Each fight will be a 3 x 3 minute round with a minute rest period in between rounds.
If it’s a draw I more round will be fought .
Each round will be scored using the 10-point must system. Fighters using the most effective aggression and effective technique will win the round.
The promoter will supply MMA gloves. Gum shield and groin guard must be worn. No footwear is to be worn.
Wraps and Taping
Fighters can use bandage and tape to protect their hands but no ‘loading’ of the glove will be permitted. All wraps will be checked prior to a fighter putting his gloves on.
3 knock down rule applies.
A fighter can only be saved from a count by the bell in the final round.
There can be a standing count. This is considered as a knock down.
CAGE Kickboxing is designed for continuous action, therefore if fighters get into a clinch they will be allowed a single knee strike and you must break clean. If the Referee says ‘break’ you must not hit on the break.
1. Using the head to deliver a blow.
2. Using the elbow.
3. Attacking the opponent in the groin (attacks to the groin with knee kicks or hand techniques shall be considered as low-blows and will be ruled as fouls).
4. Using techniques from wrestling or judo such as throwing or submission techniques.
5. Thumbing, choking or biting on the opponent.
6. Attacking the opponent while he is down or in the process of getting up.
7. Attacking the opponent while the referee is intervening to separate the fighters.
8. Holding the cage to attack the opponent, or to avoid the attack from the opponent. However, this is not applicable in the situation in case the referee determines that it is inevitable to hold the ropes.
9. Using offensive or insulting language.
10. Attacking the back of the head with a punch (the side of the head and the area around the ears are not considered as the back of the head and are valid target areas).
11. Attempting to throw the opponent out of the cage .
12. Voluntarily exiting the cage during the course of a match.
2 Corner men will be allowed at cage side during a fight. Make sure you have a towel.
You can enter the cage in between rounds.
Prior to fight.
As with the fights I will check you over and then bring you to the centre of the cage to touch gloves.
When I ask, ‘are you ready’ you must acknowledge this for me to start the fight.
In the event of an injury or KO, allow the paramedics to enter the cage and treat the fighter.