CAGED STEEL PRESENTS "SPRAWL 'N' BRAWL ROOKIES" JULY 27TH 2008
Neil & Spenna are looking for first time fighters to compete in the first MMA competition at Caged Steel Gym.
RULES FOR ALL BOUTS
3 x 3 minute rounds, 1 minute rest between rounds.
No headshots at all whatsoever either standing or on the ground.
No elbows whatsoever allowed
Strikes allowed standing are:
Punches, kicks and knees below the shoulders including arms and legs.
Usual recognised safe takedowns and throws not spiking / throwing opponent on their head or throwing from joint lock or choke/strangle.
On ground usual recognised safe submissions allowed and also punching only to body arms and legs.
SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES ALLOWED:
Strikes whilst standing:
- Punching: Target areas on body are specified as from top of shoulders down to hips, and arms and legs, no direct hits to the spine and or neck/throat or groin.
- Kicking and Kneeing: Target areas are specified as front and sides of body and inner and outer thigh only. No direct stamping/thrusting kicking attacks to the joints.
Strikes whilst grounded:
- Punching only to body, and arms and legs as specified above.
Takedowns and throws:
- Any recognised throw or takedown that does NOT land the opponent on the head or neck.
- No throw utilising a joint locking method or utilising a choke, strangle, crank or spinal torsion of any sort.
Chokes and strangles: are to be only applied by use of the arms or legs.
- NOT with the hands, i.e. grabbing the trachea, squeezing throat with either or both hands, fingers etc. or digging in the knuckles or using clothing.
- Straight armbar, any variation on the application. Figure Four arm lock, any variation.
- Straight achilles lock or calf crush. Straight kneebar. No joint twisting leg/ankle locks.
Any competitor found guilty of foul tactics in a bout shall be given a warning and points deducted if necessary from the competitors total score as determined by the referee. The use of illegal techniques may result in the competitor being disqualified from the bout.
(ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES – GENERAL)
No headshots whatsoever, no elbows whatsoever, no throwing onto the head, no heelhooks or twisting footlocks,, no neckcranks or twisting head techniques, no wristlocks, no holding the cage, no holding the shorts, gloves or clothing
(ILLEGAL TECHNIQUES IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
Headbutts, elbows/forearm strikes, finger strikes, eye gouging, fishhooking, biting, hair pulling, groin attacks, throat/neck strikes gouges or grabs, strikes to the head, strikes to the spine or neck, small joint manipulation i.e. fingers, thumbs or toes, throwing opponent onto head or neck, throwing opponent by their head i.e. spinal torsion or neck throws, no throwing utilising any joint locking method, direct strikes to the joints, wrist locks, neck cranks of any kind, spinelocks, pushing hands/fingers into face/nose/eyes though you can push with the forearm or palm of the hand onto the jaw/chin of opponent. Twisting/rotating joint locks of any kind, spitting, pinching, twisting flesh, holding the cage.
WAY TO WIN:
Submission, TKO, stoppage, disqualification, judges decision.
See ways to win section for description.
All bouts will consist of 3 x 3 minute rounds with 1-minute rest between rounds.
No overtime will be allowed for any bout.
Bouts lasting the full duration will be decided by Judges decision.
BOUTS AND ROLE AND CONDUCT OF CORNERMEN
No other person except the competitors and the referee are allowed in the fighting area during a round
Competitors are allowed a maximum of 2 people in their corner. All must remain seated during the rounds and in their appointed area.
Only the chief corner man may give verbal directions to the competitor during the rounds.
Corner men and seconds are not permitted to move around the arena during the match either during the round or during the interval, with the exception where needed to enter the arena to attend to their fighter, they must remain at their appointed corner/area. Failure to do so will result in the offending party being removed from the fight area and possibly incur a penalty imposed on the fighter.
Corner men and seconds will not enter into any verbal dispute with the referee or the officials during the bout.
Competitors can receive a warning, have a point deducted, or be disqualified due to the inappropriate actions of his / her corner men.
It is the competitors duty to ensure that his / her corner men understand the rules and regulations of the event.
Corner men, seconds must conduct themselves in a professional manner. Preferred dress for corner men would be sportswear, club T-shirt etc.
Equipment for corner men should consist of drinking water, a towel and a spray bottle filled with water.
OFFICIALS AND MEDICAL ATTENTION
A minimum of one referee, three judges, timekeeper, first aiders shall be present and conduct each bout. All appointed officials must remain on site of the event until it is officially declared as finished.
In a situation where a competitor requires medical attention only the qualified medical staff that has been provided for the event should carry this out.
Any medical conditions or complaints any prospective competitor has or any need for use of medication etc. must be reported and identified to the organiser before any match can be made.
In the case of a fighter requiring withdrawal from an agreed fight due to injury, medical or other reasons, maximum notice would be required and appreciated as a matter of courtesy to fellow fighters and the organiser of the event. This also allows time hopefully to find a replacement fighter. Everyone concerned would agree that this is only for the benefit of everyone and shows a professional attitude and representation of fighters and their gyms.
CLOTHING AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Competitors must wear MMA shorts or similar
No baggy or long shorts and no pockets, zips, buttons etc.
Rashguards are allowed for male competitors, topless is preferred and allowed.
A tight vest would also be allowed if required. No baggy T-shirts etc will be permitted.
Rashguards, Crop tops are recommended for female fighters, no baggy t-shirts or sweatshirts.
No Gi's allowed.
No wrestling boots allowed.
Mouthguard / gumshield must be supplied and used by competitors.
Groin guard must also be supplied and worn by competitors.
MMA gloves must be supplied and worn by competitors.
Gloves must be a suitable and recognised standard and must be in good clean condition.
The wrist part of competitors' gloves must be taped securely covering Velcro etc. during the fight.
No protective padding is to be worn at all. This includes knee, elbow or shin and instep pads.
Joint supports such as knee, elbow wrist and ankle may be worn providing they do not consist of padding or stabilising bars
Hand wraps are not permitted under fighters' gloves. However bandages may be applied to protect the hand, but not so much as to give the fighter advantage over their opponent.
No body oils or grease etc. may be applied to any part of a competitor.
No Jewellery or any other piece of body adornment may be worn.
No hard contact lenses should be worn during a bout.
Any loose / removable dental work should be removed for the duration of the fight
A MAXIMUM OF 8 COMPETITORS PER GROUP ONLY – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
UNDER 65 KG
UNDER 70 KG
UNDER 77 KG
UNDER 84 KG
UNDER 93 KG
UNDER 105 KG
OVER 105 KG
WEIGH IN AND MEDICAL CHECK
Competitors must be weighed in at the agreed and specified weight, a short period of extra time will be given to make weight if required. Competitors opponent or representative may be present to observe the weigh in. Doctor's checks MAY be carried out on ANY competitor prior to the bout if required by the organisers
Fights will consist of amateur rules as specified by the organisers
Fighting area will be a 20ft MMA Cage
WAYS TO WIN
Submission: Physical tapout or verbal tapout, if a fighter taps their opponent or the floor 3 times as a result of a technique applied or if a fighter shouts out, the referee will stop the bout and award the opponent the winner.
Stoppage: If a fighter is in a position where they are taking excessive punishment either from striking or a position of submission and show a willingness not to continue or that they are in a position where they may not be able to defend themselves, or they merely show a refusal to submit in the face of grave injury, or any other reason the referee deems necessary to preserve the safety of the fighter in question, the referee will stop the bout and award the opponent the winner.
TKO: Technical knockout will be called if a fighter cannot continue due to an injury or if a fighter's corner decided that their fighter has taken enough punishment and they throw in the towel.
Disqualification: When a fighter is disqualified by referee's decision.
Judges Decisions: The judges will be situated at a designated area allowing them a clear view of the arena. The judges will work in conjunction with the referee and are responsible for scoring each round of a bout. The event will use the "10 point must" scoring system. In this system 10 points is the maximum score and 8 points the minimum (Unless the referee orders a point deducted). For a fighter to win by points they must win by 2 clear points at the end of the bout. The competitor who controls the bout in the judge's opinion will be awarded 10 points and his opponent will be awarded the lesser points depending on his contribution to the bout. If a judge perceives the round as being even then he will award both fighters 10 points.
The referee will be in charge of the general supervision of the bout. He or she will enforce the relevant rules and ensure the safety of the competitors and ensure fair play.
It is the referee's duty to announce all submissions, technical knockouts, bout stoppages, warnings, point deductions and or disqualifications.
The referee shall have the power to stop the bout at any stage if he or she considers the bout to be too one sided, or if either competitor is in such a condition that to continue might subject them to serious injury, or in any case he/she considers disqualification necessary.
The referee shall have the power to stand the fighters up at any stage from the ground if he or she thinks that either or both competitors are not working enough on the ground. A standing start shall then resume.
The minimum age for entry will be 16 years and above
Spectators will be charged £5 entry cost.
The cost of entry per person is £10 upfront
Spectators will be charged £5
RULES MEETING, AND WEIGH IN – 12PM – FIRST FIGHT – 1PM
NEIL HALL / MARK SPENCER (Organisers and Promoters of "Sprawl 'n' Brawl") for further details.
This competition is intended for people who have a maximum of 1 previous amateur mma fight experience or no fights at all. Grappling experience or kickboxing experience will not be counted although anyone of a very high standard and experience level will not be considered for this competition, it is designed purely for new amateur fighters. Trophies will be awarded on the day.
Outstanding finalists may be invited to fight for their relevant weight group title on "The Champions" MMA event in Bradford August 16th. Please ask for further information.