UFC Punching Bag Reviews

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, is known primarily as a mixed martial arts promotion, but what many people don’t know is that they also produce MMA gear under the UFC brand. Like any other company, the UFC heavy bags run the range from ok to great and in the article below we review 4 of their top heavy bags. Make sure to read all the reviews so that you can decide if a UFC punching bag is right for you.

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UFC 100 lb. Competition Oversized Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 100 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.1

UFC Heavy BagThe UFC 100 lb. Competition Oversized Heavy Bag is a standard weight punching bag similar to other bags that you might find in any boxing or MMA gym. The bag is constructed from durable vinyl and filled with synthetic fiber. It is available in black with the UFC logo in red letters. The bag hangs from a solid steel chain assembly with a ring at the top. This helps to ensure that the chains do not get tangled and makes for an easier hanging process.

What separates this bag from most standard punching bags is its dimensions. The bag is 52 inches tall and has a large diameter of 16 inches, making it one of the fatter 100 pound heavy bags on the market. Because of these dimensions, and the synthetic fiber filing, the bag is relatively stable and very forgiving. As such, we recommend this bag to aerobic fitness users as well as MMA athletes who wish to work on kicks and knees as well as punches. Its wide diameter creates a larger striking surface area, which really lets the striker to dig their shin into the bag, helping them to build their kicking power.

The synthetic filler is not packed too tightly making the bag a little on the softer side. However the filler does have the tendency to settle to the bottom a little bit after regular use, although not dramatically. This means that the bottom might get a little harder than the top, but not so much that it hitting it would cause injury as long as proper precaution is taken. We really like this UFC heavy bag and recommend it highly.

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UFC OcTek MMA Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 70 or 80 pounds
  • User Rating: 5

UFC Heavy BagsThe UFC OcTek MMA heavy bag is on the lighter side of heavy bags, but still not the smallest that you might find. It is constructed from synthetic “OcTek” material, which is an strong interlocking woven vinyl material, and is filled with a mixture of shredded cotton fiber and sand, making it very forgiving, yet still stable.

Rather than being suspended by chains, this UFC heavy bag is hung by the so-called “Flex4” suspension system, which are four hard compound rubber straps that makes for easy setup, provides less noise than a bag hung by a chain, and also adds to the bag’s overall stability. These two features are excellent touches, which simply illustrate how well designed this training bag is, as most bags less than 100 pounds tend to lack the stability requirements for most adult MMA fighters.

The UFC punching bag is made from durable long-lasting material that doesn’t dent easily. The oversized diameter gives this bag a larger striking surface, which makes the UFC OcTek MMA Heavy Bag ideal for a variety of strikes — not just punches, but also kicks, knees and elbows. We recommend this bag to aerobic-fitness users because it is light and forgiving, but also provides some resistance. We also recommend it to aspiring MMA fighters who are looking to develop their technique on steady punching bags without injury.

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3-Piece UFC Youth MMA Training Punching Bag Set

  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.3

The UFC Youth MMA Training Punching Bag Set comes complete with a 9 pound punching bag, a heavy gauge zinc plated steel heavy bag mounting system, and a pair of MMA training gloves. The 9 pound bag is available in black with the UFC logo in large red letters. It is perfect for younger boxers wanting to improve their sparring techniques.

The bag is made of vinyl, and comes pre-filled with shredded cotton and polyester fibers that is mixed with sand. This makes the UFC bag comfortable to hit and forgiving to the striker’s hand. Instead of chains, the UFC 9 Pound bag hangs from heavy duty web straps, which easily connect to the training bag mounting system and can be conveniently mounted on wooden ceiling supporters. The MMA training UFC Youth MMA Training Punching Bag Setgloves are smaller to fit younger
fighters hand and offer enough protection for aerobic-fitness users who want to experience the novelty of wearing UFC brand MMA gloves while exercising, however they do not provide enough protection for serious fighters or power hitters. For these users, we would recommend getting bag gloves that offer a little more protection.

The bag itself is ideal for aerobic fitness users who want to get a good workout in, as well as children and lighter fighters. It is an excellent size for wrestling drills that involve lifting and carrying a punching bag over any distance, which is something that MMA fighters might find themselves doing in training from time to time. Heavier young fighters (160 lbs and up), however, should consider purchasing a heavier bag UFC bag (or another brand) in order to properly develop power in their shots as 9 pounds is too light to offer the necessary resistance.

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UFC Training Station

  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • User Rating: 3.4

UFC Freestanding Punching BagsThe UFC Training Station is a free standing heavy bag, which is adjustable in height, ranging from 51 inches to 67 inches. The shell of the bag portion is constructed of OcTek material, which is a strong interlocking woven vinyl material. Under the shell you will find a matrix of force dispersing closed cell polyurethane memory foam style padding. The hard plastic base features core strengthening stations and resistance band channels (although it does not come with resistance bands), making this not only a training bag but a full “training station”.

Unfortunately, because of these extra features, as well as some design issues, this UFC bag has a number of drawbacks that might dissuade serious MMA fighters from purchasing it. As a free standing heavy bag, it provides enough padding for aerobic fitness users to strike with hand protection, however we would not recommend it for heavy power kicking as these strikes will go right through and reach the hard plastic centre, which could lead to potential injury. The filling assembly has some water leaking issues, and a common complaint is that some of the plastic pieces, such as the height adjusting insert or the plastic screws, tend to break after repeated use. The extra workout features also tend to break down after heavy impact. Therefore, we would not recommend this UFC training bag to serious fighters. Aerobic fitness users may enjoy the size and shape of the bag, so this could be a consideration for them.

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If you are looking for one of the best free standing heavy bags, check out our other Free Standing Heavy Bag Reviews.

Everlast Punching Bag Reviews

Everlast is one of the best known martial arts accessory brands in the world. In fact, Everlast is often the first company that comes to mind for many people when they think of martial arts training gear. Everlast makes many great heavy bags and we review 4 of their top bags. See below to get all the details you need before purchasing an Everlast punching bag.

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Everlast Polycanvas Heavy Bag

  • Weight: 70 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.8

The Everlast Polycanvas Heavy Bag is a little lighter than many punching bags that you see in a boxing or MMA gym. This bag comes pre-filled with a specially blended filler mix of synthetic and natural fibers, which makes for excellent shock absorbency. This shock absorbency, and the fact that it is made out of highly durable synthetic poly canvas, means that it will last a very long time. There is quite a bit of give when you hit this bag, which is excellent for avoiding accidental injuries. This makes it a good choice for Muay Thai or MMA fighters who are working on their kicking technique as it would be more forgiving than a heavier bag with less give. However, it is important to always wear gloves while punching this heavy bag from Everlast.

This bag comes with an adjustable chain and heavy duty nylon straps for hanging purposes. A hanging punching bag provides a moving target, which allows the fighter to work on their range and timing, as well as footwork and accuracy. The Everlast heavy bag is an excellent size for training children, as well as lighter weight fighters, as it provides little resistance. It is also ideal for recreational users who are not concerned with their power and just want to get a good workout. This Everlast punching bag is also good for wrestling practice and any kind of drills or activities that involve picking up and carrying bags over some distance.

While this Everlast punching bag is great for recreational users, it isn’t really meant for either well-trained fighters or heavier people. This is because it’s a rather light punching bag, and so people with decent power will make the everlast punching bag swing around, which creates a poor training experience. Additionally, if you are trying to build up your power the polycanvas Everlast heavy bag is probably too light for you and you should look for a 100 pound bag.

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Everlast C3 Foam Punching Bag

  • Weight: 100 poundsEverlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag
  • User Rating: 4.5

The Everlast C3 Foam Heavy bag is the type of bag that you might find in any boxing or MMA gym. The bag comes already filled with Everlast’s custom blend of synthetic and natural fiber. This provides a good deal of shock absorbency when both punching and kicking.

The Everlast punching bag is constructed from a webbed, interconnected matrix of synthetic leather and vinyl. It is wrapped by a layer of poly canvas that is filled with contoured closed cell foam, which helps to disperse the force of strikes while at the same time keeping the bag largely stiff while providing added durability. As a result, there is not as much give as the regular polycanvas Everlast heavy bag. This makes it ideal for high volume combination punching with an emphasis on speed, as it will remain steady and not swing wildly.

Fighters should ensure that their hands are sufficiently protected before punching the Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag with full power, as it is a very hard punching bag and could potentially lead to hand injury. This Everlast punching bag comes with heavy duty nylon straps and an adjustable chain. Hanging punching bags, unlike free standing bags, are good for working on things like speed, timing, range, footwork and accuracy. This bag can also be anchored to the ground. The Everlast C3 Foam Heavy Bag is ideal for cardio training; however recreational users should be weary of the bag’s hardness as it may be too hard for people who don’t train a lot.

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Everlast Powercore Nevatear Training Bag

  • Weight: 80 or 100 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.0

Everlast Powercore Nevatear Heavy BagThe Everlast Powercore Nevatear Training Bag comes in two sizes, 80 lbs and 100 lbs, which are pretty standard punching bag sizes. The bag looks great and is constructed with a webbed matrix of synthetic leather and vinyl and is accented with bright yellow canvas from the top and bottom. The bag comes pre-filled with synthetic and natural fibers, which Everlast touts as being very good for punching/kicking absorbency.

The main feature of this punching bag from Everlast is the Powercore center, which is made up of four 5 pound sandbags aligned by metal rivets. This allows for the upper section to have the give of a poly canvas bag, while keeping the stability of a stiffer bag. That is to say that it will not swing wildly. This makes it ideal for training power punches at the upper level. It should be noted, however, that this added feature means that the bottom of the bag will become rock hard with repeated use so punching or kicking the lower portion of the bag unprotected should be avoided.

Like other Everlast punching bags, this bag comes with an adjustable chain and nylon straps to hang the bag. This bag can also be anchored to the ground. The Everlast Black Powercore Nevatear Heavy Bag is an excellent choice for trained fighters and recreational users, as long as caution is taken not to hit the bottom of the bag.

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Everlast 70 Pound MMA Kit

  • Weight: 70 pounds
  • User Rating: 4.4
    Everlast MMA Heavy Bag Kit

The Everlast 70 Pound MMA Kit consists of a polycanvas heavy bag, a pair of hand wraps, and a pair of bag gloves. The bag in this package is lighter than the MMA bags that are generally in a gym. This is because a gym needs to accommodate people with a wide range of skills and sizes. The Everlast punching bag comes filled with Everlast’s special blend of synthetic and natural fibers, which provides very natural shock absorbency levels.

There is a decent amount of give when you hit this bag, which can help you avoid injury. This is important for people who are working on their kicking techniques as the give from the bag will be more accommodating. This bag comes with an adjustable chain and heavy duty nylon straps that are used to hang the bag. A hanging bag provides a moving target, which allows the fighter to work on their range and timing, as well as footwork and accuracy.

This Everlast bag is a great size for training children, as well lighter people, as it provides much less resistance than other punching bags. However, it would not necessarily be an ideal punching bag for training heavier fighters (160 lbs and up), who would require a heavier bag in order to properly develop their power. It is, however, a good size for wrestling drills that involve lifting and carrying training bags over any distance.

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