Rules for Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts

Fighters fight 5 five minute rounds.

The following is against the rules for professional fights:

  • Butting with the head.
  • Eye gouging of any kind.
  • Biting.
  • Hair pulling.
  • Fish hooking.
  • Groin attacks of any kind.
  • Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
  • Small joint manipulation.
  • Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
  • Striking downward using the point of the elbow.
  • 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.
  • Down elbows to the head of a grounded opponent.
  • Stomping a grounded opponent.
  • Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
  • Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
  • Throwing an opponent out of the cage.
  • Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
  • Spitting at an opponent.
  • Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
  • Holding the the fence.
  • Using abusive language in the cage.
  • 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 period of unarmed combat.
  • Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
  • Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
  • Interference by the corner.
  • Throwing in the towel during competition.

Fighters will fight 3 three minute rounds, title fights will be 5 five minute rounds.

The following is against the rules for amateur fights:

  • All of the above professional rules.
  • Knee strikes of any kind.
  • Elbow strikes of any kind.


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