ONE FC eliminates 'open-attack' rule, adopts full PRIDE rules for soccer kicks

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Budgellism
9/3/12 9:55:27AM
ONE Fighting Championship has eliminated its "open-attack" rule for soccer kicks, officials today announced.

The decision came a few days after the often-confusing rule resulted in an Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia heavyweight contest being declared a no-contest this past weekend at ONE FC 5.

Instead, soccer kicks are now legal at all times, and the referee no longer has to distinguish when they're an option.

"Effective immediately, ONE FC has adopted full PRIDE rules for soccer kicks," the organization announced via Twitter.

The organization's next event, "ONE FC 6: Rise of the Kings," will be the first to feature the rules change. The event takes place Oct. 6 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, and it's again expected to be available as an online pay-per-view.

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Adrenaline
9/3/12 9:59:12AM
I think this about sums it up:
sparky
9/3/12 9:59:34AM
This is great news

The open attack shananagans was just causing to much problems
shaneTpain
9/3/12 10:14:42AM
Thank you!
prozacnation1978
9/3/12 10:15:43AM
Open attack rule was stupid to begin with
Pride rules rule !!!!
MALICE
9/3/12 11:43:32AM
Brilliant. That was by far the dumbest rule ever. I understand what they were trying to do, but it was ridiculous.
jae_1833
9/3/12 11:51:13AM
I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.
FastKnockout
9/3/12 12:21:59PM
Now let's hope for more Roger Huerta like knockouts.
RhythmAndStyle
9/3/12 12:39:13PM
and the 'open attack' rule is what got Moreira in trouble of his beautiful soccer kick ko of Huerta..glad they went full pride rule, now Arlovski and Sylvia need another rematch, cuz that was crap judging and ending to that fight.
george112
9/3/12 12:53:16PM
It's about time
ghandikush
9/3/12 2:38:32PM

Posted by jae_1833

I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.



MMA is MMA, its martial arts, i dont want everyone to have the same bland rules matchmaking and rankings....
SmileR
9/3/12 3:36:35PM
Bit to late for poor old AA though!
Kpro
9/3/12 3:40:26PM
Matt Hume is a boss. His scoring system adopted for ONE FC is already way better than used in the unified rules and faced with the decision of eliminating or making fully legal, soccer kicks, they are now fully legal. Applaud this man.
Franklinfan47
9/3/12 3:42:15PM
Happy to hear it.

Unfortunately a case of too little too late for Mr. Arlovski.
warglory
9/3/12 3:44:48PM
I do enjoy the use of soccer kicks, adds a whole other dimension. I hope that they also allow knees to a grounded opponent, but stomps need to remain a thing of the past, just like headbutting.
Kpro
9/3/12 3:47:41PM

Posted by jae_1833

I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.



ONE FC uses a completely new scoring criteria Matt Hume developed for the organization which is more advanced, as far as what should be weighted heavier and having less gray area for interpretation (the way a lot of us have always wanted the rules to be written), and yet it's simpler than what the judges use as their scoring criteria under the unified rules. Soccer kicks aside (depending how anyone feels about them), I would prefer that all fights were judged on the criteria used by ONE FC rather than by any other system.
infestructure
9/4/12 12:42:44AM
Bring back groin strikes I say
jae_1833
9/4/12 1:19:24AM

Posted by Kpro


Posted by jae_1833

I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.



ONE FC uses a completely new scoring criteria Matt Hume developed for the organization which is more advanced, as far as what should be weighted heavier and having less gray area for interpretation (the way a lot of us have always wanted the rules to be written), and yet it's simpler than what the judges use as their scoring criteria under the unified rules. Soccer kicks aside (depending how anyone feels about them), I would prefer that all fights were judged on the criteria used by ONE FC rather than by any other system.


I will look into this, heard an interview he did about it on InsideMMA once but have forgotten most of it. I guess the whole mixed rules thing for me is just to simply have the UFC allow for knees to the head of a grounded opponent. Soccer kicks and stomps, I get it, injury risk and brutallity and all sorts of other crap people can't stand. "As real as it gets" my ass.
bjj1605
9/4/12 12:04:29PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by jae_1833

I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.



MMA is MMA, its martial arts, i dont want everyone to have the same bland rules matchmaking and rankings....



*Scratches head*

What? MMA is MMA....but you want them to be different?

I don't see how uniform rules could be perceived as anything but a good thing for the fighters AND the fans.

I personally think elbows should always be allowed and kicks and knees should be allowed except when a fighter is lying flat on his back. I don't mind soccer kicks and stomps, but I think they are a hard sell to casual fans and American athletic commissions.
bjj1605
9/4/12 12:10:13PM
ONE FC Scoring System:
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Decision Wins
In the event that a bout goes 3 rounds, it will go to a judges’ decision.The 3 judges will score the bout in its entirety, not round-by-round. Judges will utilize the ONE FC judging criteria in descending order of importance to determine the winner of the bout.

ONE FC Judging Criteria:

Near KO or Submission
Damage (Internal, Accumulated, Superficial)
Striking combinations and cage generalship (Ground control, Superior positioning)
Earned takedowns or takedown defense
Aggression

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I like the idea of scoring fights as a whole rather than by round. I like the idea of rank ordering the criteria. I like that "near KO or Submission" is number 1. I like that "damage" is so highly ranked. I like the whole damn thing really.

I say lets bring it to the UFC.
jae_1833
9/4/12 11:38:03PM
That is a very refreshing look, the only change I would make (because Americans wrestle so much) is make combos even with takedowns/defense as they dont want to put a striker ahead of a ground specialist....even bjj guys go for takedowns.
bjj1605
9/5/12 3:50:29AM

Posted by jae_1833

That is a very refreshing look, the only change I would make (because Americans wrestle so much) is make combos even with takedowns/defense as they dont want to put a striker ahead of a ground specialist....even bjj guys go for takedowns.



I don't think its necessary.

Damage and cage general ship (which includes dominant positions) should already be enough for them to win the fight.

That is, unless they are getting takedowns but not doing damage and/or losing position. If thats the case, the takedowns shouldn't be scored highly in the first place.

I say leave it like it is.
ghandikush
9/5/12 9:11:47PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by jae_1833

I don't know why people are trying to reinvent the wheel. There are American MMA rules and JMMA rules....until they are intergrated it's what you got. I don't know what is taking that so long, but whatever.



MMA is MMA, its martial arts, i dont want everyone to have the same bland rules matchmaking and rankings....



*Scratches head*

What? MMA is MMA....but you want them to be different?

I don't see how uniform rules could be perceived as anything but a good thing for the fighters AND the fans.

I personally think elbows should always be allowed and kicks and knees should be allowed except when a fighter is lying flat on his back. I don't mind soccer kicks and stomps, but I think they are a hard sell to casual fans and American athletic commissions.



MMA is MMA, not a ruleset, or a political structure. It is free fighting. I dont want boxing, I dont want political dominance killing the sport. I cheered when pride fell and now I lament it.
Bubbles
9/6/12 12:44:40AM
why couldnt this be used before the event...I got screwed out of 11 points