Kickboxing, Glory & K1 Rules + Regulations

Rules for Kickboxing, Glory and K1 – Amateur & Professional

Amateur

All Fighters must have a National MMA ID number.

AMATEUR STATUS

All Amateur Fighters are required to complete an AMATEUR Fighter Confirmation Form at the event weigh ins and hand to the USMTA Event Representative for legal proof of their Amateur Status.

FIGHTER MINIMUM AGE

Fighters must be a minimum of 18 years old All Amateur Fighters are required to ONLY provide Combative 3 blood work (HIV, HepB, And HepC) As well as a Letter from their PCP (Dr) on a letterhead stating fighter is Ok to compete (no papers with just a Doctor’s stamp).

FIGHTERS AGES 40 TO 44

For Insurance, Safety & Health reasons, fighters who have reached 40 years of age or will reach 40 years of age prior, on, or during the date(s) of your competition are required to submit the following to the USMTA to be approved to fight on an USMTA Sanctioned event.

FULL PHYSICAL

From a Licensed Physician prior to their match. STAMPED BY THE MD’S STAMP. BY A “DOCTOR” NOT A NURSE PRACTITIONER!

FIGHT ABILITY

A “RECENT” video of them “SPARRING” hard for 3 straight rounds with the round breaks left in. If the video shows “CUTS” or has been edited, it will not be accepted as a review video by the USMTA. Upon review the USMTA will notify the trainer or fighter if they have been approved to fight in a bout on an USMTA Sanctioned event.

EXEMPT FROM FIGHT FOOTAGE REQUIREMENT

Fighter has FOUGHT within the last 6 months and won that bout. Send bout footage or verified reference. Fighter has fought within the last 12 months (W in Loss or Draw) and completed a minimum of 3 rounds of their last bout. Send bout footage or verified reference.

CURRENT ID

Drivers License, Federal ID Card or Certified copy of Birth Certificate. If approved by the USMTA to compete, this same copy of identification will be required by the USMTA Event Representative at time of weigh-ins of the scheduled bout. If not able to provide, the fighter will be pulled from the bout and will NOT be allowed to fight.

MRI OR C.A.T. SCAN OF HEAD. Of the brain No Contrast.

CARDIO, EKG Echo, & Cardiogram

EYE EXAM

By a Licensed Opthamologist (Ophthalmologist) or Optometrist ONLY. Must be a Dilated Eye Exam.

BLOOD TESTS

Report of physical examination including an original laboratory report with the fighters name and the date of the blood
tests which will include:

  • HIV Test. The HIV test must be done within 30 days of submitting all requirements to become licensed.
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test.
  • Hepatitis C Antibody Test.
  • The Hepatitis B & C tests can be done within the calendar year.
  • CBC, chemistry panel including electrolytes, creatinine, liver function.

FIGHT HISTORY

Documented Fight Record that would include a “Bout by Bout” outline that details WHEN the fighter last fought. Any additional bouts the fighter has had. WHERE the bout(s) took place. WHO the Promoter of the event was. WHO the opponent of the fighter was. RESULT(S) of these bouts.

EXEMPT FROM FIGHT HISTORY REQUIREMENT

Fighter has FOUGHT within the last 6 months and won that bout. Send bout footage or verified reference. Fighter has fought within the last 12 months (Win Loss or Draw) and completed a minimum of 3 rounds of their last bout. Send bout footage or verified reference.

ADDITIONAL TESTING IF NECESSARY

SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL FORMS TO USMTA

SCAN AND EMAIL MEDICAL INFO TO: [email protected]

FIGHTERS AGES 45 AND OLDER

ONLY ADDITION IS AN MRI of the brain No Contrast. ADDITIONS: MRI of the Brain No Contrast AND CARDIO EKG Echo Cardiogram.

NOT REQUIRED FOR "SEMI CONTACT" POINT KICKBOXING FIGHTERS

For Insurance, Safety & Health reasons, ALL fighters who have reached 40 years of age or will reach 40 years of age during the calendar year of any bout, the following requirements are needed and the fighter must submit the following to the USMTA a minimum of “20 DAYS PRIOR” to their scheduled fight (Or within a calendar year 12 month period of a scheduled bout) to be approved to fight on an USMTA Sanctioned event. The fighter must send to the USMTA, a FULL Physical Form from a Licensed Physician prior to their match. To download this form for your Doctor, please see USMTA.COM.

MEDICAL APPROVAL

Written Approval from a Licensed Medical Doctor that your Fitness Level is Qualified to Compete for the number of scheduled ROUNDS the bout is scheduled for.

FIGHT ABILITY

A “RECENT” video of them “SPARRING” hard for 3 straight rounds with the round breaks left in. If the video shows “CUTS” or has been edited, it will not be accepted as a review video by the USMTA. Upon review the USMTA will notify the trainer or fighter if they have been approved to fight in a bout on an USMTA Sanctioned event.

EXEMPT FROM FIGHT FOOTAGE REQUIREMENT

Fighter has FOUGHT within the last 6 months and won that bout. Send bout footage or verified reference. Fighter has fought within the last 12 months (Win Loss or Draw) and completed a minimum of 3 rounds of their last bout. Send bout footage or verified reference.

VERIFIED APPROVAL TO COMPETE

Written Approval of your Fighting Ability AND Fitness/Cardio Level from a Qualified Trainer who will be your bout cornerman.

CURRENT ID

Drivers License, Federal ID Card or Certified copy of birth certificate. If approved by the USMTA to compete, this same copy of identification will be required by the USMTA event Representative at time of weigh-ins of the scheduled bout. If not able to provide, the fighter will be pulled from the bout and will NOT be allowed to fight.

EYE EXAM

By an Ophthalmologist ONLY. MRI OR C.A.T. SCAN OF HEAD. Of the brain No Contrast.

BLOOD TESTS

Report of physical examination including an original laboratory report with the fighters name and the date of the blood tests which will include: HIV Test. The HIV test must be done within 30 days of submitting all requirements to become licensed. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test. Hepatitis C Antibody Test. The Hepatitis B & C tests can be done within the calendar year. CBC, chemistry panel including electrolytes, creatinine, liver function.

FIGHT HISTORY

Documented Fight Record that would include a “Bout by Bout” outline that details WHEN the fighter last fought. Any additional bouts the fighter has had. WHERE the bout(s) took place. WHO the Promoter of the event was. WHO the opponent of the fighter was. RESULT(S) of these bouts.

EXEMPT FROM FIGHT HISTORY REQUIREMENT

Fighter has FOUGHT within the last 6 months and won that bout. Send bout footage or verified reference. Fighter has fought within the last 12 months (Win Loss or Draw) and completed a minimum of 3 rounds of their last bout. Send bout footage or verified reference.

ADDITIONAL TESTING IF NECESSARY

SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL FORMS TO USMTA

SCAN AND EMAIL MEDICAL INFO TO [email protected]

WOMEN

A Female Fighter will not engage in a contest with a male combatant. A Female Fighter must sign the USMTA Amateur Confirmation Form certifying that she is not pregnant. A Female Fighter must sign the USMTA Amateur Confirmation Form certifying that the contest will not take place during a menstrual period.

REGISTER INTO THE USMTA RANKINGS

Although a fighter does not have to be registered in the USMTA Rankings to compete in an USMTA event, it does help the fighter as far as their “CREDIBILITY” when speaking with an USMTA Promoter. To register as a fighter into the Official USMTA World Rankings Questions: some questions you will be required to answer are things such as:

YOUR FIGHT RECORD IN ALL COMBAT SPORTS

This is, of course, if you have previous fight experience. Your record includes ALL bouts & the results. Before and after each USMTA sanctioned event, the USMTA Sanctioning Representative checks all fighters background. If it is found that you were not truthful about your record, your bout will be forfeited. If you won an USMTA title in the bout, the title will be stripped from the fighter. The fighter will also be liable for ALL EXPENSES the promoter paid to book them for the event.

BACKGROUND

What makes you eligible to fight as a kickboxer?

CONTACT INFO

Your Address & Phone Number.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Are you Left or Right handed. Are you a LICENSED fighter with any State Athletic Commission. Your HEIGHT. Injury Background. Have you ever been knocked out? If so, when? Title Background. Do you hold any boxing or kickboxing titles? Health Physical. You must have received a physical in the calendar year in which you are fighting.

FIGHT STATUS

Are you an Amateur fighter or a Professional fighter?

PRO VS AMATEUR

A fighter who has fought as a PRO (Been Paid) in ANY Combat sport (Kickboxing, boxing or mixed martial art) will not be allowed to fight as an amateur on an USMTA Sanctioned event. To better understand the USMTA’s position and definition of a PRO fighter Performed by persons receiving pay. An expert in a field of endeavor. PROFESSIONAL IN SPORTS: An athlete who is paid for his/her performance. Paid for their excellence of experience, knowledge and ability of their given sport. An athlete who plays for pay. AMATEUR: One who engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a professional~ one who lacks expertise. AMATEUR IN SPORTS: An athlete who has never participated in competition for money. An athlete who is not paid for his/her performance. An athlete at the beginning learning levels of his/her career.

FIGHTER PHYSICAL

All fighters are required to receive a FULL Physical from a Licensed Physician prior to their match. To download this form for your Doctor, please go to www.usmta.com All fighters are required to receive a “PRE BOUT” physical from a Licensed Physician within 24 hours prior to their match. ANY Fighter found to be medically unfit in any way by the Licensed Physician giving him or her their prefight Physical shall not be allowed to compete until any such medical condition is confirmed healed by a Licensed Physician.

MEDICALLY FIT

Every Fighter that is to participate in an USMTA Sanctioned bout must be PRE Approved “Medically Fit” by the Medical Doctor who completes their full body physical as well as the Event Medical Doctor during the Pre Fight Physical. If not, the fighter will not be allowed to fight.

TRAINER(S) CORNERMEN

RANKING REGISTRATION

It is mandatory for a fighter to “REGISTER” into the USMTA Rankings with a trainers name listed. Those fighters who train themselves will be listed as “Self” trained. However, ALL FIGHTERS 45 years of age or older MUST submit the name of the trainer VERIFYING their ability to compete and this trainer MUST be the cornerman for the fighter if approved to fight.

WHEN FIGHTING

It is MANDATORY that “ALL” fighters fighting on an USMTA Sanctioned event must have a minimum of “ONE” Cornerman and not more then “Three”.

CORNER EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES

The fighters cornerman must have with them at ringside the following: Spit Bucket. Towel. Water for their Fighter. White Athletic Tape. EXTRA mouth piece for their Fighter. Equipment for cuts. For any other cornerman necessities they feel they need they must have approved by the USMTA Sanctioning Representative during weigh ins or prior to event.

NOTE: Ammonia or any type of smelling salts are illegal in a fight & will result in disqualification.

FIGHT BOOKING

BOOKING

As noted above, a fighter MUST be registered in the USMTA Rankings to compete on an USMTA sanctioned event. However, it does help the fighter as far as “CREDIBILITY” when speaking with a USMTA Promoter. To be booked for a fight on an USMTA Sanctioned event, we suggest you contact USMTA Promoters you see on the USMTA Events Page at usmta.com.

COMMITMENT

Any fighter who agrees to fight, registers to fight, confirms a fight, signs a fight contract etc. (Whether amateur or pro) on any USMTA Sanctioned Event shall not fight on any other event within 45 days prior to the scheduled date of the confirmed booking on the USMTA Sanctioned event. The reason for this is the 30 day minimum medical suspension required of a fighter for a Knockout or Technical Knockout. To read more on this International Rule.

FIGHTER INFO

When being booked for an USMTA event, you must provide the below info to the events matchmaker/promoter.

BOOKED FIGHT WEIGHT

FIGHTING WEIGHT

It is MANDATORY that you weigh in within the EXACT WEIGHT RANGE the promoter and or matchmaker booked you at. You may LOSE weight at the official weigh ins but you may not GAIN weight. MAXIMUM WEIGHT LOSS: FIGHTER’S (AMATEUR OR PRO) MAY ONLY LOSE 2 LBS. WITHIN 2 HOURS. Failure to make your booked or contracted weight may result in a forfeit loss to you. If a pro, you will be fined and your fight possibly cancelled.

PROS

If you are overweight but your bout is not cancelled you will be fined by the USMTA the following: For a bout of 5 rounds or less: Minimum $200 (US) or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 6 or 7 round bout: Minimum $300 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 8 or 9 round bout: Minimum $400 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 1012 or 9 round bout: Minimum $500 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. The fine is enforced buy the USMTA. Upon collection, 50 will go to the fighters opponent and 50 will go to the Promoter. The fighters TRAINER & or Manager will be fined the same.

AMATEURS “AND” PROS

If your bout is cancelled due to you not making weight, you will be held liable for all expenses the promoter has paid to book your bout which will include: Any paid expenses to your opponent for his/her travel. If your bout was a Pro bout, you will be fined your opponents fight purse. Medical expenses Bloodwork, etc. Any additional expenses confirmed justified by the USMTA. The Fighter as well as the Fighter’s TRAINER/Manager will be liable for the amount of money due to the event Promoter. The Fighter will be placed on SUSPENSION until all fees are paid.

USMTA TITLE FIGHTS

For USMTA Title Requirements

RANKINGS

ANY and ALL Fighters requesting to fight for an USMTA TITLE must be officially registered in the USMTA Rankings “BEFORE” the fight and/or the fight contract (Pros) is confirmed.

TITLE REQUEST

If you are seeking an USMTA Title bout, you will be required to complete the USMTA you may contact a USMTA sanctioning Rep.

VIDEO DVD

The USMTA requires a FIGHT VIDEO OR DVD of ANY “NON USMTA RANKED” CHALLENGER a minimum 30 days prior to the bout date. The video must be of their most recent bout that occurred within the last 12 months.

MAKING TITLE WEIGHT

For Weight Classes please see www.usmta.com. Both fighters must be within the weight spread of the TITLE fight. They may lose weight but are not allowed to GAIN weight after their first Weigh in. Fighters who do not make weight have 2 hours after their first weigh in to make their weight.

FIGHTER’S (AMATEUR OR PRO) MAY ONLY LOSE 2 LBS. WITHIN THESE 2 HOURS.

CANCELLED TITLE FIGHT DUE TO WEIGHT

If a fighter does not make weight for a scheduled bout, the other fighter will be awarded the win by forfeit default. If a fighter’s (Champion or Challenger) weight is out of the title weight class and/or the weight spread is too great to even have the fight, even as a non title fight, the fighter not making weight will have his purse held and NOT PAID by the event Promoter. If any portion of the purse was “Pre Paid” the fighter will be required to refund the entire amount to the promoter IMMEDIATELY! In addition, the fighter not making his/her weight will be liable for ALL EXPENSES the event Promoter has paid to book the title fight in question that would include: Sanctioning Fees, Title Belt Fees, Travel Fees, Opponents Purse, Medical expenses Bloodwork, etc. Any additional expenses confirmed justified by the USMTA. The Fighter as well as the Fighter’s TRAINER/Manager will be liable for the amount of money due to the event Promoter. The fighter will be placed on SUSPENSION until all fees are paid.

PRO TITLE FIGHTERS WHO DO NOT MAKE THEIR TITLE WEIGHT

If a Pro Title holder or Title Challenger does not make their weight, but their weight is still within the legal weight spread, they are allowed to still fight, but the bout will not be for the Title. The fighter making the Title weight has “won the title on the Scale.” If they choose to fight, the fighter not making the weight spread would only be fined a portion of his/her fight purse. For a bout of 5 rounds or less: Minimum $300 (US) or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 6 or 7 round bout: Minimum $500 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 8 or 9 round bout: Minimum $800 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. For a 1012 or 9 round bout: Minimum $1,000 or 20 of the fighter’s purse, whichever is greater. If a Title Challenger does not make their title weight they will be held liable for all expenses the promoter has paid to book their bout which will include any paid expenses to their opponent for his/her travel. If their bout was a pro bout, they will be fined their opponents fight purse as well.

ALL FINES ARE ENFORCED BUY THE USMTA

50 will go to the fighters opponent. 50 will go to the Promoter. Trainer and/or Manager will be fined the same.

PRO PURSES

The “STARTING” wage for pro fighters is $100 per round. Some promoters and fighters may agree on less, depending on the country and their financial conditions.

FIGHT EQUIPMENT

FIGHT GLOVES

All USMTA Promoters are required to supply the fight gloves for all USMTA Sanctioned bouts. Gloves must be USMTA Approved Fight Gloves. In each bout, Gloves must be the same BRAND and WEIGHT. It is best for Promoter to supply a RED pair of gloves for the fighter fighting out of the RED Corner and a BLUE pair of gloves for the fighter fighting out of the BLUE Corner. For glove weights PLEASE contact your sanctioning Rep.

FIGHTER’S REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

All Fighters are required to supply the following equipment themselves: MALE: Groin cup. FEMALE: Foul Proof Chest Protector Are Mandatory: Minimum of a Sports Bra.

MOUTHPIECE

Fighters are required to wear an USMTA approved mouthpiece at all times while the bout is in progress. It is strongly recommended that all Fighters have two (2) form fitted mouthpieces available for use in their bouts. The round cannot begin if the mouthpiece is not inside the Fighters mouth and set in place. The mouthpiece must be inside the Fighters mouth and properly set at all times during the bout. Dislodged Mouthpiece: If the mouthpiece is dislodged during the bout, the referee will wait until the first opportune moment, without interfering with the action, call time out, and have the mouthpiece replaced.

POSSIBLE POINT DEDUCTIONS

At the discretion of the referee, points may be deducted or a disqualification rendered in the following situations: When the mouthpiece is not being properly kept inside of the Fighters mouth. When the mouthpiece is purposely spit out by the Fighter. When the Fighters corner fails to make sure the Fighter mouthpiece is in place or delays in placing the mouthpiece after it falls out OR at the beginning of a round.

HANDWRAPS & GAUZE

Fighters may tape their wrists and hands but not over their knuckles. Pro wraps are OK with tape and gauze. Regular training hand wraps secured by tape are OK too. ALL Fighter hand wraps must be “SIGNED OFF” by the USMTA Event Representative PRIOR to the beginning of their bout.

DO NOT ADD TAPE OR GAUZE TO YOUR HAND AFTER BEING SIGNED OFF!

If after the bout your glove is removed and there is no USMTA Event Officials signature on your hand-wrap you WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

HEADGEAR SEE BELOW

For ADDITIONAL Equipment Needed Please contact your Sanctioning Rep.

AMATEUR HEADGEAR

Headgear is MANDATORY for all fighters with 2 bouts or less. Headgear is **NOT Mandatory for fighters with 3 bouts or more. (**) Some States such as Florida and Colorado, Headgear is MANDATORY regardless of how many bouts an amateur fighter has. (**) Headgear is also MANDATORY for all bouts fought in the United Kingdom. Fighters must come to the fight with their own USMTA Approved Headgear. Not doing so will result in the fighters disqualification. It must be USMTA Approved with NO “Jaw Protector”. Cheek pads. (Although they may block your vision), are allowed but not recommended.

SHIN GUARDS

Shin pads are MANDATORY for all Novice Rules bouts fighters fighting on an USMTA Sanctioned event. These must be supplied by the Promoter. They must be secured to the shin by a wrap of White Athletic Tape ONLY!

FIGHTER DRESS CODES

FULL CONTACT RULES

All must wear LONG PANTS! Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

INTERNATIONAL, MUAY THAI & SAN SHOU

All must wear shorts. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Fighters may NOT wear any clothing to the ring, in the ring and away from the ring with ANY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE or IMAGES on them. Long hair must be tied back with rubber bands or hair bands but NO Solid clips, etc. Fighters fingernails and toenails must be cut and trimmed prior to any USMTA bout. Under no circumstances shall apparel or equipment which includes metallic and/or hard plastic and/or any edge or surface which could cause extraneous injury to the fighters be allowed. BODY ART NO Body Jewelry or Piercing Accessories may be worn during any USMTA bout. NO Henna or any kind of temporary tattoos. NO Makeup of any kind. ANY “Entree” Masks, costumes or props must be approved by the USMTA Event Representative prior to the start of the event.

RECORD UPDATES

All records will be recorded within 3 business days of event.

FIGHTERS RULES MEETING

All fighters are required to attend the prefight rules meeting held the day of or the day before all USMTA bouts/events. Such meeting will be conducted by the USMTA Referee and/or USMTA Event Representative.

ADDITIONAL FIGHTER RULES

At all times during the match, all fighters shall obey the referee. All fighters are required to act with proper sportsmanship at all times, and to obey the USMTA rules and regulations, at all times, and in all ways connected with the match. Fighters may not train or fight under the influence of any illegal drug, or legal drug used illegally. Fighters must report any and all medication that they are taking to the match physician prior to the bout. If a fighter is under the influence of alcohol or any stimulant, or is taking any narcotic or other medication, which the match physician determines would endanger the fighter or his opponent; he/she will not be allowed to compete.