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and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.01(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Super Heavyweight over 265 pounds.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.02" name="85-3-.02" title="85-3-.02">Rule 85-3-.02 Fighting Area</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.021.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fighting area, made of canvas, hybrid canvas or 14-ounce vinyl shall be no smaller than 18 feet by 18 feet and no larger than 32 feet by 32 feet. The fighting area shall be padded in a manner as approved by the Commissioner, with at least one inch layer of foam padding. Padding shall extend beyond the fighting area and over the edge of the platform. No other vinyl or other plastic rubberized covering shall be permitted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.022.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The promoter shall ensure that fighting area is wiped clean of all liquids and bodily fluids between each round and at the conclusion of each bout.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.023.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fighting area 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 the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.024.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fighting 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 the Commissioner and shall not be abrasive to the contestants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.025.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fence shall provide two separate entries onto the fighting area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.026.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Instead of a fenced in area, the Commissioner may approve the use of a ring with five ring ropes and an adequate apron area outside of the fighting area.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.03" name="85-3-.03" title="85-3-.03">Rule 85-3-.03 Stools</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A ring stool of a type approved by the Commissioner shall be available for each contestant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All stools and chairs used must be thoroughly cleaned or replaced after the conclusion of each bout.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.04" name="85-3-.04" title="85-3-.04">Rule 85-3-.04 Equipment</a></h2> <P>For each bout, the promoter shall provide a clean water bucket and a clean plastic water bottle in each corner.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.05" name="85-3-.05" title="85-3-.05">Rule 85-3-.05 Specifications for Bandages on Mixed Martial Artist's Hands</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Under no circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a contestant until the approval of the inspector is received.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.06" name="85-3-.06" title="85-3-.06">Rule 85-3-.06 Mouth Pieces</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All contestants are required to wear a mouthpiece during competition. The mouthpiece shall be subject to examination and approval by the attending physician.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The round cannot begin without the mouthpiece in place.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.07" name="85-3-.07" title="85-3-.07">Rule 85-3-.07 Protective Equipment</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Male mixed martial artists shall wear a groin protector of their own selection, of a type approved by the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Female mixed martial artists are prohibited from wearing groin protectors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Female mixed martial artists shall wear a chest protector during competition. The chest protector shall be subject to approval of the Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.08" name="85-3-.08" title="85-3-.08">Rule 85-3-.08 Gloves</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The gloves shall be new for all main events and in good condition or they must be replaced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.09" name="85-3-.09" title="85-3-.09">Rule 85-3-.09 Apparel</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each contestant shall wear mixed martial arts shorts, biking shorts, or kick-boxing shorts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gis or shirts are prohibited during competition.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shoes are prohibited during competition.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.10" name="85-3-.10" title="85-3-.10">Rule 85-3-.10 Appearance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.101.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.102.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Jewelry or piercing accessories are prohibited during competition.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.11" name="85-3-.11" title="85-3-.11">Rule 85-3-.11 Round Length</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each non-championship mixed martial arts contest shall be three rounds, of five minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each championship mixed martial arts contest shall be five rounds, of five minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between each round.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.12" name="85-3-.12" title="85-3-.12">Rule 85-3-.12 Stopping a Contest</a></h2> <P>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.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.13" name="85-3-.13" title="85-3-.13">Rule 85-3-.13 Judging</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All bouts will be evaluated and scored by three judges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Judges shall evaluate mixed martial arts techniques, such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area, effective aggressiveness and defense.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evaluations shall be made in the order in which the techniques appear in (c) above, giving the most weight in scoring to effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area and effective aggressiveness and defense.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective striking is judged by determining the total number of legal heavy strikes landed by a contestant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective aggressiveness means moving forward and landing a legal strike.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective defense means avoiding being struck, taken down or reversed while countering with offensive attacks.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following objective scoring criteria shall be utilized by the judges when scoring a round: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A round is to be scored as a 10-10 Round when both contestants appear to be fighting evenly and neither contestant shows clear dominance in a round;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(j)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A round is to be scored as a 10-9 Round when a contestant wins by a close margin, landing the greater number of effective legal strikes, grappling and other maneuvers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(j)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A round is to be scored as a 10-8 Round when a contestant overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling in a round.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(j)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A round is to be scored as a 10-7 Round when a contestant totally dominates by striking or grappling in a round.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Judges shall use a sliding scale and recognize the length of time the fighters are either standing or on the ground, as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round on the canvas, then: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)1.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective grappling is weighed first; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)1.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective striking is then weighed</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the mixed martial artists spent a majority of a round standing, then: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)2.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective striking is weighed first; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)2.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective grappling is then weighed</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.13(k)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a round ends with a relatively even amount of standing and canvas fighting, striking and grappling are weighed equally.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.14" name="85-3-.14" title="85-3-.14">Rule 85-3-.14 Warnings</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.14(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Holding or grabbing the fence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.14(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Holding opponent's shorts or gloves; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.14(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The presence of more than one second on the fighting area perimeter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.15" name="85-3-.15" title="85-3-.15">Rule 85-3-.15 Fouls</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following are fouls and will result in penalties if committed: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Butting with the head;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye gouging of any kind;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Biting or spitting at an opponent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hair pulling;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fish hooking;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Groin attacks of any kind;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intentionally placing a finger in any opponent's orifice;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Downward pointing of elbow strikes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Small joint manipulation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Strikes to the spine or back of the head;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Heel kicks to the kidney;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Throat strikes of any kind;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Kicking the head of a grounded fighter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Kneeing the head of a grounded fighter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Stomping of a grounded fighter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)17.">17.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of abusive language in fighting area;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)18.">18.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)19.">19.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attacking an opponent on or during the break;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)20.">20.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attacking an opponent who is under the referee's care at the time;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)21.">21.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistent dropping of mouthpiece, or faking an injury);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)22.">22.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Interference from a mixed martial artist's seconds;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)23.">23.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Throwing an opponent out of the fighting area;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)24.">24.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Flagrant disregard of the referee's instructions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(a)25.">25.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his or her head or neck.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification occurs after any combination of three or the fouls listed in (a) above or after a referee determines that a foul was intentional and flagrant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fouls will result in a point being deducted by the official scorekeeper from the offending mixed martial artist's score.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fouled fighter has up to five minutes to recuperate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a foul is committed, the referee shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> call time;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> check the fouled mixed martial artist's condition and safety; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> assess the foul to the offending contestant, deduct points, and notify each corner's seconds, judges and the official scorekeeper.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The referee shall verbally notify the bottom contestant of the foul.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the round is over, the referee shall assess the foul and notify both corners' seconds, the judges and the official scorekeeper.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.15(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The referee may terminate a bout based on the severity of a foul. For such a flagrant foul, a contestant shall lose by disqualification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.16" name="85-3-.16" title="85-3-.16">Rule 85-3-.16 Injuries Sustained During Competition</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul cause 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.16(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.17" name="85-3-.17" title="85-3-.17">Rule 85-3-.17 Types of Bout Results</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following are the types of bout results: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)1.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tap Out: When a contestant physically uses his hand to indicate that he or she no longer wishes to continue; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)1.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verbal tap out: When a contestant verbally announces to the referee that he or she does not wish to continue;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Technical knockout by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)2.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Referee stops bout;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)2.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ringside physician stops bout; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)2.iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a bout;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Knockout by failure to rise from the canvas;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Decision via score cards: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)4.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unanimous: When all three judges score the bout for the same contestant;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)4.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Split Decision: When two judges score the bout for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)4.iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Majority Decision: When two judges score the bout for the same contestant and one judge scores a draw;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Draws: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)5.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unanimous - When all three judges score the bout a draw;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)5.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Majority - When two judges score the bout a draw; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)5.iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Split - When all three judges score differently and the score total results in a draw;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disqualification: When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate the contest;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Forfeit: When a contestant fails to begin competition or prematurely ends the contest for reasons other than injury or by indicating a tap out;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Technical Draw: When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul cause 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Technical Decision: When the bout is prematurely stopped due to injury and a contestant is leading on the score cards; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.17(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.18" name="85-3-.18" title="85-3-.18">Rule 85-3-.18 Licensing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.18(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to licensing requirements of <a title="85-1-.02" href="85-1-.02">85-1-.02</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.18(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fee for a mixed martial artist license and other license fees shall be set forth in <a title="85-1-.02" href="85-1-.02">85-1-.02</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.18(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each applicant for a mixed martial artist license shall submit to the Commission such application and supporting documentation including Applicant Affidavit of the applicant's amateur fighter's record on forms prescribed by the Commission.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.19" name="85-3-.19" title="85-3-.19">Rule 85-3-.19 Bond Procedure</a></h2> <P>All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the bond procedure requirements of <B>85-1-.03</B></P> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.20" name="85-3-.20" title="85-3-.20">Rule 85-3-.20 Inspectors</a></h2> <P>All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the presence, duties and compensation of inspectors as required by <B>85-1-.07</B>.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.21" name="85-3-.21" title="85-3-.21">Rule 85-3-.21 Health and Safety Rules</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.21(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the uniform medical requirements of <B>85-1-.04.</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.21(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the additional health and safety requirements of <B>85-1-.05</B>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.21(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the emergency medical facilities and equipment requirements of <B>85-1-.05</B>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.21(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All mixed martial arts events shall be subject to the insurance requirements of N.J.A.C.<B>85-1-.05</B>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.22" name="85-3-.22" title="85-3-.22">Rule 85-3-.22 Weighing of Mixed Martial Artists</a></h2> <P>Weighing of all mixed martial artists shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements for professional boxers of <B>85-1 Appendix B</B><B>and <a title="85-1-.08(1)(d)" href="85-1-.08#85-1-.08(1)(d)">85-1-.08(1)(d)</a>.</B></P> <h2><a href="/GAC/85-3-.23" name="85-3-.23" title="85-3-.23">Rule 85-3-.23 Officials</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compensation for MMA Referee's and Judges <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(1)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All payments of fees, including travel expenses when required, to MMA referees and judges shall be paid by the promoter conducting the show and shall be on the following basis: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(1)a.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Payment shall be made to the commission appointed supervisor no later than at the weigh-in, and shall be by cashier's check or money order.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(1)b.">b.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the gross aggregate purse of the show does not exceed $50,000, the fee for the head referee shall be $300.00, the secondary referee shall be $150.00 and the fee for each judge shall be $150.00.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(1)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Travel expenses for officials required traveling a distance of fifty (50) miles or greater to the site of a show shall be set by the commission appointed supervisor, provided that such amount shall not exceed the usual and customary amount allowed by state guidelines for state employees. Hotel rooms may be required, but only when the distance traveled exceeds 100 miles.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="85-3-.23(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All MMA Officials will be required to take and pass a Commission approved certification course once every two years to be eligible to work in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.01" name="85-3-.01" title="85-3-.01">Rule 85-3-.01 Weight Classes of Mixed Martial Artists</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.02" name="85-3-.02" title="85-3-.02">Rule 85-3-.02 Fighting Area</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.03" name="85-3-.03" title="85-3-.03">Rule 85-3-.03 Stools</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.04" name="85-3-.04" title="85-3-.04">Rule 85-3-.04 Equipment</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.05" name="85-3-.05" title="85-3-.05">Rule 85-3-.05 Specifications for Bandages on Mixed Martial Artist's Hands</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.06" name="85-3-.06" title="85-3-.06">Rule 85-3-.06 Mouth Pieces</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.07" name="85-3-.07" title="85-3-.07">Rule 85-3-.07 Protective Equipment</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.08" name="85-3-.08" title="85-3-.08">Rule 85-3-.08 Gloves</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.09" name="85-3-.09" title="85-3-.09">Rule 85-3-.09 Apparel</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.10" name="85-3-.10" title="85-3-.10">Rule 85-3-.10 Appearance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.11" name="85-3-.11" title="85-3-.11">Rule 85-3-.11 Round Length</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.12" name="85-3-.12" title="85-3-.12">Rule 85-3-.12 Stopping a Contest</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.13" name="85-3-.13" title="85-3-.13">Rule 85-3-.13 Judging</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.14" name="85-3-.14" title="85-3-.14">Rule 85-3-.14 Warnings</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.15" name="85-3-.15" title="85-3-.15">Rule 85-3-.15 Fouls</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.16" name="85-3-.16" title="85-3-.16">Rule 85-3-.16 Injuries Sustained During Competition</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.17" name="85-3-.17" title="85-3-.17">Rule 85-3-.17 Types of Bout Results</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.18" name="85-3-.18" title="85-3-.18">Rule 85-3-.18 Licensing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.19" name="85-3-.19" title="85-3-.19">Rule 85-3-.19 Bond Procedure</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.20" name="85-3-.20" title="85-3-.20">Rule 85-3-.20 Inspectors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.21" name="85-3-.21" title="85-3-.21">Rule 85-3-.21 Health and Safety Rules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.22" name="85-3-.22" title="85-3-.22">Rule 85-3-.22 Weighing of Mixed Martial Artists</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/85-3-.23" name="85-3-.23" title="85-3-.23">Rule 85-3-.23 Officials</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>