MMA tournament under novice rules for age 12 - adult. Please read rules and criteria for categories carefully.
This tournament is a novice rules tournament with LIGHT CONTACT STRIKING rules.
The format of the tournament is double elimination (i.e. Each competitor must lose two matches to be out). There will be Gold, Silver and Bronze for each division. We will run the categories in order of age. Approximate times for fight will be displayed in real time on the smoothcomp.com system
Weights will be check on the day starting at 9am and continue throughout the day. There are no allowances on the weight divisions. First fight will begin at 10am sharp. Fighters must weigh in at least 1 hour before their fight is scheduled.
All divisions will have rounds of 2 x 2mins with a 45 second break between rounds.
If a bout goes the distance, the referee will make a decision. If declared a draw, a 3rd round will be fought.
7oz/8oz sparring MMA gloves (pro gloves not allowed)
Shin pads (with no metal clasps)
Gum shields and groin guards
Rashguard or fitted tshirt must be worn.
Definition of LIGHT CONTACT STRIKING:
All strikes must be thrown with control, meaning that there should be no intent for a KO. Spinning Backfist or Spinning hook kicks to the head are disallowed. Excessive contact will result in a warning first, with any subsequent infringement resulting in DQ. Videos describing this requirement will be posted in the lead up to the event.
This is a novice event, where none of the competitors are required to have MRI brain scans, therefore the level of strikes cannot be the same as amateur MMA. Coaches, please incorporate this level of striking into your preparation for this event. In essence the strikes will be thrown with the same power as sparring in the gym, with fights being won on skill, rather than power or aggression.
Illegal Techniques for all divisions include:
Knees (for teens)
Full contact strikes (ie with the intention of knock out)
Spinning Heel kick to the head
Oblique kicks (or any kicks that can potentially bend the knee in the wrong direction)
Elbows to any target
Upkicks to the head (upkicks to the body are ok)
Knees to the Head (all ages)
Knees to the body (unless you're age 18 or over)
Slamming out of submissions
Can Openers or any other neck cranks
Heel Hooks, Knee Bars, Toe Holds
Head butts, eye gouging, fish hooking, spinal attacks or strikes directly to joints
Allowed techniques include:
Strikes to the body and head while standing (except elbows, spinning backfist spinning heel kicks to the head, knees to the body for age 17 or below)
Strikes to the body only while grounded
All arm locks, shoulder locks and chokes apart from heel hook, knee bar and toe hold.
teens (12-13, 14-15, 16-17)
Adults (Age 18 and over)
Both Male and Female.
In the event that a bracket has insufficient numbers, we will merge brackets. If a competitor is not happy to move up in weight or experience, he/she will be fully refunded their registration fee.
There are 3 experience categories - First-timer, Beginner (less than 12 months training), Intermediate (more than 12 months training)
Weight Divisions include:
Atomweight 105lbs (48Kg)
Strawweight 115 lb (52.2 kg)
Flyweight 125 lb (56.7 kg)
Bantamweight 135 lb (61.2 kg)
Featherweight 145 lb (65.8 kg)
Lightweight 155 lb (70.3 kg)
Super lightweight 165 lb (74.8 kg)
Welterweight 170 lb (77.1 kg)
Super welterweight 175 lb (79.4 kg)
Middleweight 185 lb (83.9 kg)
Super middleweight 195 lb (88.5 kg)
Light heavyweight 205 lb (93.0 kg)
Cruiserweight 225 lb (102.1 kg)
Heavyweight 265 lb (120.2 kg)
Definition of Experience Levels:
First-timers: This category is for raw novices competing for the first time, who have no previous martial arts competition experience (in any martial art).
Beginners: This category is for novices with less than 12 months training in MMA, with 5 fights or less (totalled between MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Boxing and less than Blue belt in BJJ, Judo taekwondo or karate (purple belt)).
Intermediate: This category is for those above the maximum experience of the beginner category.