The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has approved the introduction of the Anti-Doping Athletes' Rights Act.
The act, which the IMMAF claims prioritises the safety and rights of athletes in the sport, has been given the green light by the governing body's Executive Board.
It looks to ensure athletes rights within anti-doping are clear, accessible and universally applicable.
The document also adheres to the new World Anti-Doping Code, introduced by the World Anti-Doping Agency on January 1.
"The athletes, their safety and rights are among our main priorities at IMMAF and the new IMMAF Athletes' Act is a testament to that," said IMMAF Athletes' Commission chairman and world gold medallist Irman Smajic.
Part one sets out the rights of athletes outlined in the IMMAF Anti-Doping Policy, while part two details recommended athletes' rights in practice.
Medical treatment and protection of health, justice, education, data protection and whistleblowing are among the rights included in the act.
"IMMAF athletes are fully engaged with clean and fair mixed martial arts (MMA)," added IMMAF's anti-doping consultant and Anti-Doping Commission chairwoman Michele Verroken.
"I am delighted to see that they have reviewed the Athletes Act, adding to the document important responsibilities for IMMAF coaches and officials to incorporate into practice, helping us promote the health and safety of the sport.
"We have always prioritised education and health, and we consider the new Code as the opportunity to re-double our efforts to engage with national federations to support the delivery of clean and fair MMA."