Amatuer MMA Cage fights

Next Event :- Sat 10th November, K-Star Academy, B'ham

Amateur MMA Rules

SHOOTHAI AMATEUR RULES


ALL AMATUER SHOOTHAI FIGHTS WILL BE HELD UNDER THE FOLLOWING RULES



1. COMPETITION AREA

All bouts will be held in a 15ft MMA Cage


2.WEIGHT DIVISIONS Kg

Weigh in will take place on the day of the event

BANTAMWEIGHT under 60kg
FEATHERWEIGHT 60.1 to 65kg
LIGHTWEIGHT 65.1 to 70kg
WELTERWEIGHT 70.1 to 77kg
MIDDLEWEIGHT 77.1 to 84kg
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT 84.1 to 93kg
HEAVYWEIGHT over 93 kg


3 CLOTHING AND PROTECTVE WEAR

Groin guard and gum shield are compulsory
Shorts [must not have pockets/ zips]
Bare top or rash guard (No T-Shirts)
Hand wraps are permitted using crepe bandaging and tape only, CANVASS WRAPS
ARE NOT PERMITTED
Excessive hand wrapping is not permitted especially across knuckles.
4oz MMA  Gloves must be worn; fighters to supply their own recognised MMA brand 4ozShin /instep pads


Oils of any kind must not be applied to any part of the body with the
exception of the face [limited application]
All attire will be subject to inspection

4. BOUT DURATION

All bouts to be contested over 1 x 5 minute round, each fighter will have two bouts on the day. Fighters

will be matched according to entries, and nearest weight match in their respective weight category


5. WAYS TO WIN

1 Tap out, verbal / physical
2 Knock out/stoppage
3 Referee stoppage (note if GnP to chest is unanswered, referee may stop fight)
4 Corner stoppage
 If there is no clear winner at the end of the bout; the bout will be a draw, even if one fighter is more dominant in the stand up or ground.


6. LEGAL TECHNIQUES

All takedowns.
All submissions.
All punches and kicks to all areas of the body on a standing opponent (NO Head shots)
Knees to the body of a standing opponent

Punches and Knees to the body of a grounded opponent (NO head shots)

7. ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES

In amatuer fights Head shots are not allowed either standing or on the floor

Striking to the head of a downed opponent
Knees to the head
Use of the elbow at any time
Heel hooks
Neck cranks, crucifix and spine locks
Head butts
Eye gouging of any kind
Biting.
Hair pulling
Fish-hooking.
Groin attacks of any kind
Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration of opponent
Small joint manipulation. Control of a minimum of 4 digits is required
Striking to the spine or the back of the head
Striking with an open hand
Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the
trachea
Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
Grabbing the clavicle
Stomping a downed opponent
Kicking to the kidney with the heel
Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
Attacking an opponent on or during the break
Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
No upward (vertical) knee strikes, which could strike the head of an opponent, only

horizontal knee strikes to the body.


8. FOULS

Un-sportsman like conduct
Using abusive language in the Cage
Holding the Cage
Disregarding the instructions of the referee
Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent.
Intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
Interference by the corner men

9. REGULATIONS

A fighter is considered grounded if any part of their body, other than their
feet comes into contact with the mat
In the event of a lack of action, the referee may stand grounded fighters
The referee can stop the fight at any point
The referee's decision is final
Any competitor for disobeying the rules will be warned or disqualified by
the referee

If a fighter is mounted and his opponent is punching down to his chest (GnP)  and this is unanswered the referee may stop the fight.

 By signing the entry form declaration you understand and abide by the rules set out above

Insurance: Each competitor is duty-bound to have their own insurance, which covers them for any losses which arise from

competing in any amatuer Cage Fight. By signing the disclaimer each competitor is fully

aware of the risk of competing in the cage. Each competitor must bring to the attention to any official why he/she must not take

part. And understand that Cage competitions are full contact, and injuries occur resulting in personal injury

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