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09.14.17.00.htm 09.14.17.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION Chapter 17 Mixed Martial Arts ― Amateur Authority: Business Regulation Article, §4-205 and 4-302, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.14.17.01.htm 09.14.17.01. 01 General.. A. Definition.. 1) In this chapter, the following term has the meaning indicated.. 2) Term Defined. "Organization" means an amateur kickboxing organization or an amateur mixed martial arts organization, as described in Business Regulation Article, §4-302(a)3) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. All amateur mixed martial arts contests shall be conducted under the supervision of an organization.
09.14.17.02.htm 09.14.17.02. 02 Organization Supervising Amateur Mixed Martial Arts.. An organization seeking to supervise an amateur mixed martial arts contest shall:. A. Be approved by the Commission;. B. Ensure that all contests are conducted in accordance with these regulations regarding amateur mixed martial arts;C. Have a Commission-approved training and certification program for officials;. D. Provide the Commission with evidence demonstrating:.
09.14.17.03.htm 09.14.17.03. 03 Promoters.. The promoter of an amateur mixed martial arts contest shall:. A. Obtain sanctioning approval from an organization to supervise the contest, including the payment of any applicable fees;B. Notify the organization of the date, time, and location of the amateur mixed martial arts contest at least 60 days prior to the date the contest is scheduled to be held;C. Agree that the organization will be responsible for appointing the officials for the amateur mixe
09.14.17.04.htm 09.14.17.04. 04 Additional Duties and Responsibilities of a Promoter.. A. A promoter shall provide the following equipment at an amateur mixed martial arts contest:. 1) Gloves:. a) Approved by the organization;. b) Weighing from 4.0 to 7.5 ounces; and. c) In red and blue to denote the color for each corner;. 2) Gauze and surgeon's tape for the contestant's wraps at each contest;. 3) Shin and instep guards in various sizes, approved by the organization, in red and blue to denote
09.14.17.05.htm 09.14.17.05. 05 Physical Examination.. A. Each amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall submit to the organization a comprehensive physical examination by a licensed physician, completed within 30 days of the amateur mixed martial arts contest, stating that the mixed martial arts contestant is healthy to compete in an amateur mixed martial arts contest.B. Each amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall be examined by a Commission-approved ringside physician and be approved t
09.14.17.06.htm 09.14.17.06. 06 Weight and Classes.. A. Men's Division. The Commission recognizes the following weights and classes in amateur mixed martial arts for male contestants:1) Flyweight―up to 112 pounds;. 2) Bantamweight―over 112 pounds to 118 pounds;. 3) Super bantamweight―over 118 pounds to 122 pounds;. 4) Featherweight―over 122 pounds to 126 pounds;. 5) Super featherweight―over 126 pounds to 130 pounds;. 6) Lightweight―over 130 pounds to 135 pounds;.
09.14.17.07.htm 09.14.17.07. 07 Weigh-In.. A. A weigh-in shall be completed within 2 hours from the time of its commencement.. B. If an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is not present at the weigh-in, the amateur mixed martial arts contestant may not be allowed to participate in the contest for which he or she was scheduled.C. At the weigh-in, if an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is over the allowable weight, a second weigh-in may be conducted not more than 1 hour after the initial weigh-in.
09.14.17.08.htm 09.14.17.08. 08 Equipment, Attire, and Appearance.. A. An amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall use:. 1) Hand wraps as described in COMAR 09.14.16.03B;. 2) Open finger gloves, which shall weigh not less than 4 ounces and not more than 7.5 ounces;. 3) A mouth guard;. 4) Shin pads;. 5) Instep pads; and. 6) For male contestants, groin protection.. B. An amateur mixed martial arts contestant may not use:. 1) Shoes or sneakers;. 2) Shorts with a metal zipper;. 3) A shirt, other than a
09.14.17.09.htm 09.14.17.09. 09 Rounds.. A. Unless the organization agrees to fewer rounds per contest or rounds of a lesser duration, each amateur mixed martial arts contest shall consist of three 3-minute rounds with a 1-minute rest period between each round.B. The organization shall prescribe the total number of rounds and the total number of amateur mixed martial arts contests a promoter is authorized to schedule.C. Not more than one corner person for each amateur MMA contestant may be i
09.14.17.10.htm 09.14.17.10. 10 Seconds.. A. More than three seconds may not be in the corner of each amateur mixed martial arts contestant.. B. All seconds shall wear disposable gloves..
09.14.17.11.htm 09.14.17.11. 11 Legal Techniques.. A. The following techniques are permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is in a standing position:1) Closed hand strikes to head and body;. 2) Kicking techniques to body;. 3) Knees to body and legs;. 4) Throws, takedowns, and sweeps;. 5) Standing submissions;. 6) Chokes;. 7) Arm bars; and. 8) Shouldering.. B. The following techniques are permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed mar
09.14.17.12.htm 09.14.17.12. 12 Illegal Techniques.. A. The following techniques are not permissible in amateur mixed martial arts while an amateur mixed martial arts contestant is in a standing position:1) Striking an opponent with the elbows;. 2) Striking with the knees to the head of an opponent;. 3) Kicking the knees of an opponent;. 4) Stomping the feet of an opponent;. 5) Striking the groin of an opponent;. 6) Striking the back of an opponent's head;. 7) Striking the spine of an opponent;.
09.14.17.13.htm 09.14.17.13. 13 Injuries Sustained During Competition.. A. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a contest, the injured amateur mixed martial arts contestant shall lose by a technical knockout.B. If an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate a contest, the amateur mixed martial arts contestant causing the injury shall be disqualified.C. If an injury is sustai
09.14.17.14.htm 09.14.17.14. 14 Results of a Contest.. A. An amateur mixed martial arts contest may end under any of the results described in COMAR 09.14.16.12.B. The organization shall report the results of each amateur mixed martial arts contest, and any suspension resulting from the contest, to the mixed martial arts record keeper, certified by the Association of Boxing Commissions, within a time frame prescribed by the Association of Boxing Commissions.
09.14.17.9999.htm 09.14.17.9999. Administrative History: Effective date: July 6, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 898).
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