The Dis-Unified Guidelines of “Grounded” Fighters Plus Knee Strike Knowledge – Fight Sports activities Legislation

Just a few years again I wrote about how dis-unified the unified guidelines of MMA are in observe.  In brief they’re very scattered and inconsistent throughout jurisdictions.

This week I obtained information through an open information request breaking this disparity down particularly for the definition of grounded opponents.

Utilizing the revealed guidelines throughout US State commissions the director of Colorado’s Combative Sports activities Commissions in contrast the language in use from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  In brief there may be disparity from what it means to be grounded.  From needing 3 factors of contact, to having a hand weight bearing, to a flat palm or fist, needing 2 palms or palms to having no definition in anyway.

The beneath chart illustrates the extent of disparity.

Under is the State by State breakdown from publicly posted guidelines:

One other fascinating bit of data that Colorado compiled was information about knees to the top of grounded fighters.  That is related as a result of the State lately oversaw an occasion promoted by ONE Championship whose ‘international’ guidelines enable these strikes.  Colorado’s Director reviewed 1,551 bouts underneath the ruleset and famous the striked is used within the ending sequence of just one.4% of bouts the place it’s allowed.   It’s fairly distributed amongst weight courses however used extra generally among the many decrease weight courses and the lease by heavyweights.

Under is the information: