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UFC Performance Institute Shanghai

The first state-of-the-art facility in Asia to provide MMA trainings, rehabilitation, and competitions for professional fighters.
Training room featuring boxing ring

Services (6)

Location

Shanghai, China

Client

Futian District Bureau of Culture, Sport, Tourism, Radio and Television

Shenzhen CAPOL International & Associates Co., Ltd.

Architect

JLL

Home to world-class MMA athletes hailing from mainland China and the Asia Pacific region, Shanghai’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Performance Institute houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to provide training, rehabilitation, and competition spaces. An existing warehouse was converted to create 93,000 sqft facility spanning four storeys. The layout includes spectator areas, offices, and an octagonal exhibition space used for media broadcasting and filming.

Our multidisciplinary expertise and specialist services enabled us to design and support delivery of a range of highly specialised features for the facility. These include underwater treadmills, hypoxic and deprivation chambers and gait analysis suites. Our efficient coordination with the client and project team enabled the smooth delivery of the project to meet UFC’s professional standards.

Joe Tang, Director, commented, "We worked closely with UFC throughout the entire project – our collaborative efforts and expertise allowed us to deliver an exceptional project and establish a continuing partnership with UFC."

Key fact

A specialised facility that hosts training and rehabilitation programmes for MMA fighters.

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Key fact

UFC’s first and only international Performance Institute and the location for filming of the Contender series.

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Key fact

Features underwater treadmills, hypoxic and deprivation chambers and gait analysis suites.

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Joe Tang in a grey suit and pale shirt with blurred green park background

Joe Tang

Director, Building Services

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By integrating design across disciplines, this high-performance facility has been tailored to the unique needs of MMA athletes.

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