Techniques/Rules

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Legal Techniques While Standing
Closed hand strikes to the head, body and legs
Kicking to the head, body and legs
Knees to body and legs
Throws/Take downs/Sweeps
Standing Submissions (Chokes, Arm Bars, Locks etc.)
Shouldering to the body

Illegal Techniques While Standing
Elbow or forearm strikes
Knee strikes to the head
Linear Kicks to knees
Groin strikes
Intentionally Hitting back of head
Spine or kidney strikes
Excessive Slamming (moving forward once an opponent is elevated in order to create more damage from the takedown)
Throws onto head or neck (spiking)
Throws against a joint
Throwing out of competition area
Neck cranks (turning the neck)
Holding ropes or cage
Pinching, biting, gouging, and anything that might be considered “dirty fighting???
Fish hooking
Grabbing or holding the uniform or protective padding

Legal Techniques While on the Ground
Closed hand strikes to head, body and legs
Knee strikes to the body and legs
Submissions (chokes, arm bars/locks, straight leg locks ONLY)

Illegal Techniques While on the Ground
Elbow or forearm strikes
Neck cranks (twisting the neck)
Heel hooks or ankle looks
Angled Leg locks ·
Finger or toe locks
Choking with hand on throat
Smothering (hand over mouth)
Spine locks
Hammer locks
Fish hooks
Groin strikes
Spine strikes
Throwing out of competition area
Pinching, biting, gouging, and anything that might be considered “dirty fighting???
Grabbing or holding the uniform or protective padding
FOULS Anything not expressly included above as legal techniques may be considered a foul, including but not limited to:
1. HEAD BUTTING
2. EYE GOUGING
3. BITING
4. HAIR PULLING
5. FISHHOOKING
6. GROIN ATTACKS OF ANY KIND
7. PUTTING A FINGER INTO AN ORIFICE OR INTO A CUT
8. SMALL JOINT MANIPULATION / FINGER LOCKS
9. STRIKING THE SPINE OR THE BACK OF THE HEAD
10. STRIKING WITH THE ELBOW OR FOREARM
11. KNEE STRIKES TO THE HEAD
12. LINEAR KICKS TO THE KNEES
13. HEEL HOOKS OR ANGLED LEG LOCKS
14. SPINE LOCKS
15. NECK CRANKS
16. EXCESSIVE SLAMMING
17. THROWS AGAINST A JOINT
18. THROAT STRIKES OR GRABBING THE TRACHEA
19. CLAWING, TWISTING OR PINCHING THE FLESH
20. GRABBING THE CLAVICLE
21. STOMPING A GROUNDED OPPONENT
22. STRIKING THE KIDNEY
23. SPIKING AN OPPONENT TO THE CANVAS ON HIS HEAD OR NECK
24. PUSHING OR THROWING AN OPPONENT OUT OF THE RING
25. HOLDING THE SHORTS OR GLOVES OF AN OPPONENT
26. SPITTING
27. ENGAGING IN ANY UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT THAT CAUSES AND INJURY
28. HOLDING THE FENCE
29. USING ABUSIVE LANGUAGE
30. ATTACKING ON THE BREAK
31. ATTACKING YOUR OPPONENT WHILE HE’S UNDER THE CARE OF THE REFEREE
32. ATTACKING AFTER THE BELL
33. FLAGRANTLY DISREGARDING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE REFEREE
34. TIMIDITY, INCLUDING AVOIDING CONTACT, LOSING YOU MOUTPIECE, FAKING INJURY
35. INTERFERENCE FROM THE CORNERMAN

Fighter and Corner Protocols

· Please arrive on or before the report time provided.
· Follow the Locker Room Directors instructions.
· Only water and electrolyte drinks in their sealed original containers in the dressing room.
· No food, vitamins or supplements of any kind in the dressing room.
· Any alcohol, controlled substances or any illegal enhancing substance is grounds for immediate suspension.
· Only approved individuals working the corners are allowed in dressing room. Exceptions require prior permission.
· Offensive clothing, placards, emblems, etc. are prohibited.
· Finger and toe nails to be trimmed
· Henna type tattoos are prohibited.
· Piercing accessories are prohibited. Eye contacts are prohibited.
· Use only soft materials to tie hair.
· Hand wraps will need to be inspected before you put your gloves on
· Only pre-approved gloves provided by the promoter are allowed.
· Do not tamper with the gloves in any way.
· Only form fitted supports are allowed (neoprene or elastic for the ankles and knees only) no elbow supports
· Supports may not have braces, metal, plastic, etc. of any kind.
· No adhesive taping of any kind (other than to keep your handwraps in place).
· Be ready when instructed. Be prepared to leave the dressing room.
· Anti social behavior of any kind to include name calling, gestures, vulgar/offensive language, etc. will result in disciplinary action.
· Only light coat of Vaseline on the face; nothing else anywhere.
· Ice in a bag only; no loose ice at ringside.
· No excessive coaching from corner.
· When a Contestant is down/knocked out/stopped, no one is allowed in the cage/ring until authorized by a referee or physician.
· Enter and leave the cage/ring through only when instructed and by the opening or corner. Do not jump in or out of the cage/ring.
· No photography or video by corner during contest.
· Do not use offensive language during the “in the ring interviews”.

Any fighter on daily prescribed medications MUST receive written approval to fight from their primary care physician.