Rules

At this page, you can find some information about the rules in MMA sports.

Forbidden techniques:

  • Butting with the head
  • Eye gouging of any kind
  • Biting
  • Spitting at an opponent
  • Hair pulling
  • Fish hooking
  • Groin attacks of any kind
  • Putting a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of an opponent
  • Small joint manipulation
  • Striking downward using the point of the elbow
  • Striking to the spine or the back of the head
  • Kicking to the kidney with a heel
  • Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
  • Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
  • Grabbing the clavicle
  • Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
  • Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
  • Stomping a grounded opponent
  • Holding the fence
  • Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
  • Using abusive language in fenced ring/fighting area
  • Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes injury to an opponent
  • Attacking an opponent on or during the break
  • Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
  • Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the round
  • Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
  • Throwing opponent out of ring/fighting area
  • Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
  • Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
  • Interference by the corner
  • Applying any foreign substance to the hair or body to gain an advantage

It is forbidden to add kick techniques when a fighter is on the floor of the cage. Biting and sneezing in the opponent’s face is forbidden.

The golden rule in fighting sports: RESPECT.

For more information about the rules of MMA, please visit this website: http://www.ufc.com/discover/sport/rules-and-regulations