Striking Wrestling Submissions I see arguments from a few sides that the rules benefit the other style more than the one that person likes. Gloves pad hands allowing more carefree punching and they make grappling harder. No knees, kicks to head of grounded opponent save the wrestlers from failed takedowns. Back of head strike rule seems to shrink and grow with refs making you hesitate on GnP. No fence grab makes it tougher to naturally stop a takedown or spring back up. Stalemate gets you stood up instead of having to work an escape. There are a few more but I keep listening to radio and forgetting to hit submit. Edit in: The 5 minute rounds don't always allow enough time for ground game to be effective like the 10 minute 1st would.