Wyoming Latest State to Legalizes Mixed Martial Arts, Commission to Follow

Wyoming, home of fighters including Justin Salas and Nate Marquardt, became the 45th state in America to legalize MMA. The milestone came Thursday, March 8th when Governor Matt Mead signed House Bill 87 into law.

The bill, sponsored by Representative Bryan Pedersen, had been unanimously approved by both the state’s Senate and House of Representatives. The bill outlines the creation of a state mixed martial arts board to oversee and regulate MMA matches.

MMA was not previously illegal in Wyoming, but because it was unregulated, bouts held there were not recognized by other states or on fighters’ official records.

Shown above from left to right are Senator Kit Jennings, Pedersen, Mead and Speaker of the House Ed Buchanan shortly after Mead signed the bill.

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