Amateur Bout Duration

Each round will be 3 rounds x 3 minutes per round with a minute break in between rounds.

Championship bouts will be 5 rounds x 3 minutes per round with a 1 minute break in between rounds.

Professional Bout Duration

Each bout will be 3 rounds x 5 minutes per round with a 1 minute break in between rounds.

Championship bouts will be 5 rounds x 5 minutes per round with a 1 minute break in between rounds.

Ways to win

A victory is attained by one of the following ways

  • Knockout
  • Submission
  • Verbal tap out
  • Technical knockout by referee stoppage
  • Cornerman requests a stoppage
  • Decision

Decision Wins

In the event that a bout goes the distance, it will go to a judges’ decision.

The 3 judges will score the bout.

Judges will utilize the GPUK judging criteria in descending order of importance to determine the winner of the bout.

GPUK Judging Criteria:

  • Near KO or Submission
  • Damage (Internal, Accumulated, Superficial)
  • Striking combinations and cage generalship (Ground control, Superior positioning)
  • Earned takedowns or takedown defence

TECHNIQUES

Standing Techniques

  1. Striking including kicks, knees, punches, forearm and elbow strikes to the head, body and legs are allowed. With exception to illegal targets including
    • Groin
    • Throat
    • Trachea
    • Back of head, neck or spine
    • Small joint manipulation
  2. Clinching and standing submissions
  3. Takedowns – All takedowns are legal but must not result in spiking or pile driver to the head or neck

Grounded Techniques

A fighter is considered grounded when they have any part of their body other than the soles of their feet touching the ground.

Punches to the head, kicks and knees elbow strikes to the body and legs, submissions

Illegal Techniques:

  • Stomps or Kicks to the head of a grounded opponent
  • Elbows to the head of grounded opponent
  • Head Butting
  • Hair Pulling
  • Eye Gouging
  • Orifice Insertion
  • Spitting
  • Grabbing onto the cage fence
  • Spiking
  • Amateur all of the above and no ankle locks