ECE MMA Rules
ECE MMA has 3 rounds of 5 minutes with a 1 minute break.
During the round, a maximum of 2 coaches are allowed in the cage, a cutman and an official.
Corners have to follow up on the orders of the official, who is with them during the whole fight time.
Ignoring the orders of the official may lead to purse deduction and/or minus points.
In exceptional cases, the judges are allowed to judge the fight as a “no contest”, but only in the first round.
In other cases, the points will be counted till that moment.
Female’s are obliged to wear the clothes, provided by ECE. Tank top, leggings or MMA shorts.
-Fighters will fight with 4 or 6oz (170 grams) MMA gloves in which the fingers are partly free.
-Groin protection male and female
-Chest protection for females (optional)
-Only females can wear sports tops (no baggy t-shirts)
-No shoes are allowed.
Matches may end via:
- Submission: A fighter clearly taps the mat or his opponent, verbally submits, or clearly communicates being in pain (such as by yelling) to a degree that causes the referee to stop the fight. Also, a technical submission may be called when a fighter either loses consciousness or is on the verge of or suffers serious injury while in a hold.
- Knockout: A fighter is put into a state of unconsciousness resulting from any legal strike.
- Technical Knockout(TKO): If the referee decides a fighter cannot continue, the fight is ruled as a technical knockout. Technical knockouts can be classified into three categories:
- referee stoppage (the referee ends the fight because a fighter is deemed unable to intelligently defend himself)
- doctor stoppage (a ring side doctor decides that it is unsafe for one fighter to continue the bout, due to excessive bleeding or physical injuries)
- corner stoppage (a fighter’s cornerman signals defeat for his own fighter)
- Judges’ Decision:
The ten-point must system, three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points while the loser receives nine points or fewer.
The judges points added up gives the official decision.
– Groin attacks
– Small joint manipulation
– Hair pulling
– Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent
– Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
– Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
– Spiking an opponent to the canvas on the head or neck
– Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area
– Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
– Spitting at an opponent
– Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent
– Holding the fence
– Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area
– Attacking an opponent on or during the break
– Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
– Attacking an opponent after the bell (horn) has sounded the end of a round
– Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
– Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
– Striking to the spine or the back of the head
– Striking downward using the point of the elbow
– Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
– Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
– Stomping a grounded opponent
When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional.