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Unhealthy and dangerous weight loss practices continue to be a serious problem in combat sports.  One recent study found that 39% of MMA fighters were entering competition in a dehydrated state. Heat illness and death in athletes have already happened in the sports of wrestling and MMA. It’s been shown that excessive weight loss, rapid weight loss, and repeated cycling of weight gain/loss causes decreased performance, hormonal imbalance, decreased nutrition, and increased injury risk and other life-threatening problems associated with improper weight loss and dehydration...See Full Article

OSAC Information Important Information and Links
Welcome to the Oregon State Athletic Commission Official Web Site.  The Commission hopes that this site will serve to provide the public with an effective tool to interface with our agency.  Oregon has a long tradition of enthusiastic support for unarmed combat sports.  This tradition has expanded in recent years into new sports that are gaining broad popularity and are developing all over the world.  Oregon is fast becoming a home for all levels and types of promotions.

The Commission is diligently working to meet its mission to protect the public and participants involved in these exciting sports.  The Commission is also committed to playing its role in providing Oregonians economic opportunities that can be created through the promotion of these events.  Active promoters and event venues are encouraged to contact the Commission Adminstrator if you have an interest in making an event happen here in Oregon. 

Applications may be faxed to (503)378-2530 or sent electronically to this Email address or via the U.S. Postal Service to;

Oregon State Athletic Commission
4190 Aumsville Highway SE
Salem, OR  97317​

FAX: (503)378-2530​