative Sport Authorized Sanctioning Entity License

Amateur MMA Sanctioning Entity License

Amateur MMA Sanctioning Entity License Application Supplement (also included with Application for Combative Sport Authorized Sanctioning Entity License Application)

Pro/Am Kickboxing Sanctioning Entity

Pro/Am Kickboxing Sanctioning Entity License Application Supplement (also included with Application for Combative Sport Authorized Sanctioning Entity License Application)

Pro/Am Muay Thai Sanctioning Entity

Pro/Am Muay Thai Sanctioning Entity License Application Supplement (also included with Application for Combative Sport Authorized Sanctioning Entity License Application)

Checklist

Attach the following documentation to your application:

[  ]    Non-refundable Sanctioning Entity application fee ($1,000.00 paid by check or money order) made payable to the Department of State. 
[  ]    Documentation supporting your response to the questions in the “Business Background Information” and “Responsible Party Background Information” section of this application.
[  ]    Provide information requested in the “Experience” section of the application:

  • Describe your experience overseeing the specific types of combative sport for which you are seeking a license.
  • Provide a list of events overseen within the past five years noting the date, location in combative sport type for each event.  
  • Provide the information requested on a separate attachment for each category listed.  

[  ]    Required Bonds:

  • $10,000 Authorized Sanctioning Entity Bond conditioned for and guaranteeing the faithful performance of the authorized sanctioning entity of the provisions of Article 41 of the General Business Law and the rules and regulations of the Commission.
  • $20,000 Authorized Sanctioning Entity Bond conditioned for and guaranteeing the payment of purses and the legitimate expenses of printed tickets and all advertising materials.