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MMA Gloves | Top 5 Brand Reviews

Updated on July 3, 2009

MMA Gloves for Fighting and Training

MMA gloves are worn my MMA fighters to protect their hands and knuckles from being broken when they punch their opponent in the face. If you're a UFC fighter then you wear UFC gloves, but if you fight in local MMA fights then you need to have your own set of quality MMA gloves. The following MMA gloves are ideal for mma fighting and mma training. Shouldn't I just buy the cheap mma gloves? What's the difference?

Cheap MMA gloves, those that are made cheaply to be more specific, will not last as long, nor will they protect your hands or your opponents face as well as the high quality mma gloves. The mma gloves you use for competition may also be used for MMA training, but we suggest using MMA training gloves as they offer more protection and padding to keep your hands, fingers and wrists in better shape for your mma fight. Conversely, most MMA training gloves are not allowed to be used as MMA fighting gloves. If you want to buy the professional quality mma gloves, we recommend Combat gloves, Everlast gloves, Fairtax gloves, Throwdown gloves and UFC gloves.

MMA Gloves - Top 5 Brands

MMA Gloves - High Quality at Cheap Prices

Our favorite mma gloves brands offer MMA training gloves as well as MMA competition gloves of all sizes. If you're going to be competing in Mixed Martial Arts you will need to check with the mma promotion you'll be fighting for to see if they have any restrictions on the types of mma gloves you can wear. Every promotion that I've worked with allows the high quality mma gloves listed on this page. If you're looking for MMA training gloves, you'll also find a wide variety from the MMA brands listed to the right. See all of the MMA glove reviews below.

Combat MMA Gloves

Combat Gloves

Combat MMA Gloves are the #1 selling MMA fight gloves in the world because they cater to cage fighters desires and are designed to meet the needs of professional MMA fighters. Combat Sports makes MMA gloves for professional competitions and MMA training including sparring gloves, bag gloves, hybrid gloves and fight gloves. The next time you watch a local mma event, check out all the fighters that entrust their hands and their opponents face to the high quality design, structure and padding of Combat MMA gloves. Professional MMA fighter Brian 'Smokin' Green (pictured) uses his Combat Sports gloves to cover up from on-coming strikes, punch his opponents in the face and pull off his high level brazilian jiu jitsu.

Everlast MMA Gloves

Everlast Gloves

Everlast MMA Gloves aren't just for boxing these days. A long time developer of boxing gloves and supporter of pro boxers, when the Ultimate Fighter reality TV show gave the UFC a push into the mainstream, Everlast saw the train a movin' and got on board. Already with the know how of making high quality fighting gear for years, with the rise in popularity of MMA, Everlast is looking to grab market share from the more established brands in the industry. They currently offer mma grappling gloves (closed and open thumb), sparring gloves, mma fighting gloves & mma training gloves. Everlast has done well and listened to the mma fighters to give them what they want - a sturdy, padded glove that provides protection for the hands & knuckles yet still flexible enough to lock in a kimura, like the pro fighter in the mma pic above.

Fairtex MMA Gloves

Fairtex Gloves

Fairtex MMA Gloves have a supremely natural feel that maximizes functionality, comfort, and durability during intense MMA fights and training. Fairtex makes high density, compressed mma training gloves for pounding on heavy bags, pads and focus mitts.They also make sparring gloves that feature an open palm design and double wrist wrap hook & loop closure for a secure fit and extra wrist support. The competition gloves they make have finger holes that are split at base for ventilation and unimpeded dexterity. The high quality Fairtex designs add greater protection to the fingers, knuckles and hands to protect against serious injury.

Throwdown MMA Gloves

Throwdown Gloves

Throwdown MMA Gloves have become popular with MMA fighters, not only because they are great gloves for fighting and training, but also because of the growing reputation as a leader in high quality, unique and cool looking MMA gear in general. I love their sweet killer 'T' logo too. Throwdown makes a variety of MMA gloves that include professional and amateur competition gloves, training gloves, sparring gloves, heavy bag gloves and women's pro, pink mma gloves. Their competition gloves are made completely from leather and patterned after the traditional UFC gloves, which include an open palm with full wrap around hook & loop closure. Pro MMA fighter TJ O' Brien (hands pictured above) uses Throwdown gloves to secure an armbar on his opponent and another victory. See more TJ in mma pics below.

UFC MMA Gloves

UFC Gloves

UFC MMA Gloves are made by Century and provide a high quality mma glove to protect the UFC fighters. "You go into a fight and you punch the other guy and the guy punches you, but you don't want to hurt yourself," said UFC middleweight contender Patrick Cote. "You want to leave the Octagon without any injuries, and you want to feel safe in there with the equipment you have." That's why the UFC enlisted Century to design and develop their new UFC Gloves. The new UFC glove provides greater protection as well as flexibility for the UFC fighters. "They were contoured to the hand very well, they had a good form and good feeling to them, and they seemed more flexible," said Clay Guida. "They were cushy, but at the same time, you knew that if you hit a guy, you were gonna drop him."

MMA Gloves in Action - MMA Gloves used by Professionals

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Brian Green uses his Combat gloves to smash Jake Pudenz in the face.  Knockout!Jake Pudenz recovers from being knocked.Chris Perez poses with the mma girls from Kamodo Klub.Face smashing 101 - hit him harder than he hits you. And protect your hands with quality mma gloves.Throwdown gloves are quality and flexible, allowing BJJ ace TJ O Brien to slap his patented triangle choke on his opponent for another W.MMA Fighter Teddy 'Red' Worthington shows off his Combat Gloves with the sexy MMA Ring Girls after a victory at a recent Max Fights event.UFC Fighter Matt Hughes at a recent UFC event.UFC Fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson at a recent UFC event.Joe Rogan talks with a big dude that appears to want to mma fight Kimbo Slice.UFC Ring Girls Edith struts her stuff at a recent UFC event.
Brian Green uses his Combat gloves to smash Jake Pudenz in the face.  Knockout!
Brian Green uses his Combat gloves to smash Jake Pudenz in the face. Knockout!
Jake Pudenz recovers from being knocked.
Jake Pudenz recovers from being knocked.
Chris Perez poses with the mma girls from Kamodo Klub.
Chris Perez poses with the mma girls from Kamodo Klub.
Face smashing 101 - hit him harder than he hits you. And protect your hands with quality mma gloves.
Face smashing 101 - hit him harder than he hits you. And protect your hands with quality mma gloves.
Throwdown gloves are quality and flexible, allowing BJJ ace TJ O Brien to slap his patented triangle choke on his opponent for another W.
Throwdown gloves are quality and flexible, allowing BJJ ace TJ O Brien to slap his patented triangle choke on his opponent for another W.
MMA Fighter Teddy 'Red' Worthington shows off his Combat Gloves with the sexy MMA Ring Girls after a victory at a recent Max Fights event.
MMA Fighter Teddy 'Red' Worthington shows off his Combat Gloves with the sexy MMA Ring Girls after a victory at a recent Max Fights event.
UFC Fighter Matt Hughes at a recent UFC event.
UFC Fighter Matt Hughes at a recent UFC event.
UFC Fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson at a recent UFC event.
UFC Fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson at a recent UFC event.
Joe Rogan talks with a big dude that appears to want to mma fight Kimbo Slice.
Joe Rogan talks with a big dude that appears to want to mma fight Kimbo Slice.
UFC Ring Girls Edith struts her stuff at a recent UFC event.
UFC Ring Girls Edith struts her stuff at a recent UFC event.

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      bart-meijer-750 3 years ago

      another sorry but what about benlee and fairtex as on /www.truestore.eu/truestore/mma-gloves-c-23_59.html ?

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      adamholden1212 6 years ago

      sorry

      Badboy-uk.com

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      adamholden1212 6 years ago

      Just got these badboy, the pro series MMA black gloves. Tried them few times now, they are really comfortable and give real good protection. They are well padded and design looks cool like. check them out:

      http://www.badboy-uk.com//department/mma-gloves/51...

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      koathletics 7 years ago

      Hey you forgot to add Knockout Athletics MMA Gloves!

      MMA Gloves by Knockout Athletics!