Combative Sports

Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses - For more information about obtaining a TDLR license or renewing a TDLR license that expired while serving on active duty, please go to the Military Outreach home page.

Combative Sports is a full contact competition between two contestants. The primary sport in this program is boxing. Other sports regulated by this program are kick boxing, shoot wrestling / fighting, pancration wrestling / fighting, mixed martial arts contests or any form of competition in which a blow is struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury. Kick boxing is a form of boxing in which blows are delivered with any part of the arm below the shoulder, including the hand, and any part of the leg below the hip including the foot. Shoot wrestling / pancration wrestling is a form of full contact martial arts in which opponents may, while standing, strike with the open hand, kick, wrestle, throw grapple and submit. For more information about combative sports, e-mail TDLR at

Event Schedule

All events are subject to change or cancellation.


  • 11/18/17 Texas Rage, Mission
  • 11/18/17 Top Show Promotions, Humble
  • 12/01/17 Pandora International Inc, El Paso
  • 12/01/17 Golden Eagle, Dallas
  • 12/08/17 Underwood Promotions, Austin
  • 12/08/17 Underwood Promotions/Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions, Austin
  • 01/20/18 TMB & PRB Entertainment, San Antonio
  • 02/01/17 RTS Boxing, Humble
  • 02/03/18 Top Rank, Corpus Christi
  • 02/09/18 Aaa, Laredo
  • 02/09/18 Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions, Dallas
  • 02/17/18 Famoso Productions, San Antonio
  • 03/10/18 Reyna Promotions, Corpus Christi
  • 04/14/18 El Tigre Promotions, Galveston
  • 06/02/18 Reyna Promotions, Corpus Christi

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  • 11/25/17 LJ Azteca Promotions, Amarillo
  • 12/01/17 TS-1 Promotions, San Antonio
  • 12/08/17 Legacy Promotions DBA Legacy Fighting Alliance, Dallas
  • 12/09/17 Fury Fighting Championships, San Antonio
  • 12/16/17 Fury Fighting Championships, Humble
  • 01/06/18 Back Alley/XKO, Dallas
  • 01/27/18 LJ Azteca Promotions, Lubbock
  • 02/16/18 Fury Fighting Championships, Humble
  • 02/18/18 UFC, Austin

Combination Events (Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts)

  • No Events Scheduled

Amateur Mixed Martial Arts

  • 11/17/17 Stephen Lawhorn DBA SCC, College Station
  • 11/18/17 Texas Clash, Sinton
  • 11/30/17 United States Amateur Combat Assocation (USACA), Dallas
  • 12/08/17 United States Amateur Combat Assocation (USACA), Dallas
  • 12/09/17 Garcia Promotions, San Antonio
  • 12/16/17 Garcia Promotions, Humble


No events scheduled.

News and Updates

Online Training for Contract Inspectors

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation now offers online training for Contract Inspectors who are an essential part of the Texas Combative Sports Team. If you are interested in an opportunity to work as an inspector at a boxing or mixed martial arts event, the department encourages you to watch the videos in this YouTube playlist and then contact the combative sports program at .

Live Seminar for Medical Doctors

If you are a medical doctor licensed by the State of Texas interested in participating in TDLR’s Combative Sports program or are currently a ringside physician and want a refresher, you can watch videos of our live seminar in this YouTube playlist.

Combative Sports Safety Webinar

TDLR encourages anyone interested in the safety of combative sports participants to view this "Diagnosis and Management of Concussion in Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Combatants" webinar.

Advisory Board Meetings

December 1, 2017

The Combative Sports Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room of TDLR's North Campus, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 125E, in Austin. When the agenda and staff reports are available, they will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast on TDLR's YouTube channel.

Previous Meeting - September 21, 2017

The Combative Sports Advisory Board met September 21, 2017 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online.