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Best Hybrid Fight Shorts: Rumble Ready

Written by: Taylor Saipe



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In the realm of combat sports, having several sets of fighting and training shorts is a must, regardless of your training frequency, whether it's twice a week or daily. 

One of the most recent advancements in combat attire is the emergence of Hybrid Fight Shorts. These aren't your typical shorts; there's much more to them than meets the eye. Let's explore what sets them apart and discover the top choices available for purchase.

What are Hybrid Fight Shorts?

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's talk about these fight shorts with a dual-layer design.

These hybrid fight shorts offer the perfect blend of two worlds. They provide the comfort and flexibility you'd expect from regular 5-inch shorts, while also incorporating some of the benefits of compression gear. It's essentially a two-in-one package!

This innovative double-layer construction ensures that fighters can fully optimize their training and excel in competitions.

Key Features of Hybrid Fight Shorts:

Dual Layer Design: The 2 in 1 short design ensures that fighters have the flexibility of regular shorts with the added benefits of compression wear underneath.

Compression in hybrid shorts offers:

– Reduced Muscle Fatigue: Helps in longer training sessions.

– Strain Prevention: Protects muscles during intense workouts.

– Lower Risk of Muscle Soreness: Ensures quicker recovery post-training.

Pro Tip: Always look for hybrid shorts with sublimated printing to ensure longevity of the design.

Fumetsu Berserker Dual Layer Fight Shorts

Top Hybrid Fight Shorts

1. Progress Bengal Hybrid Shorts

Let's kick things off with our top pick, a definite favorite among No-gi and MMA enthusiasts – the eagerly awaited Bengal Hybrid Shorts. These shorts not only provide maximum comfort but also boast a clean and stylish design featuring the classic Progress branding, making them a versatile choice for any training session.

Brand - Progress

Shorts Sizing - 5 inch shorts available in XS, S, M, L, XL

What We Like:

– Unmatched Comfort: Soft lycra fabric delivers superior comfort without compromising on durability or transparency.

– No More Pilling: Featuring anti-bobble technology, these shorts stay smooth and pristine, preventing any fabric pilling hassles.

What We Don't Like:

– Quality Comes at a Price: While these Fight Shorts may be on the higher end of the price spectrum, it's a fair investment for top-notch quality.

– Limited Color Choices: Currently, there are only two available color options. Hopefully, we'll see more variety soon!

Note: For the best fit, we recommend following the size guide and considering sizing up if you have a more muscular build or prefer a looser fit.

2. Scramble Logotype Combination Shorts

Moving along in our lineup of top hybrid fight shorts, let's introduce the Black/White Scramble Logotype Combination Shorts. These shorts come with a slick 'Scramble everywhere' inner Lycra layer, making sure you're ready to conquer any challenge, whether it's intense Jiu-Jitsu sessions or high-energy no-gi grappling bouts.

Brand - Scramble

Shorts Sizing -  5 inch shorts available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

What We Like:

Versatile Performance: Ideal for Jiu Jitsu, no-gi grappling and super comfy for running, and intense gym workouts.

What We Don't Like:

– These men's hybrid shorts, being top-tier fight gear, skip the whole pocket thing.

3. Fumetsu Varsity Dual Layer Fight Shorts


Now, let's dive into  number 3, where we proudly present the all-new Fumetsu Varsity Range! Embrace the Wrestle-Jitsu lifestyle with these fantastic  Fumetsu Varsity Dual Layer Fight Shorts. Sporting a snazzy Varsity Fumetsu logo, these shorts are your ticket to rocking that classic American College style.


And, just so you know, they're crafted from high-quality polyester. So, gear up for style and comfort in one package!

Brand - Fumetsu

Shorts Sizing - 6 inch mens shorts available in , S, M, L, XL, XXL

What We Like:

Hand-drawn artwork designed in the UK.

– The Fumetsu Dual Layer is lightweight, flexible, and comfortable made with moisture-wicking material. 

What We Don't Like:

– If you're the type who loves having pockets packed with goodies, these shorts might not be your go-to choice since they don't come with any pockets.

4. Progress Profile Red and White Hybrid Shorts


Introducing the  Progress Profile Men's Hybrid Shorts, designed for the unforgiving world of NoGi grappling. These shorts represent the ideal combination of style and functionality. With a durable board short cut tailored for intense training sessions, these shorts are the ultimate choice for any serious athlete.


Embrace the confidence and freedom that our men's hybrid shorts in red bring to your training. Whether you're looking for men's 5 inch hybrid shorts or simply high-performance men's hybrid shorts, our Progress  Hybrid Shorts have got you covered. Elevate your training experience with the perfect blend of style and functionality.

Brand - Progress Jiu Jitsu

Shorts Sizing - 5 inch mens shorts available in , XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

What We Like:

Customizable Comfort with Elasticated Waistband and Drawstring.

– A red-themed design that complements team colors and makes a bold statement.

What We Don't Like:

– Because of its white under color, stains and marks can become more noticeable.

5. Fumetsu Berserker Dual Layer Fight Shorts


After the huge success of the Berserker Boxing Gloves, Fumetsu has now rolled out a line of No-Gi and training gear. They've adorned these items with hand-drawn artwork depicting the legendary dual Berserker axes from Norse Mythology.


Take the Berserker Rash Guard, for instance. It boasts flat-lock seams and a soft, form-fitting material that guarantees a comfy fit. It's become quite the crowd favorite!

Brand - Fumetsu

Shorts Sizing - 5 inch mens shorts available in , S, M, L, XL, XXL

Dont forget the matching Fumetsu Berserker Short Sleeve Rash Guard

What We Like:

– Hand-drawn artwork designed in the UK by the Fumetsu team.

What We Don't Like:

– The inner layer is not as visible due to the similar colours.

Brands Leading the Charge in Hybrid Fight Shorts

In the ever-changing world of combat sports, brands are always striving to provide fighters with top-notch gear. When it comes to hybrid fight shorts, there are a handful of names that really shine. Let's dive into these brands and see what they have to offer.


Progress has been at the forefront of innovation in fight gear. Their hybrid shorts are no exception. With designs like the Golden Yellow Hybrid Shorts and the Black & White Bengal Hybrid Shorts, they've managed to combine aesthetics with performance. The 4 Way stretch material ensures flexibility, while the Sublimated printing guarantees that the designs remain as vibrant as day one.

Progress Hybrid Fight Shorts

Click here to view the Progress Fight Shorts size guide


When you think of durability in fight gear, Fumetsu is a name that often comes to mind. Their Waves MK2 Dual Layer Fight Shorts and Mjolnir Dual Layer Fight Shorts are a testament to their commitment to quality. These shorts are not just about the dual layer design; they're about providing fighters with gear that lasts.

Fumetsu Waves Hybrid Shorts
Fumetsu Waves MK2 Dual Layer Fight Shorts


Bytomic understands the needs of fighters. Their Red Label Dual Layer Training Shorts are a perfect example of this understanding. With an internal drawstring for the perfect fit and sweat absorbing Polyester material, they ensure that fighters can focus on their training without any distractions.

Insider's Take: "In the world of combat sports, your gear is an extension of you. It needs to perform as hard as you do. Brands like Progress, Fumetsu, and Bytomic get that."


Scramble is a brand that's synonymous with quality and innovation in the combat sports world. Scramble's dedication to producing top-tier fight gear is evident in their hybrid shorts lineup. 

If your curious about sizing view the hybrid shorts size guide here and explore their entire collection here.

The Rise of Hybrid Shorts in Combat Sports

The popularity of hybrid shorts for combat sports is on the rise, and for good reason. They offer Reduced Muscle Fatigue, Strain Prevention, and Improved Perceived Exertion. The double layer shorts design ensures that fighters get the benefits of compression without compromising on the flexibility of regular fight shorts. 

Fumetsu mma athletes grappling

Choosing the Perfect Pair: A Fighter's Guide to Hybrid Fight Shorts

Selecting the right fight gear is crucial. It can be the difference between a good training session and a great one. With the rise of hybrid fight shorts, fighters now have more options than ever. But with choice comes confusion. How do you pick the perfect pair? Let's break it down.

1. Understand Your Needs

Before diving into the vast ocean of options, take a moment to understand what you're looking for. Are you seeking more compression benefits like Reduced Muscle Fatigue and Strain Prevention? Or is the flexibility of the 4 Way stretch material your primary concern? Knowing your priorities will help narrow down your choices.

2. Brand Matters

As we've seen, brands like Progress, Fumetsu, and Bytomic have set themselves apart with their commitment to quality and innovation. When choosing hybrid shorts, it's wise to invest in brands with a proven track record.

3. Fit and Comfort

When it comes to men's fight shorts, you'll find a variety of lengths to cater to your specific needs. 

The 5-inch mens shorts provide a classic and shorter design, ensuring you have maximum freedom of movement during your combat sports activities. If you're looking for a bit more coverage, the 6-inch shorts strike a balance between style and protection. For those seeking extra leg coverage and comfort, the 7-inch mens shorts are the way to go. 

The best shorts in the world won't do you any good if they don't fit right. Look for features like an internal drawstring for adjustability and ensure the shorts offer a Regular fit.

4. Material and Durability

Understanding the material of your fight shorts is the first step to ensuring they last. Most hybrid shorts are made from a combination of materials, each with its unique properties:

  • Polyester: Durable and quick-drying, polyester is commonly used in modern hybrid fight shorts!

  • Satin: Known for its smooth texture and sheen, satin is often used in traditional Muay Thai shorts. It's soft, lightweight, and allows for fluid movement.

  • Nylon: This synthetic material is known for its resilience and ability to wick away moisture. However, it's essential to be cautious when cleaning as it can be sensitive to high temperatures.

  • Cotton: Breathable and soft, cotton is often found in the inner lining of hybrid shorts, providing comfort during intense training sessions.

5. Aesthetics

While performance is paramount, there's no harm in looking good while you train. Brands offer a plethora of designs, from the sleek Fumetsu Berserker shorts to the vibrant Progress Mexicana Hybrid Shorts. Choose a design that resonates with your style.

6. Price Point

While it's tempting to opt for the most expensive pair, it's essential to ensure you're getting value for your money. Sometimes, mid-range hybrid shorts offer the same features and quality as their pricier counterparts.

Progress hybrid fight shorts

Cleaning Process: The Do's and Don'ts

When it comes to cleaning, always start by checking the care label. This small yet crucial tag provides valuable insights into how to best care for your shorts.

  1. Hand Wash vs. Machine Wash: While many prefer the convenience of a machine wash, hand washing is gentler on materials like satin. If you do opt for a machine wash, ensure it's on a gentle cycle with warm water.

  2. Detergent: Always use a mild detergent. This ensures the colors remain vibrant and the material doesn't degrade.

  3. Avoid Bleach: Bleach can be harsh on materials and might cause discoloration. Instead, opt for natural cleaning agents if you need to tackle stubborn stains.

  4. Drying: Always air dry your shorts. Avoid using a dryer as the high heat can damage the elastic waistband and side slits. For best results, turn your shorts inside out to preserve their color and design.

The Final Touch: Ensuring Longevity and Style

In the realm of combat sports, quality always trumps quantity. It's better to have a pair of well-maintained hybrid shorts than multiple pairs that are worn out.

Invest in Quality: When buying new shorts, always prioritize quality. Brands available at Made4Fighters ensure a blend of style, functionality, and durability.

Routine Checks: Regularly inspect your shorts for any signs of wear and tear. Early detection can lead to timely repairs, ensuring they last longer.

If you're in search of 9-inch hybrid shorts for men, take a look at the Venum UFC Adrenaline Authentic Fight Week Performance Shorts.

Hybrid fight shorts represent the future of combat sports apparel. They're a testament to how far fight gear has come, offering fighters an unparalleled blend of comfort, functionality, and style. 

Whether you're a experienced fighter or just starting your journey, investing in a good pair of hybrid shorts is a decision you won't regret.

FAQs on Hybrid Fight Shorts

Are hybrid shorts and dual layer shorts the same?

Yes, hybrid shorts often refer to dual layer shorts. The dual layer design typically consists of an inner compression layer and an outer layer that resembles traditional fight shorts. This combination offers both the benefits of compression and the functionality of regular fight shorts.

Can I fight with dual layer shorts when competing?

According to the IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) rules, fighters must wear competition shorts made of durable material designed so they cannot inflict injury on either athlete. While the rules don't explicitly mention hybrid or dual layer shorts, as long as they adhere to the safety and material guidelines, they should be permissible. However, always check with the specific competition's guidelines in the UK before competing or ask your coach.

Do Hybrid fight shorts have drawstrings?

Yes, many hybrid fight shorts come with an internal drawstring to ensure a snug fit and prevent them from sliding down during intense movements.

What is the best way to wash hybrid fight shorts?

It's best to wash hybrid fight shorts in cold water and let them air dry. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners as they can degrade the material over time.

What's the difference between regular shorts and hybrid shorts?

The primary difference is the dual layer design in hybrid shorts. They have an inner compression layer that offers muscle support and an outer layer that provides functionality and aesthetics similar to traditional fight shorts.

What should I look for in terms of fit and comfort when choosing hybrid shorts?

Look for shorts that offer a snug yet comfortable fit. Features like 4-way stretch material and an internal drawstring can enhance comfort and fit. The inner compression layer should feel tight but not restrictive.

How do hybrid shorts help in sweat absorption during training sessions?

Hybrid shorts, especially those made of polyester, are designed to wick away sweat, keeping the athlete dry and comfortable during intense workouts.

Can I wear hybrid fight shorts when swimming?

While hybrid fight shorts are designed primarily for combat sports, their quick-drying material makes them suitable for occasional swimming. However, they might not be as comfortable or functional as regular swim shorts.

Can you wear hybrid fight shorts for all combat sports training?

Yes, hybrid fight shorts are versatile and can be used for various combat sports training, including MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and more.

Are hybrid shorts a good option for the gym?

Absolutely! The compression layer offers muscle support, which can be beneficial during weightlifting or cardio exercises. Their sweat-wicking properties also make them suitable for intense gym sessions.