Best MMA Gyms In Bahrain To Start Your Training Right

MMA in Bahrain

Bahrain is big on Mixed Martial Arts, like really big. I mean can you blame us? We’re ranked #1 MMA team in the world for a reason! It’s such a great way to stay in shape and it’s an amazing personal lifestyle to get into if you want to be the region’s next best fighter. We’ve rounded up some of the best MMA clubs in town.


First up on the list is KHK, nothing compares to it! Founded by His Highness Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, here you’ll find only the best athletes and experts to train you professionally and anyone interested in joining the team is offered a welcoming opportunity. They have worked with athletes that went on to become part of the Bahrain National Team, which is currently ranked the #1 MMA team in the world. Follow them on Instagram or contact them by phone or email to get more information on programs and membership.


Strengthen your body and build some muscle at UFC. This gym offers intense classes for those interested in level-ing up their training. Join a Group Fit class or sign up for MMA, they’ve got tons of options to choose from. With 135 locations in the US and worldwide, this gym offers world-class training. Located on the 3rd floor of Al Raya Mall in Juffair.

Reza’s Martial Arts Center

This center was opened by head coach Reza Manfarati in 2000 and are affiliated with Alliance, the most successful BJJ team in history. They’ve since issued several black belts, and fighters have gone on to win World Championships, Asian Beach Games titles and some fight for the Bahrain National Team. You’ll definitely be getting world class training at this gym that offers MMA training as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Thai Boxing. Pricing is fairly affordable but contact the center for further inquiry.

JKA Japan Karate Association

At JKA you’ll be trained by certified instructors from Japan! They take on a holistic approach, honouring the traditional art of Karate-Do. It is a great mind, body, and soul experience. The center is based in Abu Sayba and is a membership-based commitment, so check out their site for further information as the pricing differs depending on what you’re interested in.

Cobra Fitness

Step your transformation game up at Cobra Fitness. Located in Hala Plaza, this center offers MMA as well as Muay Thai, Boxing and BJJ. Sign up for a membership or go for a drop-in session to check it out before committing.