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Weidman vs Belfort
| Mandalay Bay,
Las Vegas, NV
|December 6, 2014
Saturday 7:00 PM
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an International series of premiere MMA championship events produced live fought in an octagon fighting arena. UFC ultimate fighting is mixed martial arts aka MMA fighting between professional fighters who utilize techniques from boxing, Karate, kickboxing, Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and freestyle, Greco-Roman and catch as catch can wrestling in UFC live events.
- Flyweight - 125 pounds and under
- Bantamweight - over 125 pounds to 135 pounds
- Featherweight - over 135 pounds to 145 pounds
- Lightweight - over 145 pounds to 155 pounds
- Welterweight - over 155 pounds to 170 pounds
- Middleweight - over 170 pounds to 185 pounds
- Light Heavyweight - over 185 pounds to 205 pounds
- Heavyweight - over 205 pounds to 265 pounds
- Super Heavyweight - over 265 pounds
- The following acts constitute fouls in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts and may result in penalties, at the discretion of thereferee, if committed:
- Butting with the head.
- Eye gouging of any kind.
- Spitting at an opponent.
- 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 downward using the point of the elbow.
- Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
- Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
- 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.
- Stomping a grounded opponent.
- Holding the fence.
- Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
- Using abusive language in fenced ring/fighting area.
- Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
- 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.
- Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
- Throwing an opponent out of the ring/fighting area.
- Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
- Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
- Interference by the corner.
- Applying any foreign substance to the hair or body to gain an advantage.
- Disqualification may occur after any combination of fouls or after a flagrant foul at the discretion of the referee.
- Fouls may result in a point being deducted by the official scorekeeper from the offending contestant's score. The scorekeeper, not the judges, will be responsible for calculating the true score after factoring in the point deduction.
- Only a referee can assess a foul. If the referee does not call the foul, judges must not make that assessment on their own and should not factor such into their scoring calculations.
- If a foul is committed:
- The referee shall call timeout.
- The referee shall order the offending contestant to a neutral location.
- The referee shall check the fouled contestant's condition and safety.
- The referee shall then assess the foul to the offending contestant and deduct points if the referee deems it appropriate, and notify the commission, the corners, the official scorekeeper of his decision on whether the foul was accidental or intentional and whether a point is to be taken away.
- If a bottom contestant commits a foul, unless the top contestant is injured, the contest will continue and:
- The referee will verbally notify the bottom contestant of the foul.
- When the round is over, the referee will assess the foul and notify the commission, the corners, the judges and the official scorekeeper.
- The referee may terminate a contest based on the severity of a foul. For such a flagrant foul, the contestant committing the foul shall lose by disqualification.
- Low Blow Foul:
- A fighter who has been struck with a low blow is allowed up to 5 minutes to recover from the foul as long as in the ringside doctor's opinion the fighter may possibly continue on in the contest.
- If the fighter states that they can continue on before the five minutes of time have expired, the referee shall, as soon as practical, restart the fight.
- If the fighter goes over the 5 minute time allotment, and the fight cannot be restarted, the contest must come to an end with the outcome determined by the round and time in which the fight was stopped. See Section 16 below.
- Fighter Fouled by other than low blow:
- If a contest of mixed martial arts is stopped because of an accidental foul, the referee shall determine whether the unarmed combatant who has been fouled can continue or not. If the unarmed combatant's chance of winning has not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the foul and if the foul did not involve a concussive impact to the head of the unarmed combatant who has been fouled, the referee may order the contest or exhibition continued after a recuperative interval of not more than 5 minutes. Immediately after separating the unarmed combatants, the referee shall inform the Commission's representative of his determination that the foul was accidental.
- If a fighter is fouled by blow that the referee deems illegal, the referee should stop the action and call for time. The referee may take the injured fighter to the ringside doctor and have the ringside doctor examine the fighter as to their ability to continue on in the contest. The ringside doctor has up to 5 minutes to make their determination. If the ringside doctor determines that the fighter can continue in the contest, the referee shall as soon as practical restart the fight. Unlike the low blow foul rule, the fighter does not have up to 5 minutes of time to use, at their discretion, and must continue the fight when instructed to by the referee.
- For a foul other than a low blow, if the injured fighter is deemed not fit to continue, by the referee, the referee must immediately call a halt to the bout. If the fighter is deemed not fit to continue, by the referee, even though some of the 5 minute foul time is still remaining, the fighter cannot avail himself of the remaining time and the fight must be stopped.
- If the referee stops the contest and employs the use of the ringside doctor, the ringside physician's examinations shall not exceed 5 minutes. If 5 minutes is exceeded, the fight cannot be re-started and the contest must end.
Types of Contest Results
- Submission by:
- Physical Tap Out
- Verbal Tap Out
- Knockout by:
- When Referee stops the contest (TKO).
- When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is sever enough to terminate a bout (TKO).
- When contestant being rendered unconscious due strikes or kicks (KO).
- Decision via the scorecards, including:
- Unanimous Decision - When all three judges score the contest for the same contestant.
- Split Decision - When two judges score the contest for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent.
- Majority Decision - When two judges score the contest for the same contestant and one judge scores a draw.
- Draws, including:
- Unanimous Draw - When all three judges score the contest a draw.
- Majority Draw - When two judges score the contest a draw.
- Split Draw - When all three judges score differently.
- Technical Draw
- Technical Decision
- No Decision
"Rules and Regulations." ufc.com. UFC® : Ultimate Fighting Championship®. October 2013
To compare UFC rules to the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts see MMA Rules.