Rules in Mixed Martial Arts Fighting MMA

The Rules in Mixed Martial Arts MMA

The rules in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) have changed a lot, since the establishment of UFC 1 and shoot fighting and so forth, The meeting of people came to find out about the fighting styles and saw the risk and needed more sensible standards. This recognition savageness and a complaint were to be changed and MMA must be perceived as a true game.

The new guidelines which were built up incorporated the presentation of weight classes. In MMA, there are 9 distinctive weight classes as indicated by the Unified Rules of Mixed Combative technique (URMMA). These are as follows:

1. Flyweight – Up to 56.7 kg

2. Bantamweight – Up to 61.2 kg
3. Featherweight – Up to 65.8 kg 
4. Lightweight – Up to 70.3 kg 
5. Welterweight – Up to 77.1 kg 
6. Middleweight – Up to 83.9 kg 
7. Light Heavyweight – Up to 93.0 kg 
8. Heavyweight – Up to 120.2 kg 
9. Super Heavyweight – No upper limit

Rules in Mixed Martial Arts Fighting

Rules in Mixed Martial Arts Fighting


A fighter is victorious in MMA, either by the judges or a stoppage by the refree  in the following cases:

1. If a fighter can't guard himself
2. If the fighter taps out
3. By the fighter specialist if there is some damage
4.  By a contender's corner throwing in the towel
5.  By knockout.

Fighter victory in MMA

Fighter victory in MMA


The fighter's ranking in MMA are as follows:

1. Battle Matrix – The main 250-500 fighters of the world are positioned for each probable divisions of male and female

2. Sherdog – Here, the main 10 fighters worldwide are positioned for the accessible UFC divisions.

3. SB Nation – The main 14 male warriors of the world are positioned here.

4. UFC – The UFC positions the main 15 contenders signed by them according to their headings.


The Clothing in MMA is mandatory for both male and female. The male normally wears shorts and nothing else. Female fighters wear shorts and games bras or comparative tops. Both of them need to wear mouth guard as a security measure.

The clothing should be tough, relaxed and adaptable as the contender will utilize his legs a ton. There are a scope of short brands which make MMA clothing and casual wear accessible to general society.


The fighting area in MMA rivalries are held in a ring or a fenced range as indicated by the principles and directions of UFC. On the off chance that fenced, it ought to be round or have at least six sides. On the off chance that confined, it ought to be an octagon molded enclosure (8 sides).

Fighting area in MMA


Protecting the fists in MMA is also mandatory for MMA fighters. To secure the clench hands, little open-fingered gloves were aware so as with reduce the possible outcomes of cuts on clench hands and rather increment the certainty of the contender to strike better prompting an all the more thrilling match.  In the majority of the expert battles, players need to wear 4 oz gloves. In some different styles, beginners need to wear 6 oz gloves for better security of clench hands and wrists. 
Mouthpiece is also used in MMA to protect the fighter's teeth. Fighter's use mouthpiece during competition. It helps in preventing any damage to teeth that's why fighters wear mouthpiece.

protecting the fists in mma


Rounds and time limit in MMA were established in order to avoid lengthy fights. Every round is five minutes in duration with a one-minute rest period in between rounds. In titles championships, there can be maximum of five rounds. However, in non-title bouts, there can be maximum of three rounds.


A Knockout in MMA is considered when an opponent is unable to continue after a physical blow. The time limit is set up in sports like boxing and kickboxing after a Knockout. Once the opponent has fallen to the ground and unable to rise within specific time period then the opponent is awarded knockout victory. However, in MMA championships, there is no time count after a knockout. If a fighter loses consciousness even for a brief moment as a result of legal strikes and wakes up to continue again, even then the fight is stopped and the opponent is awarded KO. In MMA, a fighter can score a KO via submissive grappling as well through ground and pound. Here are top 5 fastest knockouts videos in which Conor McGregor knockouts his contender in MMA:

Knockout in MMA


A Technical Knockout in MMA is considered when as a referee, doctor, a fights corner etc stop the fight at whatever time amid a round in circumstances when a fighter can't guard himself while being over and again struck or when a fighter can't proceed with the match securely because of extreme wounds. A technical knockout is announced fight in following scenarios:- 
1. Corner stoppage-In a few circumstances, the fighter is totally injured and the fighter's corner chooses to surrender for the fighter's sake to keep away from further harm or injuries. 
2. Knockout/losing consciousness- If a fighter is feeling nausea or turns unconscious due to fighter's blow, then the fight is stopped. 
3.  Doctor's stoppage/injury- If the fighter has suffered an injury and cannot continue match safely and needs immediate doctor's attention. 
4. Forfeit- A fighter forfeits the match before the fight begins, in case he is injured. 
5. Disqualification- If a fighter commits a foul or uses illegal actions, then after three warnings the fighter is disqualified. 
6. No contest-  If any of fighter uses illegal actions or both the fighters violate the rules, then a no-contest is given  
7. Retirement- A fight can be stopped if a fighter can no longer fight due to exhaustion or nausea.


MMA Submission simply means when a fighter can submit or accept defeat by either tapping on the ground or on the body of the opponent. Also, by saying out loud that he quits. Here are top 20 submissions video in MMA history: 

MMA submission
MMA submission


History of Mixed Martial Arts

The historical background of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) goes back to the Greek period. There was an old Olympic battle brandish called ...