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The-Don
5/6/08 8:52:02PM
OK in the US most places that allow MMA use the Rules that are established by the UFC Now most of the rules most of us know.... My question is... Can someone out there post the actual rules here as I think it would be a help for those of us who have not seen the rules in a long time or are just starting out... it would also make a good reference to have around...
juanez13
5/6/08 8:55:45PM
Weight classes: [Top]
Lightweight - over 145 lbs. to 155 lbs.
Welterweight - over 155 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Middleweight - over 170 lbs. to 185 lbs.
Light Heavyweight - over 185 lbs. to 205 lbs.
Heavyweight - over 205 lbs. to 265 lbs.

Bout duration: [Top]
All non-championship bouts shall be three rounds.
All championship bouts shall be five rounds.
Rounds will be five minutes in duration.
A one-minute rest period will occur between each round.

Fouls: [Top]
1. Butting with the head.
2. Eye gouging of any kind.
3. Biting.
4. Hair pulling.
5. Fish hooking.
6. Groin attacks of any kind.
7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
8. Small joint manipulation.
9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow.
11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
13. Grabbing the clavicle.
14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
21. Spitting at an opponent.
22. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
27. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
30. Interference by the corner.
31. Throwing in the towel during competition.

Ways To Win: [Top]
1. Submission by:
Physical tap out.
Verbal tap out.
2. Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest.
3. Decision via the scorecards, including:
Unanimous decision [all judges pick the same fighter as the winner].
Split decision [One judge picks one fighter, the other two judges pick the other fighter].
Majority decision [two of three judges pick the same fighter as the winner].
Draw, including:
Unanimous draw.
Majority draw.
Split draw.
4. Technical decision.
5. Technical draw.
6. Disqualification.
7. Forfeit.
8. No contest.


Referee may Restart the round: [Top]
If the fighters reach a stalemate and do not work to improve position or finish.


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Thats from UFC.com

The-Don
5/6/08 9:18:48PM
Small joint . I know they include fingers and toes.. does it include wrists for various wrist locks and such?
juanez13
5/6/08 9:26:46PM

Posted by The-Don

Small joint . I know they include fingers and toes.. does it include wrists for various wrist locks and such?



Yea it does it does include Wrist locks....basically only major joints that take more force to damage are allowed, so knees, elbows, shoulders and heels are allowed for submission holds, anything beyond that is not allowed.
The-Don
5/6/08 9:37:45PM
thank you again.. that was one of my major questions which kills alot of my favorite submission.. glad I have others...
Svartorm
5/7/08 1:16:16AM
I was of the impression wrist locks were illegal because you're not allowed to grab the hand, not because its not considered a major joint. Foot and ankle locks are legal after all, but so are foot stomps and manipulations of the foot, where as weapon destructions (intentionally breaking an incoming fist) and holding the gloves or hands is illegal.
grappler0000
5/7/08 8:30:52AM

Posted by Svartorm

I was of the impression wrist locks were illegal because you're not allowed to grab the hand, not because its not considered a major joint. Foot and ankle locks are legal after all, but so are foot stomps and manipulations of the foot, where as weapon destructions (intentionally breaking an incoming fist) and holding the gloves or hands is illegal.



Grabbing the gloves is illegal, but to my knowledge, grabbing a hand is not. In fact, it happens all the time when defending RNC's.
fullerene
5/7/08 9:03:34AM

Posted by The-Don

thank you again.. that was one of my major questions which kills alot of my favorite submission..


I'm kind of curious now. How many small joint submissions do you have in your favorites list? I've learned a couple dozen wrist locks in various styles, but I've never used anything but a simple gooseneck to break an opponent's armbar defense effectively against someone who knows what they are doing. What works for you?
The-Don
5/7/08 11:51:54AM
well I think most of what I know is illeagal in competition but I thgink I saw it done in a Pride match once in fact I think it was Fedor.. I could be worng it was a couple of years ago I was watching the match..


This is the lock I am thinking of in its most basic form....
Basicly your opponent is on his back. you have his arm similiar to a Kimora... but with the persons elbow on the ground you apple preassure to the hand and wrist joint. Very painful I am not the best at discription so I hope you understand the move... I know how to apply versions of this standing up, with the opponent on top. I have used it alot in training and even onces when I was a bouncer in a standing position .
Jackelope
5/8/08 5:00:51AM
I wonder if you're talking about the Fedor vs. Randleman fight when he put him in a kimura but it just looked a little different because it was stretched out?

The-Don
5/8/08 11:27:33AM
It may have been that one... like I said I was not sure if he did the move or not... hence why I am trying to find out if it is legal because it is effective and can be done standing or on the ground...
The-Don
7/31/08 1:20:04PM
nope it was not the randleman fight... I am not sure... I been watching various fedor fights trying to find it... I may be wrong and it may not have been fedor at all .. but I am almost certian it was him...
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