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MMA regulations approved by the senate

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The Senate has unanimously approved a measure increasing regulations on mixed martial arts contests, known as ultimate fighting.

Under the measure approved Tuesday, promoters of ultimate fighting events would have to have a physician present, and participants would be forced to undergo a physical examination.

The exam would ensure competitors are physically able to fight and can be checked for HIV and other diseases that can be spread by blood contact.

The measure also requires competitors to be 18 or older.

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