MMA FOULS AND INJURIES: INTENTIONAL AND ACCIDENTAL

If a fighter flagrantly breaks any rule, the official ring referee shall immediately disqualify him. HOWEVER: If the foul is not severe or intentional, the official ring referee shall issue a warning OR point deduction(s) from the offending fighter.

1.Butting with the head (no use of the head as a striking instrument in any form is allowed)

2.Eye gouging of any kind( Intentional use of the fingers, thumb or chin as a gouging instrument will be considered eye gouging)

3.Biting

4.Hair Pulling

5.Fish hooking (Any attempt by a contestant to use their fingers in a manner that attacks their opponent’s mouth, nose, or ears, stretching the skin to that area will be considered “Fish hooking”. Fish hooking generally is placing of fingers into the mouth of your opponent and pulling your hands in opposing directions while holding onto the skin of your opponent.)

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. (Less than 3 Fingers or less than 3 toes and twisting ankle lock manipulations are not allowed. Wrist, knees, shoulders are large joints and are allowed.)

9.Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (No direct striking attacks are allowed to the spine or the back of the head. A direct strike is an aimed and executed attack to the area. The back of the head is considered any strike in which the glove does not strike the ear.)

10.Striking in any manner using the point of the elbow will receive a disqualification,

11.Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea (No direct throat strikes are allowed. Directed throat attacks would include a contestant puling he opponent head in a way to open the neck area for a striking attack. A contestant may not gouge their fingers or thumb into their opponent’s neck ore trachea in any attempt to submit their opponent. All arm chocks such as the Rear Naked, Guillotine, and bar arm are legal.)

12.Clawing, pinching, or twisting the flesh.

13.Grabbing the clavicle. (This is viewed as another form of gouging. A contestant may not attempt to use the fingers to gouge into or grab the clavicle. )

14.Kicking the head of a grounded opponent will receive a disqualification. (A downed opponent is any contestant who has more than just the soles of their feet on the ground. If a contestant is caught in a crouched position where the ring ropes or fence is the only thing keeping the contestant from the ground the contestant will be considered a downed opponent. A contestant can be kicked to the body when they are on the ground.)

15.Kneeing to the head of an opponent in any position is illegal and will mandate an immediate disqualification.

16.Kicking to the kidney with a heel .

17.When both contestants are grounded they cannot kick each other.

18.Stomping a grounded opponent. (Stomping a grounded opponent is not allowed; an axe kick is not considered as a stomp and is legal.)

19.Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck will mandate a disqualification. Any throw that has an arc in a legal throw. (A contestant may not pick up their opponent, invert them placing the opponent’s feet straight up in the air and their head straight down and pile drive their opponent into the mat. When a contestant is using a takedown or a throw against their opponent they are allowed to throw their opponent to the ground without worry as to whether their opponent’s head makes contact with the canvas before another part of their body as long as they have not placed their opponent into the above stated pile driver position.)

20.Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area. Any contestant who purposely throws their opponent out of the ring will be disqualified.

21.Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent. (A contestant may not control their opponent’s movement by holding onto their opponent’s shorts or gloves. A contestant may hold onto or grab their opponent’s hand as long as they are not controlling the hand only by using the material of the glove, but actually gripping the hand.)

22.Spitting on an opponent.

23.Engaging in any un-sportsmanship like conduct that causes injury to an opponent.

24.Holding the ropes or the fence. (A contestant may put their hands on the fence and push off of it at anytime. When a contestant’s fingers go through the cage and grab hold of the fence and start to control either their body position or their opponent’s body position, the referee shall issue a warning to the contestant to let go of the fence. If the contestant does not let go the referee shall attempt to quickly pull the contestant’s hand off of the fence. If this does not immediately work the referee shall issue a foul against the violating contestant. A contestant may not hold onto the ropes to gain an advantage over an opponent or to keep their opponent from being successful during a takedown attempt. The referee shall issue a warning to the contestant to let go of the ropes. If the contestant does not let go the referee shall attempt to quickly pull the contestant’s hand off of the ropes. If this does not immediately work the referee shall issue a foul against the violating contestant.)

25.Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area. (Contestant’s shall not entice their opponent with abusive language during the ring introductions or during the actual contest. The referee shall give (1) warning to the violating contestant and then issue a foul for every infraction thereafter. )

26.Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.

27.Attacking an opponent on or during the break.

28.Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.

29.Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.

30.Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or constantly dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.

31.Interference by the corner.

32.Throwing in the towel during competition.

33.A grounded contestant may kick up to a competitors body and legs for defense until the competitors are both grounded to grapple or the referee stands the competitors up to restart, However, the grounded fighter cannot kick directly to the head or the knees of the standing fighter.

The referee shall confer with the ring representative on any fouls or violations.

WEIGHT CLASSES

  • Flyweight: 125 lbs. & Below
  • Bantamweight 125.1 to 135 lbs.
  • Featherweight 135.1 to 145 lbs.
  • Lightweight 145.1 to 155 lbs.
  • Welterweight 155.1 to 170 lbs.
  • Middleweight 170.1 to 185 lbs.
  • Light Heavyweight 185.1 to 205 lbs.
  • Heavyweight 205.1 to 265 lbs.
  • Super Heavyweight 265.1 lbs. & Above

WEIGH-IN RULES

Title Fights Weigh-In’s

  • Fighters are required to make scratch weight. No weight allowances will be given.

 

Non Title Fights

  • Fighters are given a 2 pound weight allowance the day of weigh-ins due to travel.

 

Over Weight Fighters

  • Fighters will fight at a catch weight, with the approval of the Fighters, Coaches, Promoter and Kick International Officials.
  • Fighters over weight will be responsible for paying for the $30 Kick International Cards. Fighters that make weight will not have to pay for their cards. Promotion will cover this expense.
  • Kick State Representative has final approval over any catch weights or weight class changes