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WAC 36-14-510

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Amateur mixed martial arts fouls, to include amateur mixed martial arts sanctioning organizations and training facilities.

The following are minimum required fouls and will result in penalties if committed:
(1) Holding or grabbing the fence or ropes;
(2) Holding opponent's shorts or gloves;
(3) Butting with the head;
(4) Eye gouging of any kind;
(5) Biting or spitting at an opponent;
(6) Hair pulling;
(7) Fish hooking;
(8) Groin attacks of any kind;
(9) Intentionally placing a finger into any orifice, or into any cut or laceration of your opponent;
(10) Downward pointing elbow strikes;
(11) Small joint manipulation;
(12) Strikes to the spine or the back of the head;
(13) Heel kicks to the kidney;
(14) Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea;
(15) Clawing, pinching, twisting the flesh or grabbing the clavicle;
(16) Kicking the head of a grounded opponent;
(17) Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent;
(18) Stomping of a grounded fighter;
(19) The use of abusive language in the fighting area;
(20) Any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to opponent;
(21) Attacking an opponent on or during the break;
(22) Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee;
(23) Timidity (avoiding contact, or consistently dropping the mouthpiece, or faking an injury);
(24) Interference from a mixed martial artist's seconds/cornerman;
(25) Throwing an opponent out of the ring or caged area;
(26) Flagrant disregard of the referee's instructions;
(27) Spiking the opponent to the canvas onto the head or neck (pile-driving);
(28) Attacking an opponent after the bell or horn has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat;
(29) Heel hooks;
(30) Elbows to the head;
(31) Twisting knee locks;
(32) Knees to head;
(33) For ages fifteen and under: Closed fist strikes to the head while on the ground.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.023, 43.24.086, 67.08.015, 67.08.017, 67.08.105, 67.08.107, and 2012 c 99. WSR 12-24-045, ยง 36-14-510, filed 11/30/12, effective 1/1/13.]