KHK – Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts was found with the sole mission of enhancing MMA as a sport in the Global arena by building a concrete foundation in the Middle East to evolve the MMA world.
KHK MMA is a Centralized MMA system with Top Management, the best athletes and experts in the field of MMA, that promotes MMA activities to Bahraini Nationals and the community in general.
It was established in February 2015 by His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Bahrain Athletics Association. CEO of the company Mohammed Shahid handles the business side and works to complete the vision planned by His Highness and Mohammed Shahid. We provide the assistance to develop MMA as a sport with unique system that will develop the level of athletes and take the sport of MMA to a different level.
Our mission is to give opportunity to every talented fighter regardless of nationality or race the opportunity to be the best fighter. We believe we can deliver the physical, mental and health benefits that will empower our people to become the strong, confident, respectful, and strategically-minded leaders of tomorrow.
A professional team that includes the top MMA athletes from the Globe and the involvement of the legends to superstars in the sport of Mixed martial arts and a strategy that has never seen in the world of the fastest growing sport of MMA till date. We promote and manage fighters, develop a grass root system for the upcoming athletes to develop into complete professionals, MMA in schools, training camps, partnership with MMA promotion and MMA media system.
HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa,
Founder of KHK MMA
A born and bred nationalist, Military man and Martial Arts enthusiast, HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa was introduced to the most superior and complete Martial Art form, the Mix of all arts together, “Mixed Martial arts” (MMA) through the PRIDE days.
And just as it arose as a world phenomenon, his view of its amelioration was one of global spectrum. The vision of a conglomeration that entails the building up, from the ground, of professional fighters, and the amalgamation of a community that is not only concerned with sports and MMA, but also the improvement of people’s lives in general through healthy living is what led to the foundation of the dream that is slowly coming true: KHK MMA.
The efforts made by His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, The First Deputy President of The Supreme Council for Youth & Sport, and the president of Bahrain Athletics Association, to develop and enhance the Mixed Martial Arts sport, is considered to be one of the many initiatives aiming to improve the sports sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
His Highness plays a significant role in contacting and inviting figures who have had a long history in Mixed Martial Arts, with the ultimate goal of enhancing and promoting MMA culture in Bahraini society in general, and the Bahraini Youth in particular, in compliance with the international standards of moral and legal criteria. His patronage will also help achieve objectives on the ground, to commensurate with the aspirations of His Highness in promoting and supporting the sport, and the formation of a professional team to participate in international events, which shall promote and strengthen the position of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the international arena.
Founder and CEO of KHK MMA
Mohammed Shahid works with His Highness Sheikh Khalid to complete the vision they have planned together for KHK MMA. Shahid says: “We provide the assistance to develop MMA as a sport with a unique system that will develop the level of athletes and take the sport of MMA to a different level. We believe we can deliver the physical, mental and health benefits that will empower our people to become strong, confident, respectful, and strategically-minded leaders of tomorrow. We promote and manage fighters, develop a grass root system for the upcoming athletes to develop into complete professionals, through introducing MMA in schools, training camps, partnership with MMA promotions and MMA media system. KHK MMA strives to bring the greatest contents in the industry of MMA and put together the biggest and most anticipated fighters.”
A former fighter himself, Shahid was never limited to the arena, and always saw more potential in the sport: “Why can’t we make MMA better? As a fighter, it was really hard for me to actually find fights, and even when I found fights, I still couldn’t get to a point where I could make a career out of it. Regardless of whether you are marketable or not, or are from India, Bahrain, or the USA, you should be able to have a career that allows you to reach your potential among the best in the world. That was our vision and our goal – to bring all these countries together and give the fighters the chance to be the best in the world.”