††††† 201 KAR 27:100. General requirements for amateur mixed martial arts shows.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 229.011, 229.021, 229.031(1), 229.071, 229.091, 229.101, 229.131, 229.171, 229.991

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 229.071(3), (4), 229.081, 229.091(1), 229.101(3), 229.151(1), 229.171(1), 229.180NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: Except as provided in KRS 229.011(4), KRS 229.171(1) authorizes the authority to maintain the sole direction, management, control, and jurisdiction over all boxing, sparring, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and wrestling shows or exhibitions to be held or conducted in the Commonwealth. KRS 229.180 authorizes the authority to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to implement KRS Chapter 229. KRS 229.081 requires certain participants in exhibitions and shows to be licensed in accordance with eligibility requirements established by administrative regulation. KRS 229.071(3) authorizes the authority to grant annual licenses to applicants for participation in shows and exhibitions if the authority judges that the financial responsibility, experience, character, and general fitness of the applicant are sufficient that participation by the applicant is in the public interest. KRS 229.071(4) requires the authority to establish annual license fees for licensed individuals. KRS 229.091(1) requires that every licensee be subject to administrative regulations promulgated by the authority. This administrative regulation establishes requirements and fees for certain participants in competitive contact sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts shows and exhibitions in the Commonwealth.

 

††††† Section 1. (1)(a) Each contestant shall attend a prefight meeting as directed by a representative of the authority.

††††† (b) Each contestant and official shall check in with a representative of the authority no less than one (1) hour prior to the starting time of the event.

††††† (c) Each contestant shall remain in the locker room area until time for that contestant to compete.

††††† (2)(a) The authority shall license all persons approved to participate as an amateur contestant in a mixed martial arts show.

††††† (b) An applicant who has competed in a professional mixed martial arts bout shall not be licensed as an amateur and shall not compete against an amateur.

††††† (3) Each amateur participant shall apply for a license using the Application for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Contestant License.

††††† (4) A contestant over the age of thirty-nine (39) shall not be issued a license until the contestant has complied with Section 26 of this administrative regulation and been approved by the authority.

††††† (5)(a) The fee for the amateur license shall be twenty-five (25) dollars.

††††† (b) License renewal shall be ten (10) dollars.

††††† (c) An amateur license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the license is issued.

 

††††† Section 2. The schedule for compensation to be paid to the following officials provided by the authority who are participating in an amateur mixed martial arts show shall be as follows and shall be paid prior to the commencement of the main event:

††††† (1) Judge for mixed martial arts: fifty (50) dollars.

††††† (2) Timekeeper for mixed martial arts: fifty (50) dollars.

††††† (3) Physician for mixed martial arts:

††††† (a) $300: up to ten (10) schedule bouts;

††††† (b) $350: eleven (11) to fifteen (15) scheduled bouts; or

††††† (c) $400: over fifteen (15) scheduled bouts.

††††† (4) Referee for mixed martial arts: seventy-five (75) dollars.

††††† (5) Bout Assistant for mixed martial arts: seventy-five (75) dollars.

 

††††† Section 3. If a show is cancelled with less than twenty-four (24) hours notice to the authority, officials shall be paid one-half (1/2) the compensation required by this administrative regulation.

 

††††† Section 4. (1) The promoter shall submit a request for a show date not less than thirty (30) calendar days before the requested date for approval by the authority using the MMA Show Notice Form.

††††† (2) There shall not be advertising of the event prior to this approval.

††††† (3) Upon approval by the authority, each advertisement shall include the promoter's license number.

 

††††† Section 5. (1)(a) The proposed program for a show shall be filed with the authority at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the show.

††††† (b) Notice of a change in a program or a substitution in a show shall be filed immediately with the authority.

††††† (c) The program shall not have more than two (2) fifteen (15) minute intermissions.

††††† (2) If, after reviewing a contestant's fight history that a proposed bout may not be reasonably competitive, the bout shall be denied.

††††† (3) Amateur mixed martial arts contestants age thirty-nine (39) and older shall be in the Masters Division and shall only compete against contestants within this division.

 

††††† Section 6. (1) Before the commencement of a show, all changes or substitutions shall be:

††††† (a) Announced from the cage; and

††††† (b) Posted in a conspicuous place at the ticket office.

††††† (2) A purchaser of tickets shall be entitled, upon request, to a refund of the purchase price of the ticket, if the request is made before the commencement of the show.

 

††††† Section 7. (1) Each show shall be video recorded and retained by the promoter for at least one (1) year.

††††† (2) Upon request of the authority, the promoter shall provide the video recording of a show to the authority.

 

††††† Section 8. (1) The area between the cage and the first row of spectators on all sides and the locker room area shall be under the exclusive control of the authority.

††††† (2) Alcohol or smoking shall not be allowed in the areas under the control of the authority.

††††† (3) Authority staff and licensees shall be the only people allowed inside the areas under the control of the authority.

 

††††† Section 9. (1) There shall be an area of at least six (6) feet between the edge of the cage floor and the first row of spectator seats on all sides of the cage.

††††† (2) A partition, barricade, or similar divider shall be placed:

††††† (a) Between the first row of the spectator seats and the six (6) foot area surrounding the cage; and

††††† (b) Along the sides of the entry lane for contestants to enter the cage and the spectator area.

 

††††† Section 10. A contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts shall be held in a fenced area meeting the following requirements:

††††† (1) The fenced area shall be circular or have equal sides and shall not be smaller than twenty (20) feet wide and not larger than thirty-two (32) feet wide.

††††† (2)(a) The floor of the fenced area shall be padded with closed-cell foam, with at least a one (1) inch layer of foam padding and a top covering of a single canvas, duck, or synthetic material tightly stretched and laced to the platform of the fenced area. If the event is held outdoors, only canvas shall be used.

††††† (b) Material that tends to gather in lumps or ridges shall not be used.

††††† (3) The platform of the fenced area shall not be more than six (6) feet above the floor of the building and shall have steps suitable for the use of the contestants.

††††† (4) Fence posts shall be made of metal, shall not be more than six (6) inches in diameter, and shall extend from the floor of the building to between five (5) and seven (7) feet above the floor of the fenced area, and shall be properly padded.

††††† (5) The fencing used to enclose the fenced area shall be made of a material that shall prevent a contestant from falling out of the fenced area or breaking through the fenced area onto the floor of the building or onto the spectators, and the fencing shall be coated with vinyl or a similar covering to minimize injuries to a contestant.

††††† (6) Any metal portion of the fenced area shall be properly covered and padded and shall not be abrasive to the unarmed combatants.

††††† (7) The fenced area shall have at least one (1) entrance.

††††† (8) There shall not be a protrusion or obstruction on any part of the fence surrounding the area in which the contestants are to compete.

††††† (9) An event held outdoors while the temperature is or exceeds a heat index of 100 degrees Fahrenheit shall be conducted under a roof.

(10) A cage shall have a canvas mat.

 

††††† Section 11. A bell or horn shall be used by the timekeeper to indicate the time.

 

††††† Section 12. In addition to the cage and cage equipment, the promoter shall supply the following items, which shall be available for use as needed:

††††† (1) A public address system in good working order;

††††† (2) Chairs for judges and timekeepers elevated sufficiently to provide an unobstructed view of the cage and cage floor;

††††† (3) Items for each contestantís corner, to include:

††††† (a) A stool or chair;

††††† (b) A clean bucket;

††††† (c) Towels; and

††††† (d) Rubber gloves;

††††† (4) A complete set of numbered round-cards, if needed;

††††† (5) A clean stretcher and a clean blanket, placed under or adjacent to the ring, throughout each program; and

††††† (6) First aid oxygen apparatus or equipment.

 

††††† Section 13. A scale used for weigh-in shall be approved in advance by the authority to determine accuracy.

 

††††† Section 14. (1) A promoter shall provide a minimum of two (2) security guards for the premises where shows are conducted and the locker rooms to ensure authority that adequate protection against disorderly conduct has been provided.

††††† (2) A disorderly act, assault, or breach of decorum on the part of a licensee at the premises shall be prohibited.

 

††††† Section 15. (1) All emergency medical personnel and portable medical equipment shall be stationed at cageside during the show.

††††† (2) There shall be resuscitation equipment, oxygen, a stretcher, a certified ambulance, and an emergency medical technician on site for all contests.

††††† (3) If the ambulance is required to leave the event, a contest shall not be allowed to continue until an ambulance shall be once again present and medical personnel shall be cageside.

††††† (4) Proof of ambulance coverage being scheduled shall be provided to the authority not less than two (2) business days before the show.

 

††††† Section 16. (1) There shall be at least one (1) physician licensed by the authority at cageside before a bout shall be allowed to begin.

††††† (2) The physician shall have at cageside medical supplies necessary to provide first aid medical assistance for the type of injuries reasonably anticipated to occur in a mixed martial arts show.

 

††††† Section 17. (1) A promoter shall provide insurance for the promoter's contestant for injuries sustained in the mixed martial arts show. Payment of a deductible under the policy shall be the responsibility of the contestant not to exceed an expense of $500. A deductible expense above $500 shall be the responsibility of the promoter.

††††† (2) The minimum amount of coverage per contestant shall be $5,000 health and $5,000 accidental death benefits.

††††† (3) A certificate of insurance coverage shall be provided to the authority not less than two (2) business days before the show.

 

††††† Section 18. (1) A promoter shall submit written notice to a local hospital with an on-call neurosurgeon that a mixed martial arts show is being held.

††††† (2) This notice shall include the date, time, and location of the show.

††††† (3) A copy of this notice shall be filed with the authority not less than two (2) business days before the show.

 

††††† Section 19. Judges, physicians, referees, and timekeepers shall be selected, licensed, and assigned to each show by the authority. For each show, the authority shall assign:

††††† (1) Three (3) judges;

††††† (2) One (1) timekeeper;

††††† (3) One (1) physician, unless more than eighteen (18) bouts are scheduled, in which case a minimum of two (2) physicians shall be required;

††††† (4) One (1) referee, unless more than eighteen (18) bouts are scheduled, in which case a minimum of two (2) referees shall be required; and

††††† (5) One (1) bout assistant.

 

††††† Section 20. Unless the authority approves an exception:

††††† (1) A nonchampionship contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts shall not exceed three (3) rounds in duration;

††††† (2) A championship contest of mixed martial arts shall not exceed five (5) rounds in duration;

††††† (3) A period of unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts shall be a maximum of three (3) minutes in duration, and a period of rest following a period of unarmed combat in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts shall be ninety (90) seconds in duration.

 

††††† Section 21. Weight Classes of Contestants; Weight Loss After Weigh-in. (1) The classes for contestants competing in an amateur mixed martial arts show and the weights for each class shall be established in Table A.

Table A. Class and Weight Schedule

CLASS

WEIGHT

Flyweight

Up to 125 lbs.

Bantamweight

Up to 135 lbs.

Featherweight

Up to 145 lbs.

Lightweight

Up to 155 lbs.

Welterweight

Up to 170 lbs.

Middleweight

Up to 185 lbs.

Light Heavyweight

Up to 205 lbs.

Heavyweight

Up to 265 lbs.

Super Heavyweight

Over 265 lbs.

††††† (2) After the weigh-in of a contestant competing in an amateur mixed martial arts show:

††††† (a) Weight gain in excess of six (6) pounds shall not be permitted for a contestant who weighed in at 145 pounds or less; and

††††† (b) Weight gain in excess of eight (8) pounds shall not be permitted for a contestant who weighed in at over 145 pounds.

††††† (3) The change in weight described in subsection (2) of this section shall not occur later than two (2) hours after the initial weigh-in.

††††† (4) A contestant shall not be allowed to fight more than one (1) weight class above his weight.

 

††††† Section 22. Glove Specifications. (1) The promoter shall supply all gloves for the event.

††††† (2) Each contestant who weighs 145 or less shall wear gloves that shall be a minimum of four (4) ounces each.

††††† (3) Each contestant who weighs 146 and above shall wear gloves that shall be a minimum of six (6) ounces and a maximum of eight (8) ounces each.

††††† (4) Each contestant in a match shall wear the same glove weight.

 

††††† Section 23. The following shall be prohibited:

††††† (1) "Battle royal" as defined in 201 KAR 27:005, Section 1(2); and

††††† (2) Use of excessive grease or another substance that may handicap an opponent.

 

††††† Section 24. (1) A professional mixed martial arts contestant found to be competing during an amateur mixed martial arts show shall have his license suspended for a period not less than one (1) year.

††††† (2) A promoter who allows a professional to compete against an amateur shall have his license suspended for period not less than one (1) year.

 

††††† Section 25. Contestants Repeatedly Knocked Out, Defeated, or Suspended. (1) A mixed martial arts contestant who has been repeatedly knocked out and severely beaten shall be retired and not permitted to compete again if, after a thorough examination by a physician, the authority decides the action shall be necessary in order to protect the health and welfare of the contestant.

††††† (2) A mixed martial arts contestant who has suffered six (6) consecutive defeats by knockout or technical knockout shall not be allowed to compete again until he has been investigated by the authority and examined by a physician licensed by the authority.

††††† (3) A mixed martial arts contestant whose license is under administrative suspension in another jurisdiction resulting from a violation not established in this administrative regulation may be allowed to participate in a contest only after review and approval of the case by an inspector or employee of the authority.

††††† (4) A mixed martial arts contestant who has been knocked out shall be prohibited from all mixed martial arts competition for sixty (60) days.

††††† (5) A mixed martial arts contestant who has suffered a technical knockout (TKO) may be prohibited from mixed martial arts competition for up to thirty (30) days. In determining how many days to prohibit the contestant from mixed martial arts competition, the inspector shall consider the nature and severity of the injuries that resulted in the TKO.

††††† (6)(a) Each contestant shall receive a mandatory seven (7) day rest period from mixed martial arts competition after competing in an event with a maximum of three (3) bouts within a twenty-four (24) hour period.

††††† (b) Day one (1) of the rest period shall commence on the first day following the twenty-four (24) hour period.

 

††††† Section 26. (1) A person over the age of thirty-nine (39) shall not participate as a contestant in a mixed martial arts match without first submitting to a comprehensive physical performed by a physician licensed by the Authority as a ringside physician.

††††† (2) The results of the physical and a medical authorization or release shall then be completed and submitted to the authority not later than fifteen (15) business days prior to the scheduled board meeting.

 

††††† Section 27. (1) A contestant shall produce one (1) form of picture identification. A contestant shall not assume or use the name of another and shall not change his ring name or be announced by a name other than that appearing on his license.

††††† (2) Each contestant and official shall check in with the authority not less than one (1) hour prior to the commencement of the event.

 

††††† Section 28. A contestant shall not compete against a member of the opposite sex.

 

††††† Section 29. (1) A contestant shall not use a belt that contains a metal substance during a bout.

††††† (2) The belt shall not extend above the waistline of the contestant.

 

††††† Section 30. A mixed martial arts contestant shall:

††††† (1) Be clean, neatly clothed in proper ring attire, and the shorts of opponents shall be of distinguishing colors;

††††† (2) Not wear shoes or padding on his feet during the contest;

††††† (3) Wear a groin protector; and

††††† (4) Wear a mouthpiece.

 

††††† Section 31. (1) The authority may request that a contestant submit to a drug screen for controlled substances at the contestantís expense.

††††† (2) If the drug screen indicates the presence within the contestant of controlled substances for which the contestant does not have a valid prescription, or if the contestant refuses to submit to the test, the authority shall suspend or revoke the license of the contestant, or the authority shall impose a fine upon the contestant, or both.

††††† (3)(a) The administration of or use of any of the following shall be prohibited in any part of the body, either before or during a contest or exhibition:

††††† 1. Alcohol;

††††† 2. Stimulant; or

††††† 3. Drug or injection that has not been approved by the authority, including the drugs or injections listed in paragraph (b) of this subsection.

††††† (b) The following types of drugs, injections, or stimulants shall be prohibited:

††††† 1. Afrinol or another product pharmaceutically similar to Afrinol;

††††† 2. Co-Tylenol or another product pharmaceutically similar to Co-Tylenol;

††††† 3. A product containing an antihistamine and a decongestant;

††††† 4. A decongestant other than a decongestant listed in paragraph (d) of this subsection;

††††† 5. An over-the-counter drug for colds, coughs, or sinuses other than those drugs listed in paragraph (d) of this subsection. This paragraph includes Ephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine, and Mahuang and derivatives of Mahuang; and

††††† 6. A drug identified on the most current edition of the Prohibited List published by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The most current edition of the Prohibited List may be obtained, free of charge, at the Internet address www.wada-ama.org;

††††† (c) The following types of drugs or injections are not prohibited:

††††† 1. Aspirin and products containing aspirin; and

††††† 2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories;

††††† (d) The following types of drugs or injections are approved by the authority:

††††† 1. Antacids, such as Maalox;

††††† 2. Antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals that have been prescribed by a physician;

††††† 3. Antidiarrheals, such as Imodium, Kaopectate, or Pepto-Bismol;

††††† 4. Antihistamines for colds or allergies, such as Bromphen, Brompheniramine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane, Hismal, PBZ, Seldane, Tavist-1, or Teldrin;

††††† 5. Antinauseants, such as Dramamine or Tigan;

††††† 6. Antipyretics, such as Tylenol;

††††† 7. Antitussives, such as Robitussin, if the antitussive does not contain codeine;

††††† 8. Antiulcer products, such as Carafate, Pepcid, Reglan, Tagamet, or Zantac;

††††† 9. Asthma products in aerosol form, such as Brethine, Metaproterenol (Alupent), or Salbutamol (Albuterol, Proventil, or Ventolin);

††††† 10. Asthma products in oral form, such as Aminophylline, Cromolyn, Nasalide, or Vanceril;

††††† 11. Ear products, such as Auralgan, Cerumenex, Cortisporin, Debrox, or Vosol;

††††† 12. Hemorrhoid products, such as Anusol-HC, Preparation H, or Nupercainal;

††††† 13. Laxatives, such as Correctol, Doxidan, Dulcolax, Efferyllium, Ex-Lax, Metamucil, Modane, or Milk of Magnesia;

††††† 14. Nasal products, such as AYR Saline, HuMist Saline, Ocean, or Salinex; and

††††† 15. The following decongestants:

††††† a. Afrin;

††††† b. Oxymetazoline HCL Nasal Spray; or

††††† c. Another decongestant pharmaceutically similar to a decongestant listed in clauses a. or b. of this subparagraph.

††††† (e) An unarmed combatant shall submit to a urinalysis or chemical test before or after a contest or exhibition if the authority or a representative of the authority directs him to do so.

††††† (f) A licensee who violates a provision of this section shall be subject to disciplinary action by the authority. In addition to any other disciplinary action by the authority, if an unarmed combatant who won or drew a contest or exhibition is found to have violated the provisions of this section, the authority may change the result of that contest or exhibition to a no decision.

 

††††† Section 32. (1) A contestant who has made a commitment to participate in an amateur mixed martial arts show and is unable to participate shall notify the promoter of the inability to participate not less than seven (7) days prior to the event.

††††† (2) Failure to notify the promoter within the seven (7) days may result in immediate suspension, pending investigation by the authority, and further disciplinary action may be taken by the authority.

 

††††† Section 33. A mixed martial arts promoter, official, or contestant whose license is suspended or revoked due to disciplinary actions shall be prohibited from attending all mixed martial arts events sanctioned by the authority during the term of the suspension or revocation.

 

††††† Section 34. Method of Judging. (1) Each judge of a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts shall score the contest or exhibition and determine the winner through the use of the following system:

††††† (a) The better contestant of a round receives ten (10) points and the opponent proportionately less.

††††† (b) If the round is even, each contestant receives ten (10) points.

††††† (c) A fraction of points shall not be given.

††††† (d) Points for each round shall be awarded immediately after the end of the period of unarmed combat in the round.

††††† (2) After the end of the contest or exhibition, the announcer shall pick up the scores of the judges from the authorityís desk.

††††† (3) The majority opinion shall be conclusive and, if there is not a majority, the decision shall be a draw.

††††† (4)(a) After the authority's representative has checked the scores, the representative shall inform the announcer of the decision.

††††† (b) The announcer shall then inform the audience of the decision over the speaker system.

††††† (5) Unjudged exhibitions may be permitted with the prior approval of the authority.

 

††††† Section 35. The following moves shall be prohibited:

††††† (1) Elbow strikes to the head shall not be allowed.

††††† (2) Knees to the head shall be permitted but shall only be used and delivered from a standing position.

 

††††† Section 36. The following acts constitute fouls in mixed martial arts:

††††† (1) Butting with the head;

††††† (2) Eye gouging;

††††† (3) Biting;

††††† (4) Hair pulling;

††††† (5) Fishhooking.

††††† (6) Groin attacks;

††††† (7) Putting a finger into any orifice or 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, including grabbing the trachea;

††††† (12) Clawing, pinching, or twisting the opponent's flesh;

††††† (13) Grabbing the clavicle;

††††† (14) Kicking the head of a grounded opponent;

††††† (15) Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent;

††††† (16) Stomping the head of a grounded opponent;

††††† (17) Kicking to the kidney with the heel;

††††† (18) Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck;

††††† (19) Throwing an opponent out of the fenced area;

††††† (20) Holding the shorts of an opponent;

††††† (21) Spitting at an opponent;

††††† (22) Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent;

††††† (23) Holding the fence;

††††† (24) Using abusive language in the fenced area;

††††† (25) Attacking an opponent on or during the break;

††††† (26) Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee;

††††† (27) Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat;

††††† (28) Disregarding the instructions of the referee;

††††† (29) Timidity, such as intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury;

††††† (30) Interference by the corner; or

††††† (31) The throwing by a contestant's corner staff of objects into the ring during competition.

 

††††† Section 37. (1)(a) If a contestant fouls his opponent during an amateur mixed martial arts show, the referee may penalize him by deducting points from his score depending on the type and severity of the foul, regardless of if the foul was intentional or not.

††††† (b) The referee shall determine the number of points to be deducted in each instance and shall base the determination on the severity of the foul and its effect upon the opponent.

††††† (2) If the referee determines that it is necessary to deduct a point or points because of a foul, the referee shall warn the offender of the penalty to be assessed.

††††† (3) The referee shall, as soon as is practical after the foul, notify the judges and both contestants of the number of points, if any, to be deducted from the score of the offender.

††††† (4) A point or points to be deducted for a foul shall be deducted in the round in which the foul occurred and shall not be deducted from the score of a subsequent round.

 

††††† Section 38. (1)(a) If a bout of amateur mixed martial arts is stopped because of an accidental foul, the referee shall determine if the contestant who has been fouled is able to continue.

††††† (b) If the contestant's chance of winning has not been seriously jeopardized as a result of the foul, and if the foul does not involve a concussive impact to the head of the contestant who has been fouled, the referee may order the bout continued after a recuperative interval of not more than five (5) minutes.

††††† (c) Immediately after separating the contestants, the referee shall inform the authorityís representative of the determination that the foul was accidental.

††††† (2) If the referee determines that a bout of amateur mixed martial arts shall not continue because of an injury suffered as the result of an accidental foul, the bout shall be declared a "no contest" if the foul occurs during:

††††† (a) The first two (2) rounds of a bout that is scheduled for three (3) rounds or less; or

††††† (b) The first three (3) rounds of a bout that is scheduled for five (5) rounds.

††††† (3) If an accidental foul renders a contestant unable to continue the bout, the outcome shall be determined by scoring the completed rounds, including the round in which the foul occurs, if the foul occurs after:

††††† (a) The completed second round of a bout that is scheduled for three (3) rounds; or

††††† (b) The completed third round of a bout that is scheduled for five (5) rounds.

††††† (4) If an injury inflicted by an accidental foul later becomes aggravated by fair blows and the referee orders the bout stopped because of the injury, the outcome shall be determined by scoring the completed rounds and the round during which the referee stops the bout.

††††† (5) A contestant committing a foul may be issued a violation by the inspector or employee of the authority, based on the seriousness of the foul.

 

††††† Section 39. A contest of amateur mixed martial arts may end in the following ways:

††††† (1) Submission by:

††††† (a) Physical tap out; or

††††† (b) Verbal tap out;

††††† (2) Technical knockout by the referee or physician stopping the contest;

††††† (3) Decision via the scorecards, including:

††††† (a) Unanimous decision;

††††† (b) Split decision;

††††† (c) Majority decision; or

††††† (d) Draw, including:

††††† 1. Unanimous draw;

††††† 2. Majority draw; or

††††† 3. Split draw;

††††† (4) Technical decision;

††††† (5) Technical draw;

††††† (6) Disqualification;

††††† (7) Forfeit; or

††††† (8) No contest.

 

††††† Section 40. Within twenty-four (24) hours of the conclusion of a event, the promoter shall, pursuant to KRS 229.031(1), complete and submit to the authority the form MMA Event Report.

 

††††† Section 41. In addition to the other requirements in this administrative regulation, the following requirements shall apply to bouts between female contestants:

††††† (1) A contestant shall not wear facial cosmetics during the bout;

††††† (2) A contestant with long hair shall secure her hair with soft and nonabrasive material;

††††† (3) Weight classes shall be those established in Section 21 of this administrative regulation;

††††† (4) A contestant shall wear a properly-fitted mouthpiece;

††††† (5) A contestant shall wear a jersey top and shorts;

††††† (6)(a) A contestant shall provide the results of a pregnancy test indicating a negative finding that was taken within one (1) week prior to the bout.

††††† (b) These results shall be submitted to the authority not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the show; and

††††† (7) A promoter shall provide a separate locker room for females.

 

††††† Section 42. A contestant shall submit HIV Antibody and Hepatitis B Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody test results at or before pre-fight physical upon request.

††††† (1) The results of these tests shall be no more than 365 days old.

††††† (2) A person with a positive test result shall not be allowed to fight.

 

††††† Section 43. A promoter shall maintain an account with the recognized national database as identified by the authority and shall submit contestants names to that database upon approval of the show date. The promoter shall be responsible for the costs associated with the use of this service.

 

††††† Section 44. All non-sanctioned activities such as concerts, shall be completed prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

 

††††† Section 45. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

††††† (a) "Application for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Contestant License", 10/11;

††††† (b) "MMA Show Notice Form", 3/12; and

††††† (c) "MMA Event Report", 10/11.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority office at 500 Mero Street, Capitol Plaza Tower, Room 509, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 Ky.R. 456; Am. 1200; 1438; eff. 1-5-2009; 38 Ky.R. 1211; 1582; 1718; eff. 5-4-12.)