A Closer Look at Maine’s Connection to the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts 

Four years ago state lawmakers dissolved the Maine Athletic Commission, making pro boxing in maine illegal.In 2009, the Maine Mixed Martial Arts Authority was created to govern that sport in our state.Maine will soon host MMA fights. Tim Throckmorton has more on a sport that’s expected to grow in popularity here.On April 30th, the state’s first MMA bouts will take place at the Stevens Avenue Armory in Portland. Even without previous fights in the state, the sport of mixed martial arts does have a history here in Maine.***Marcus Davis and the Maine Mixed Martial Arts Authority hope that if the first two MMA events in Maine are a success, they would like to have two events take place every month at different venues throughout the state.