Rules

AMATEUR COMPETITORS ONLY

All of our Amateur bouts are for Amateur athletes, i.e. not athletes who have competed at a professional level. AUS-MMA considers an athlete to be on a professional level and thus not eligible for participation if he/she meets any one of the following criteria:

  • holds a Pro MMA or professional combat sports license issued by any sanctioning body
  • is under contract with a Pro MMA or professional combat sport promotion
  • has received a fee for participating in an MMA or professional combat sports match
  • has participated in a professional MMA match under the Unified Rules of MMA or equivalent in the state / country where the bout took place
  • has competed against an opponent with a Pro MMA record at the time the bout took place
  • has a Professional MMA fight record published anywhere

 

APPROVED TECHNIQUES

  • Strikes against head, body and legs in stand-up position.
  • Strikes against head, body and legs when the opponent is in an active ground position.
  • Ground position applies when a contestant touches the floor with another body part in addition to the feet (the so called three-point rule)
  • Kicks against head, body and legs in stand-up position.
  • Knees against body and legs in stand-up position.
  • Kicks and knees against body and legs when the opponent is in an active ground position.
  • Throws and takedowns.
  • Submission techniques.

 

UNAUTHORIZED TECHNIQUES  

  • Strikes against the spine or the back of the head.
  • Knees against the head.
  • Heel-hooks.
  • Elbow and forearm attacks.
  • Throws where the opponent is intended to land solely on his/her head and/or neck, so called spiking.
  • Locks on fingers and toes, so called small joint manipulation.
  • Stomps against the opponent’s feet.
  • Stomps against the opponent when he/she is in an active ground position.
  • Kicks and knees against the head when the opponent is in an active ground position.
  • Heel kicks against the kidneys.
  • Kicks and knees from an active ground position against the head of the opponent when he/she is standing.