FLAWLESS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHP RULES

 

Weight Divisions

 

(a) Mixed martial artists shall be divided into the following classes:

 

1.Bantamweight -135 lbs/ 62 kg

2.Featherweight – 145 lbs/ 66 kg

3.Lightweight – 155 lbs/ 71 kg

4.Welterweight -170 lbs/ 77 kg

5.Middleweight -185 lbs/ 84 kg

6.Light Heavyweight -205 lbs/ 93 kg

7.Heavyweight – 265lbs/ 120 kg

 

Fighting Arena

 

The fighting area canvas shall be no smaller than 22 feet by 22 feet and no larger

than 32 feet by 32 feet. The fighting area canvas shall be padded in a manner as

approved by the Flawless FC , with at least one inch layer of foam padding. Padding

shall extend beyond the fighting area and over the edge of the platform. No vinyl

or other plastic rubberized covering shall be permitted.

 

The fighting area canvas shall not be more than four feet above the floor of the

building and shall have suitable steps or ramp for use by the participants. Posts

shall be made of metal not more than six inches in diameter, extending from the

floor of the building to a minimum height of 58 inches above the fighting area

canvas and shall be properly padded in a manner approved by WIMAAO.

 

The fighting area canvas area shall be enclosed by a fence made of such material as

will not allow a fighter to fall out or break through it onto the floor or spectators,

including, but not limited to, vinyl coated chain link fencing. All metal parts shall be

covered and padded in a manner approved by WIMAAO and shall not be abrasive

to the contestants. The fence shall provide two separate entries onto the fighting area canvas.

 

Seating

 

A ring stool of a type approved by the Flawless FC shall be available for each

contestant.

 

An appropriate number of stools or chairs, of a type approved by the

Commissioner, shall be available for each contestant’s seconds. Such stools or

chairs shall be located near each contestant’s corner.

All stools and chairs used must be thoroughly cleaned or replaced after the

conclusion of each bout.

 

Equipment

 

For each bout, the promoter shall provide a clean water bucket and a clean plastic

water bottle in each corner.

 

Specifications for bandages on mixed martial artist’s hands

In all weight classes, the bandages on each contestant’s hand shall be restricted to

soft gauze cloth not more than 13 yards in length and two inches in width, held in

place by not more than 10 feet of surgeon’s tape, one inch in width, for each hand.

Surgeon’s adhesive tape shall be placed directly on each hand for protection near

the wrist. The tape may cross the back of the hand twice and extend to cover and

protect the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist.

 

The bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand.

 

Bandages and tape shall be placed on the contestant’s hands in the dressing room

in the presence of the inspector and in the presence of the manager or chief second

of his or her opponent.

 

Under no circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a contestant until

the approval of the inspector is received.

 

Mouth pieces

 

All contestants are required to wear a mouthpiece during competition. The

mouthpiece shall be subject to examination and approval by the attending

physician.

 

The round cannot begin without the mouthpiece in place.

If the mouthpiece is involuntarily dislodged during competition, the referee shall

call time, clean the mouthpiece and reinsert the mouthpiece at the first opportune

moment, without interfering with the immediate action.

 

Protective equipment

 

Male mixed martial artists shall wear a groin protector of their own selection, of a

type approved by Flawless FC.

 

Female mixed martial artists are prohibited from wearing groin protectors.

 

Female mixed martial artists shall wear a chest protector during competition. The

chest protector shall be subject to approval of Flawless FC.

 

Gloves

 

The gloves shall be new for all main events and in good condition or they must be

replaced.

 

All contestants shall wear four, five or six ounce gloves, supplied by the promoter

and approved by the commission. No contestant shall supply their own gloves for

participation.

 

Apparel

 

Each contestant shall wear mixed martial arts shorts, biking shorts, or kick-boxing

shorts.

 

Shoes are prohibited during competition.

 

Appearance

 

All contestants shall be cleanly shaven immediately prior to competition..

 

Hair shall be trimmed or tied back in such a manner as not to interfere with the

vision of either contestant or cover any part of a contestant’s face.

 

Jewelry or piercing accessories are prohibited during competition.

 

Round length

 

Each non-championship mixed martial arts contest shall be three rounds, of five

minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.

 

Each championship or Main Event mixed martial arts contest shall be five rounds, of five minutes

duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.

 

Stopping a contest

 

The referee and ringside physician are the sole arbiters of a bout and are the only

individuals authorized to enter the fighting area at any time during competition

and authorized to stop a contest.

 

Judging

 

All bouts will be evaluated and scored by three judges.

 

The 10 Point Must System will be the standard system of scoring a bout. Under the

10-Point Must Scoring System, 10 points must be awarded to the winner of the

round and nine points or less must be awarded to the loser, except for a rare even

round, which is scored (10-10).

 

Judges shall evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as effective striking,

effective grappling, control of the fighting area, effective aggressiveness and

defense technique.

 

Evaluations shall be made in the order in which the techniques appear in above,

giving the most weight in scoring to effective striking, effective grappling, control

of the fighting area and effective aggressiveness and defense.

Effective striking is judged by determining the total number of legal heavy strikes

landed by a contestant.

 

Effective grappling is judged by considering the amount of successful executions of

a legal takedown and reversals. Examples of factors to consider are take downs

from standing position to mount position, passing the guard to mount position,

and bottom position fighters using an active, threatening guard.

 

Fighting area control is judged by determining who is dictating the pace, location

and position of the bout. Examples of factors to consider are countering a

grappler’s attempt at takedown by remaining standing and legally striking; taking

down an opponent to force a ground fight; creating threatening submission

attempts, passing the guard to achieve mount, and creating striking opportunities.

 

Effective aggressiveness means moving forward and landing a legal strike.

 

Effective defense means avoiding being struck, taken down or reversed while

countering with offensive attacks.

 

The following objective scoring criteria shall be utilized by the judges when scoring

a round;

 

10-10 Round when both contestants appear to be fighting evenly and neither

contestant shows clear dominance in a round;

 

10-9 Round when a contestant wins by a close margin, landing the greater number

of effective legal strikes, grappling and other maneuvers; 10-9 is the maximum

score allowed per round with the rare exception of a minus point deduction for a

fouling fighter.

 

Judges shall use a sliding scale and recognize the length of time the fighters are

either standing or on the ground, as follows:

 

If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round on the canvas, then:

Effective grappling is weighed first; and

Effective striking is then weighed

 

If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round standing, then:

Effective striking is weighed first; and

Effective grappling is then weighed

 

If a round ends with a relatively even amount of standing and canvas fighting,

striking and grappling are weighed equally.

 

Warnings

 

The referee shall issue a single warning for the following infractions. After the initial

warning, if the prohibited conduct persists, a penalty will be issued. The penalty

may result in a deduction of points or disqualification.

1. Holding or grabbing the fence;

2. Holding opponent’s shorts or gloves; or

3. The presence of more than one second on the fighting area perimeter.

 

Fouls

 

The following are fouls and will result in penalties if committed:

1. Butting with the head;

2. Eye gouging of any kind;

3. Biting or spitting at an opponent;

4. Hair pulling;

5. Fish hooking;

6. Groin attacks of any kind;

7. Intentionally placing a finger in any opponent’s orifice;

8. Downward pointing of elbow strikes;

9. Small joint manipulation;

10. Strikes to the spine or back of the head;

11. Heel kicks to the kidney;

12. Throat strikes of any kind;

13. Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle;

14. Kicking the head of a grounded fighter;

15. Kneeing the head of a grounded fighter;

16. Stomping of a grounded fighter;

17. The use of abusive language in fighting area;

18. Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent;

19. Attacking an opponent on or during the break;

20. Attacking an opponent who is under the referee’s care at the time;

21. Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistent dropping of mouthpiece, or faking an

injury);

22. Interference from a mixed martial artists seconds;

23. Throwing an opponent out of the fighting area;

24. Flagrant disregard of the referee’s instructions;

25. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his or her head or neck.

 

Disqualification occurs after any combination of three or the fouls listed in the

above or after a referee determine that a foul was intentional and flagrant.

 

Fouls will result in a point being deducted by the official scorekeeper from the

offending mixed martial artist’s score.

 

Only a referee can assess a foul. If the referee does not call the foul, judges shall not

make that assessment on their own and cannot factor such into their scoring

calculations.

 

A fouled fighter has up to five minutes to recuperate.

 

If a foul is committed, the referee shall:

 

1. call time;

 

2. check the fouled mixed martial artist’s condition and safety; and

 

3. Assess the foul to the offending contestant, deduct points, and notify each

corner’s seconds, judges and the official scorekeeper.

 

If a bottom contestant commits a foul, unless the top contestant is injured, the fight

shall continue, so as not to jeopardize the top contestant’s superior positioning at

the time.

 

The referee shall verbally notify the bottom contestant of the foul.

 

When the round is over, the referee shall assess the foul and notify both corners’

seconds, the judges and the official scorekeeper.

 

The referee may terminate a bout based on the severity of a foul. For such a

flagrant foul, a contestant shall lose by disqualification.

 

Injuries sustained during competition

 

If an injury sustained during competition as a result of a legal maneuver is severe

enough to terminate a bout, the injured contestant loses by technical knockout.

 

If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe

enough to terminate a bout, the contestant causing the injury loses by

disqualification.

 

If an injury is sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul and the

bout is allowed to continue, the referee shall notify the scorekeeper to

automatically deduct two points from the contestant who committed the foul.

 

If an injury sustained during competition as a result of intentional foul causes the

injured contestant to be unable to continue at a subsequent point in the contest,

the injured contestant shall win by technical decision, if he or she is ahead on the

score cards. If the injured contestant is even or behind on the score cards at the

time of stoppage, the outcome of the bout shall be declared a technical draw.

 

If a contestant injures himself or herself while attempting to foul his or her

opponent, the referee shall not take any action in his or her favor, and the injury

shall be treated in the same manner as an injury produced by a fair blow.

 

If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an accidental foul is severe

enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout shall result in a no

contest if stopped before two rounds have been completed in a three round bout

or if stopped before three rounds have been completed in a five round bout.

 

If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an accidental foul is severe

enough for the referee to stop the bout immediately, the bout shall result in a

technical decision awarded to the contestant who is ahead on the score cards at

the time the bout is stopped only when the bout is stopped after two rounds of a

three round bout, or three rounds of a five round bout have been completed.

 

There will be no scoring of an incomplete round. However, if the referee penalizes

either contestant, then the appropriate points shall be deducted when the

scorekeeper calculates the final score.

 

Bout Decisions

 

The following are the types of bout results:

 

1. Submission by:

Tap Out: When a contestant physically uses his hand to indicate that he or she no

longer wishes to continue; or

Verbal tap out: When a contestant verbally announces to the referee that he or she

does not wish to continue;

 

Technical knockout by:

Referee stops bout;

Ringside physician stops bout; or

When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a

bout;

 

Knockout by failure to rise from the canvas;

 

Decision via score cards:

Unanimous: When all three judges score the bout for the same contestant;

Split Decision: When two judges score the bout for one contestant and

one judge scores for the opponent; or

Majority Decision: When two judges score the bout for the same contestant and

one judge scores a draw;

 

Draws:

 

Unanimous – When all three judges score the bout a draw; Majority decision -

When two judges score the bout a draw; or

Split decision – When all three judges score differently and the score total results in

a draw;

Disqualification decision: When an injury sustained during competition as a result

of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate the contest;

Forfeit: When a contestant fails to begin competition or prematurely ends the

contest for reasons other than injury or by indicating a tap out; Technical Draw:

When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul

causes the injured contestant to be unable to continue and the injured contestant

is even or behind on the score cards at the time of stoppage;

 

Technical Decision: When the bout is prematurely stopped due to injury and a

contestant is leading on the score cards; and

 

No Contest: When a contest is prematurely stopped due to accidental injury and a

sufficient number of rounds have not been completed to render a decision via the

score cards.

 

Health and safety rules

 

The referee must wear plastic/surgical gloves that must be changed after a bout in

which blood has occurred. The referee may only wear contact lenses, no glasses of

any kind will be permissible in Ring Sports. The referee will always be present at

pre-fight meetings and announce his rulings to all fighters and fight teams.

 

A Contestant who does not resume the fight after the break or after a KO loses the

fight.

 

Knock Outs and Knock Downs

 

If a fighter gets injury in a fight the doctor are the only people that can evaluate the

situation.

 

If a Contestant remains unconscious, only the referee and the doctor in charge will

be allowed to stay in the ring.

 

A Contestant who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if

the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him

continuing, will be examined by a doctor immediately afterwards, and

accompanied to hospital by the ambulance.

 

A Contestant who has been knocked out due to a head-blow during the fight, or if

the referee has stopped the fight due to severe head trauma which prevents him

continuing, If a fighter losses by TKO or knockout from a blow to the head, WIMAAO

will suspend him/her from competition for a 45 day period (MINIMUM) for safety

reasons. Result by KO will include a 90 day suspension (MINIMUM).

 

To above mentioned no fighting periods the doctor at place can extend the periods

if necessary.

 

Also doctors at hospital due to tests/scan of head can extend the above mentioned

periods.

 

No fighting period means that a Contestant cannot take part in competition in any

contact competition no matter what the disciplines are, without any exception.

 

The referee will tell the Judges to mark KO or Injury on their score sheets, when he

or referee has stopped the bout due to the Contestant’s inability to resume the

fight because of head blows. The same has to be reported by the Chief referee on

duty in that ring on the fighter’s WIMAAO SPORT PASS.

 

This is also the official result of the fight and it cannot be over ruled.

Before resuming after a KO or Injury, as described in the above points, a Contestant

will, after a special medical examination, have to be declared fit to take part in

competition by a sports doctor by medical certificate that declares athlete’s MMA

competition fitness.

 

When registered a KO or injury.

 

In case of injuries besides KO the doctor can give a minimum of quarantine period

and recommend treatment at hospital.

 

After KO or Injury the doctor can require immediately treatment at hospital

 

If a Contestant or delegates from Contestants nation denies doctors medical advice,

the doctor report in written form immediately to chief referee or to a WIMAAO

delegate that all medical responsibility are denied and are in the hands of the

Contestant and his team. However the official result and no fighting period given

are valid.

 

BEHAVIOUR

 

Before and after a bout, the Contestants will shake hands as sign of pure

sportsmanship and friendly rivalry, according to MMA sport regulations. Hand

shaking takes place before starting the first round and after the decision.

 

DRUG USE

 

Any drug or chemical substance ingested by a Contestant, which is not included in

the Contestant’s normal diet, is forbidden. Any Contestant or official violating this

code will be disqualified and suspended by FLAWLESS FC Any Contestant refusing to

submit to a medical examination or doping test, after a fight, in order to verify that

he has not taken doping substances, will be disqualified and suspended. The use of

local anesthetics is allowed, if agreed by a doctor from the Medical Committee.

 

MEDICALLY FIT

 

A fighter will be allowed to fight in an International competition only after having

been declared fit for it by a sports doctor, recognized officially in his country. Then

all Contestants fighting abroad will need to have a certificate established by a

medical doctor, certifying that the athlete, before leaving his country, was in good

physical condition and had no injuries, infections or medical problems that could

affect his ability to fight in the visiting country. This certificate will be presented during the medical the

examination which will precede

weigh-in.

 

Hard contact lenses are forbidden. A Contestant will not be allowed to take part in a

match if he has bandage on a wound, a cut, an injury, an ulceration, a laceration or

blood flowing on the head or face, nose and ears included. This decision will be

made by the doctor who examines the Contestant on the day of the competition.

 

*These rules are approved by world international martial arts organization.