5 Apps Every MMA Fan Needs To Have Installed [iOS]
Mixed martial arts is a very busy sport. News is constantly breaking with fighters receiving injuries that prevent them from competing, new fights are announced and interesting developments happen every day. For the hardcore fight fan, keeping up on every last detail of the sport is important and with the advent of smartphones, it’s now really easy to keep track of everything that is happening.
If you love MMA, whether you’re a fan of the UFC, or all the different organizations, we have compiled the very best applications dedicated to the sport. With these apps, you will be able to read the latest news, find out more information about your favorite fighters, interact with fellow fans, and more. Install them on your device, and you will never miss an important development in the mixed martial arts world whether you are at home or on the go.
MMA Underground ($1.99)
This is the first application I open almost every time I unlock my iPhone. As you would expect, it features all of the biggest news stories right on the home page. It also features image and video galleries, which adds quite a bit of entertainment to the offerings. It also has a shop, where participants can pick up equipment for training, look up fighter records and view a list of upcoming events.
The bread and butter of The Underground is the forum. It’s incredibly active, filled with thousands of users discussing everything MMA. Fighters even frequent the forum, so you might even get a chance to talk to some of the fighters you enjoy watching so much. If you want to have your finger on the MMA pulse everywhere you travel, download MMA Underground, and you will not regret it.
MMA Junkie (Free)
When it comes to news in the MMA world, MMA Junkie is one of the biggest sites. They break the most prominent stories on a regular basis, and each and every one of them is researched and done properly. This means that if you read something on Junkie, you can be 100 percent confident that it is accurate. A nice news feature available on the MMA Junkie app is the ability to sort by promotion, so if you only want to read about the UFC or Bellator, you can do that.
You can also use this app to keep up with the latest fight bookings via the Rumors tab. With this feature, you will be able to keep track of how the upcoming cards are shaking out, so you can decide which events are worth ordering on Pay Per View, and you can always know when your favorite fighters are scheduled to compete next.
MMA Fighting (Free)
The MMA Fighting application is very simple, as it is essentially just a news reader for its content. However, it is one of the best news sources in the MMA world, so if you want to keep up on what is happening, this is an app you will want to keep on your device.
MMA Fighting also hosts one of the biggest video podcasts in the sport called The MMA Hour, and you can watch all of the episodes from within the app, which makes this app a great way to consume some entertaining MMA content on the go.
MMA Torch (Free)
MMA Torch is a website that has been covering the sport for almost as long as it has existed. The website itself looks a little dated, but its iOS application is as modern and slick as it gets. It has a fantastic interface that should make even the most demanding MMA fans happy. The app provides coverage of the latest news, recaps of major events, and more.
MMA Torch comes with all kinds of other features such as rankings, roundtables, Q&As, interviews, and so much more. The content in the app is very expansive, so you can expect to spend a great deal of time hanging around and enjoying the MMA goodies within.
Bellator MMA (Free)
Bellator is the number two MMA promotion in the world behind the UFC, but when it comes to mobile apps it’s number one. Bellator uses its application during its live broadcasts where the fans can vote on who they think will win and provide scores for the fights as they happen.
The app also features live stats as they happen during the fight. Every detail about the app is well done, and it’s a rare treat to see an official application with such care and detail given to each feature.
If you love MMA, you need to have these apps on your iOS device. They will allow you to watch videos, interact with your fellow fans and keep up with the latest happenings in the sport.
What MMA apps do you use all the time? Let us know in the comments section!