Mixed Martial Arts

Welcome to the University of Nottingham Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club


What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the world's fastest growing sports with the recent surge in popularity of the premier MMA promotion the UFC. As the name suggests the sport incorporates the most effective combat techniques of all the martial arts meaning that participants are effectively optimal combat sports athletes.



How do we train?

At UoN Mixed Martial Arts we train all aspects of MMA including: stand-up combat, wrestling, takedowns, grappling and submissions on the ground. Coaching will be made up of technique based drills, sparring(non-obligatory) and general fitness. All of our sessions are intense and lively, with a friendly and informal atmosphere. 

Who can do MMA?

This club is a safe, friendly and relaxed environment for everyone who is interested in MMA. People of ANY experience are welcome even if you have never done any form of martial art before as we will build up techniques from the basic level to more advanced levels as members skill levels progress. Sessions will also help to improve fitness, strength, flexibility and are generally a great way to keep healthy.  


We're happy to announce that we will be continuing our Engage sessions following a successful start last year. They take place on thursdays (17.00 - 18.00) at the David Ross Sports Village Dojo on the first floor!

Sessions are only £3 for those without a gym membership and free for those with membership. The sessions are fun and beginner friendly, so turn up and try out one of the fastest growing sports in the world in a safe environment!

All equipment is provided so please just turn up in normal sportswear and you're good to go. Message the team if you have any other questions!


A club membership is required to be part of UoN MMA. Membership fees for the club are £12 for the 18/19 academic year. This allows the purchasing of session packs which are required for coached sessions making these sessions £2-3 /session. Membership also allows access to our free practice (open matt) sessions.

Please note, that UoN sports and fitness membership is required to be part of our club. Early Bird membership is available until 5th October and for £209 includes the following:

  • Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
  • Three fully-equipped fitness suites
  • Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes
  • 25m pool
  • Indoor sports halls and squash courts

Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/membership for more details.


Who is our coach?

We will be coach by Rob Morton, an ex semi-professional MMA fighter and current UoN student. Rob has excellent and extensive martial arts and fight experience meaning he can effectively demonstrate and critique techinique.

When do we train?

Mondays (Coached session) 5:30-7:30pm, Jubilee Sports Centre, Studio
Wednesdays (Coached session) 4-6pm, DRSV, Dojo
Thursdays (Open Matt training) 6-8pm, DRSV, Dojo
Saturdays (Open Matt training) 7-9pm, DRSV, Dojo

Coached session require payment through session packs (purchased through this web page). Open mat sessions are free for club members.

Additional activities

  • Socials: Crisis nights out and organised group UFC viewings
  • MMA shows/competitions



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Club Development Co-ordinator
Kiri Madhani
General Secretary
Ben Pickles
Health and Safety/Welfare Officer
Amir Hamza Tabash
Michael Bunnell
Social Secretary
Qasim Amir Ghulam
Callum Ball