GET PREPARED TO FIGHT
Mixed Martial Arts in Oregon is regulated by the Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) in Salem, OR.
Step 1. You must register with a national registry and receive an official MMA card. An application for the national MMA card is available at National MMA ID Card Application Form. There is no fee to register. Submit the completed form to OSAC at 4190 Aumsville Hwy. SE Salem, OR 97317 either by mail or in person. You must include two forms of legal identification (ie: driver’s license and passport) and a digital color photo ( 2in X 2in) which may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. You must also have a valid Oregon state license. A fillable form for your amateur state license is available from OSAC. Depending on the nature of your fight you will use one of the following: Application for Amateur MMA Competitor License / Application for Amateur Muay Thai Competitor License or Application for Amateur Kickboxing Competitor License. You must have the correct license before your fight. (An MMA license will not allow you to enter into a Muay Thai or Kickboxing competition.) Oregon licensing requirements include a $10 fee, a digital color photo (2″ X 2″), a blood test, a physical exam and an eye exam. Your blood test must have been done within 6 months of competition. Your eye exam and physical must have been done within 12 months of competition. The physical exam must be done by a licensed medical personnel (MD, DO, NP, or PA-C). The medical form is available from OSAC at Report of Physical Examination. The eye exam must be done by a ophthalmologist or optometrist on a form provided by the commission. The eye exam form is available from OSAC at Report of Eye Exam. There are no exceptions to these requirements and failure to comply means you cannot fight.
Please inform your blood test facility that you must have HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C tests. To be sure the lab conducts the proper tests, a more comprehensive definition of test requirements is on page 1 of the Oregon application for competitor license. The lab where you have your blood drawn will usually FAX test results to OSAC, however, it is your responsibility to make sure both the Commission (503-378-2530 fax) and Midtown (541-746-7376 fax) receive a copy. You must give written consent for the lab to forward your test results.
New this year – The Oregon license application requires competitors to list name and address of the gym where they train. Also, competitors must now list two individuals with personal knowledge of their fitness to participate in an amateur bout. One of those individuals must be the competitors trainer or corner man.