Let’s take a look at the best MMA shorts through the first half of 2014. For this article, best MMA shorts refers to the best-selling MMA shorts at MMAWarehouse.com this year. We’ll start with the top 10, then add some honorable mentions that could crack the list in the second half of 2014.
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The Hayabusa Chikara Recast Shorts come in at number one on our list of the best MMA shorts. Hayabusa made an update to their Chikara line earlier this year, and the Recast quickly ascended to the top spot for best-selling MMA shorts. It should comes as no surprise that the Hayabusa Chikara had been at #1 for much of the first half of 2014. So either way you look at it, the Hayabusa Chikara line is the top-seller so far this year.
The Bad Boy Legacy II Fight Shorts come in at #2 on our list. They feature the often-overlooked mouthguard pocket and come in six different colors and styles. Breathable and tear resistant, the Legacy II are made from 4D multi-directional stretch material making them Bad Boy’s most comfortable and versatile fight shorts yet.
The Metaru shorts come in at #3, and they’re a testament to Hayabusa’s dominance on the best MMA shorts list. The Metaru shorts feature stretch fabric & split side seams for increased range of motion. The exclusive inner grip waistband system ensures that they stay in place, a must-have for fighters and martial artists.
The Hayabusa Welded are #4 on our best MMA shorts list, and they represent another technological breakthrough from Hayabusa. A Patent-Pending revolutionary design, the Welded were scientifically developed with a form of sonic welding that delivers unmatched strength. Their construction also minimizes weight and reduces rashing.
The Venum Corra Shorts actually inhabit two of the top 10 spots if you include the Venum Jose Aldo UFC 163 Corra Fight Shorts. Both are top sellers. The Venum Sharp Corra feature a shorter cut for ease of movement in throwing knee and leg strikes. They also have the “Speed Grip” closing for an easier and faster adjustment. The 4-way stretch fabric is placed at the crotch, extending the range of your moves.
The second of three Venum shorts on our list, the Venum Light 2.0 are made with a high-quality glossy microfiber. They are an ultra-lightweight short, featuring one-way horizontal and vertical velcro enclosure with external drawstring. Current rating on MMAWarehouse.com is 4.8/5.
The Jaco Resurgence Fight Shorts come in at #7. They are made with an ultra-durable STR-X™ fabric that stretches effortlessly in all directions and wicks perspiration rapidly. A Patent-pending compression waist-tightening system allows them to be tightened without creating scrunching or cinching around the waist. This system provides a compression style fit internally to the garment while the external look remains unchanged.
Venum’s update to their Amazonia line comes in at #8, but they look to climb higher up the list by the end of the year. Amazonia 4.0 shorts feature the new V-Shape™ Mesh Cut, New Vault™ 3-Way innovative closure system for a perfect hold and the Speed Grip™ for an easier and faster shorts adjustment. The side slits allow for unrestricted freedom of movement.
Designed for No-gi Grappling, MMA or Cross Training, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Original Black Fight Shorts are #9 on our list. These Gracie shorts are “Durable enough for the cage, simple enough for the streets.” They feature a 4-inch mobility side slit for optimum range of motion from the guard and triple-stitch reinforced seams. The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu logo adorns the left leg, and the back displays the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu name.
Rounding out our list of the best MMA shorts is the Contract Killer Stained 2.0 Black Fight Shorts. They have many of the features that people look for in a fight short: Sublimated Graphics, 4-Way, lightweight stretch material, velcro Front with stretch enclosure and an internal adjustable drawstring for a perfect fit. The black shorts come in five different colorways, and there is a white version too.
Best MMA Shorts: Honorable Mentions
Here a few styles that just missed making the top 10 best-selling list. These are newer styles or up and comers that could crack the list by year’s end. Even if they don’t, they are still very popular and certainly worth a look.
We hope you found something perfect for you on our best MMA shorts list. But if you’re still looking for different options and designs, click here to check out more than 100 different styles of MMA Shorts. And if your favorite fight shorts aren’t on the list, be sure to mention them in the comments so people can find out how great they are!