RULES AND REGULATIONS
Invicta’s current rules follows the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts that were originally established by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and modified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Each non-championship mixed martial arts contest is to be for 3 rounds, each round no more than 5 minutes duration, with a rest period of 1 minute between each round.
Each championship mixed martial arts contest is to be for 5 rounds, each round no more than 5 minutes duration, with a rest period of 1 minute between each round.
Types of Contest Results
- Submission by:
- Physical Tap Out
- Verbal Tap Out
- Knockout by:
- when Referee stops the contest (TKO)
- when an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is sever enough to terminate a bout (TKO)
- when contestant being rendered unconscious due strikes or kicks (KO)
- Decision via the scorecards, including:
- Unanimous Decision – When all three judges score the contest for the same contestant
- Split Decision – When two judges score the contest for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent
- Majority Decision – When two judges score the contest for the same contestant and one judge scores a draw
- Draws, including:
- Unanimous Draw – When all three judges score the contest a draw
- Majority Draw – When two judges score the contest a draw
- Split Draw – When all three judges score differently
- Technical Draw
- Technical Decision
- No Decision
The ten-point must system is used for all fights. Three judges score each round with ten points to the winner and nine points or fewer to the other fighter. If the round is even, both fighters receive ten points. Penalty points (usually one point for each offense, occasionally two points) decided by the referee are deducted from each judge’s score for that round for the offending fighter.
At the end of the fight, each judge submits their total score for all rounds for each fighter, to determine the result by the following criteria.
- Unanimous decision win: All three judges have the same fighter as the winner.
- Majority decision win: Two judges have one fighter winning the fight and the third judge scores it a draw.
- Split decision win: Two judges have one fighter winning the fight and the third judge has the other fighter winning it.
- Unanimous draw: All three judges score it a draw.
- Majority draw: Two judges score it a draw, and the third judge has a winner.
- Split draw: One judge scores it a draw, and the other two judges have different winners.
UNIFIED RULES AND OTHER MMA REGULATIONS
“Mixed martial arts” means unarmed combat involving the use, subject to any applicable limitations set forth in these Unified Rules and other regulations of the applicable Commission, of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, grappling, submission holds, kicking and striking.
“Unarmed Combat” means any form of competition in which a blow is usually struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury.
“Unarmed Combatant” means any person who engages in unarmed combat.
“Commission” means the applicable athletic commission or regulatory body overseeing the bouts, exhibitions or competitions of mixed martial arts.