Here are a brief of the mma rules implemented and enforced by the AIMMAA in India
The rules of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) differ slightly from one promotion to the next because each fighting organization can create unique rules. Every event must comply with the athletic commission rules of the state in which the event is being held. MMA rules regulate weight classes, prohibitions during fighting, and approved ways to end a fight.In the US , Athletic commissions from several states created the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, a set of rules that have been adopted by fighting promotions worldwide. These rules are the most widely used rules for MMA. The AIMMAA enforces the Unified rules at all sanctioned events in India.
No matter where you’re fighting, one of the most basic rules of MMA is that you must fight within your weight class. For instance, a male lightweight who weighs 150 pounds would never be matched with a male heavyweight who weighs 240 pounds. That kind of pairing only occurred during the early days of NHB fighting. If you don’t make weight for a match, you can be disqualified and possibly fined by the promotion. The following tables are rundowns of the specific weight classes defined in the Unified Rules of MMA as followed by the AIMMAA for the year 2011-2012 :
|Category||Weight (lbs)||Weight (kg)|
|Heavy Weight||over 206 lbs||over 93.6 kg|
|Light Heavy Weight||186-205 lbs||under 93.6 kg|
|Middle Weight||171-185 lbs||under 84.1 kg|
|Welter Weight||156-170 lbs||under 77.3 kg|
|Light Weight||146-155 lbs||under 70.5 kg|
|Feather Weight||136-145 lbs||under 65.9 kg|
Accidentally performing one of these actions in a fight earns you an automatic warning from the referee. If your opponent was injured from your accidental action, he’ll get five minutes to recover.
An MMA competition can end in one of several ways:
A doctor can also call a TKO if it’s clear that continuing the fight could be dangerous. And finally, a fighter’s corner can throw in a towel to admit defeat, resulting in a TKO.
the AIMMAA prescribes that only MMA cages should be allowed for MMA in India. The use of boxing and kickboxing rings can be very dangerous for mma fighters since they are not designed for MMA
All India Mixed Martial Arts Association
Training / Admn Headquarters
4th Floor, Hariprabha Solitario Commercial Complex, Near HDFC bank, Above Chroma showroom, Off college rd, Nasik. India.
Contact person: Mr Daniel Isaac
(AIMMAA founder and National Commissioner)