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The New Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by GalegoREB, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. GalegoREB He Who Talks Loud, Saying Nothing

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    A basic summary:
    Kicks to the kidneys when in full guard are legal.
    You can no longer extend your hands with fingers pointing to your opponent ( fingers can be up or hand must be closed).
    One hand on the ground is no longer considered a grounded opponent.
    New paradigm of judging puts emphasis on damage over volume.
    10-8 rounds will be more common. The criteria will be damage, domination and duration.
     
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  2. Threetrees The Seller

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    Good summary

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  3. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    14 minutes long?

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  5. hardcoreBE Brown Belt

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    @GelegoREB why the hell can't I reply to your posts?

    I get this:
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    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.

    Other posters ain't a problem, never had this before.

    Anyway, you can still extend your arm and your hand, but just not to the face.
     
  6. LOLAinsleyHarriott Stirring the Pot.

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    1:50 Big John McCena

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  7. MCS Duck down pause right

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    I love Big John
     
  8. MMAViewer Black Belt

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    Post usada big John is just as good as pre usada!
     
  9. Claude Red Belt

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    You can no longer extend your hands with fingers pointing to your opponent ( fingers can be up or hand must be closed).

    Bad news for Jon Jones.

    Edit: Sounds great if applied correctly. Fighters who get their asses kicked should lose.

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    Also the criteria for 10-9 and 10-8 rounds is pretty much the same. 10-9 has always been for close rounds. The problem was that judges never used that criteria and rounds with a clear winner were often scored 10-9.
     
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  10. Morris88 Brown Belt

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    He'll start doing eye pokes with the toes
     
  11. souvlaki Green Belt

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    Looking forward to some brutal head kicks after scrambles
     
  12. El Fernas Silver Belt

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    This i dont like, 10-8 in a 3 round fight? Isnt the criteria the same already? A fighter thats near ending the fight some times gets a 10-8 round, but it usually ends up in a weird decision.....You know which fight im talking about.
     
  13. Lapiz Conciente Blue Belt

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    Hopefully 10-7 is the new 10-8, and more 10-8 and 10-10 are given. An all round back control round now being a 10-8 is a huge game changer. My guess is that dominant grapplers will be getting the best out of this.
     
  14. GalegoREB He Who Talks Loud, Saying Nothing

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    I have no idea
     
  15. Zeroinnes White Belt

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    The new extended finger rule will end up being another one that is broken often but only results in warnings just like all the rest.
     
  16. hardcoreBE Brown Belt

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    Well before the ref could warn them but there wasn't a rule so if they took a point away the fighter could dispute it. With the rule starting in 2017 a ref can take a point away. It's a good thing imo and you know a ref like John will enforce it.
     
  17. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    thanks TS. awesome.
     
  18. revoltub Gold Card

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    I have a strange feeling the new 10-8 round thing is going to cause problems.
     
  19. revoltub Gold Card

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    under the old rules, woodley would get a 10-9 first round vs wonderboy. under the new rules he gets a 10-8 possibly.
     
  20. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    let's be very ready; these new rules about damage v volume will be great, but they will NOT slow down complaining whatsoever. in fact, it may increase it.

    Jeff Sherwood loves the decision complainers. mo money, mo money.
     

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