Nev. Admin. Code § 467.7962 - Acts constituting fouls

Current through March 28, 2022

The following acts constitute fouls in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts:

1. Butting with the head.
2. Eye gouging of any kind.
3. Biting.
4. Hair pulling.
5. Fish hooking.
6. Groin attacks of any kind.
7. Placing a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
8. Small joint manipulation.
9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow.
11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
13. Moving an arm toward an opponent with fingers outstretched toward the opponent's face.
14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
17. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on the opponent's head or neck.
18. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
19. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
20. Spitting at an opponent or the referee.
21. Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
22. Holding or grabbing the ropes or the fence.
23. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
24. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
25. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
26. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
27. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
28. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
29. Interference by the corner.
30. Throwing in the towel during competition.
31. Applying any foreign substance to the hair, body, clothing or gloves immediately prior to or during a contest or exhibition that could result in an unfair advantage.
32. If the referee has signaled that the opponent has been knocked out, striking an opponent who is helpless as a result of previous blows and so supported by the ring or fenced area that he or she does not fall.
33. Intentionally spitting out the mouthpiece. ^ For the purposes of subsections 14 to 16, inclusive, an opponent shall be deemed to be a "grounded opponent" if at least one of the opponent's hands, including the palm or fist, is weight-bearing on the floor or if one or more of the opponent's body parts, other than a hand or sole of a foot, is touching the floor.


Nev. Admin. Code § 467.7962
Added to NAC by Athletic Comm'n by R070-01, eff. 8-31-2001; A by R003-09, 10-27-2009; A by R062-16A, eff. 9/9/2016; A by R032-18A, eff. 1/30/2019
NRS 467.030

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