TITLE 41
Sports, Racing, and Athletics

CHAPTER 41-5.2
Mixed Martial Arts

SECTION 41-5.2-22


§ 41-5.2-22 Types of bout results.

(a) The following are the types of bout results:

(1) Submission by:

(i) Tap out: When a contestant physically uses his/her hand to indicate that he or she no longer wishes to continue; or

(ii) Verbal tap out: When a contestant verbally announces to the referee that he or she does not wish to continue;

(2) Technical knockout by:

(i) Referee stops bout;

(ii) Ringside physician stops bout; or

(iii) When an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a bout;

(3) Knockout by failure to rise from the canvas;

(4) Decision via score cards:

(i) Unanimous: When all three (3) judges score the bout for the same contestant;

(ii) Split decision: When two (2) judges score the bout for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent; or

(iii) Majority decision: When two (2) judges score the bout for the same contestant and one judge scores a draw.

(5) Draws:

(i) Unanimous – When all three (3) judges score the bout a draw;

(ii) Majority – When two (2) judges score the bout a draw; or

(iii) Split – When all three (3) judges score differently and the score total results in a draw.

(6) Disqualification: When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate the contest.

(7) Forfeit: When a contestant fails to begin competition or prematurely ends the contest for reasons other than injury or by indicating a tap out.

(8) Technical draw: When an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul causes an injured contestant to be unable to continue and the injured contestant is even or behind on the score cards at the time of stoppage.

(9) Technical decision. When the bout is prematurely stopped due to injury and a contestant is leading on the score cards; and

(10) No contest: When a contest is prematurely stopped due to accidental injury and a sufficient number of rounds have not been completed to render a decision via the score cards.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 312, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 313, § 1.)