800.00 Equipment/ Attire
Shoes of any type are prohibited.
The use of knee and ankle supports will be allowed, inspection of these items must be thorough!!
Fighters may not place oil on any part of their body.
Prior to the start of the fight, Petroleum Jelly may only be applied to the brow above the eyes and the lower orbit of each eye. No other areas may have any substance of any type.
No substance will be allowed to be applied between rounds, UNLESS, when working on a cut. Substance may only be applied to the cut to slow the bleeding.
Fingernails and toenails must be cut and trimmed.
Jewelry and/or piercing accessories are prohibited.
Fighters are required to wear only approved mixed martial arts style gloves which must be provided by the sanctioning body or the promoter. Fighters may not use their own equipment.
All fighters must use the same style and brand of glove worn by their opponent.
At no time may a contestant wear an MMA Glove Smaller than 6 (six) ounces.
All gloves are required to be taped to the fighter, using colored tape that corresponds with the contestants corner color.
811.00 Hand Taping (click here for video)
All hand wraps shall be in compliance with the following:
The bandages/handwraps shall consist of soft gauze type cloth that is no more than ten (10) yards in length and two inches (2") in width and held in place by no more than ten feet (10') of surgeon’s
tape provided that the tape shall be no more than one inch (1") in width for each hand;
The surgeon’s tape shall be placed directly on each hand for protection near the wrist. The tape may cross the back of the hand and extend to cover and protect the knuckles when the hand is clenched to
make a fist, the knuckles of the fighter must be covered and not exposed. There will be no tape allowed behind the knuckles of the fighter.
Bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand, covering the knuckles; while leaving the palm area open for inspection. The Thumb may also be wrapped if the fighters wishes.
Training hand wraps, quick wraps, Pre-Wrap or any other type of "wraps" are NOT acceptable for use in competition.
Bandages and tape shall be placed on the contestant’s hand in the dressing room prior to the bout and in the presence of the fight coordinator or both contestants. This may not be done in a private or
secluded area of the dressing area.
Either contestant may waive the privilege of witnessing the bandaging of the opponent’s hands;
The Lead Referee or Representative must approve all bandages and taping prior to gloves being placed on any contestant and must bear the initials of that official.
Under no circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a contestant before approval.
All participants must remove their gloves at the exit of the fighting area and present the wraps for post-fight inspection by the ringside representative.
ALSO NOTE: IT IS NOT MANDITORY TO USE THIS TECHNIQUE IF YOU ARE USING ONE THAT IS SIMILAR. AS LONG AS THE PALMS ARE EXPOSED AND THE KNUCKLES ARE
COVERED, YOU MAY WRAP HOW YOU SEE FIT!!
Boxing or kickboxing shorts/pants. Latex bike style shorts, "Speedos" are acceptable apparel. Rash Guards(Long Sleeve, Short Sleeve or No Sleeve) are acceptable apparel. ALL apparel is subject to
Any combination of the foregoing, and/or any other clothing approved by the referee who may require such apparel to be taped or otherwise secured to ensure its stability during the match.
Under no circumstances shall apparel or equipment which includes metallic and/or hard plastic and/or any edge or surface which could cause injury to the fighters will be allowed.
830.00 Protective Equipment
All male contestants are required to wear a protective groin cup during all matches.
All contestants are required to wear a fitted mouthpiece at all times while the bout is in progress.
Knee pads, elbow pads, breast protectors, footwear, shoes or shin guards shall not be allowed;
840.00 Female Contestants
Female contestants shall wear an appropriate athletic garment that covers the breasts.
Female contestants may wear a pelvic protector at the option of the contestant.
All other rules and standards apply to female contestants regarding protective equipment and apparel.