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SPS 195.06 SPS 195.06 Appearance and attire.
SPS 195.06(1) (1) Male contestants shall wear a groin protector which will protect them against injury from a foul blow.
SPS 195.06(2) (2) Female contestants may wear groin and breast protectors.
SPS 195.06(3) (3) Each contestant shall wear mixed martial arts shorts, biking shorts, or kickboxing shorts. Shorts shall be approved by the inspector or department representative.
SPS 195.06(4) (4) Male contestants may not wear a shirt or Gi. Shirts are permitted for female contestants.
SPS 195.06(5) (5) No shoes are permitted.
SPS 195.06(6) (6) No grappling shin guards are permitted.
SPS 195.06(7) (7) No body grease, gels, balms, oils or lotions shall be applied to the hair, face or body. This includes the use of excessive amounts of water dumped on a contestant to make him or her slippery.
SPS 195.06(8) (8) Petroleum jelly may be applied to the facial area at cage side in the presence of an inspector, referee, or a person designated by the department. Any contestant applying anything other than Vaseline in an approved fashion prior to this could be penalized a point or disqualified.
SPS 195.06(9) (9) Taping of hands, wrists, and ankles is permitted.
SPS 195.06(10) (10) Neoprene joint supports only. Metal supports are prohibited.
SPS 195.06(11) (11) Finger and toe nails shall be trimmed.
SPS 195.06(12) (12) The inspector or department representative shall determine whether head or facial hair presents any hazard to the safety of the contestant or their opponent or will interfere with the supervision and conduct of the event. Facial hair may not be braided.
SPS 195.06(13) (13) Contestants shall not wear any equipment that does not pass the inspector or department representative's approval.
SPS 195.06(14) (14) Amateur mixed martial arts contestants shall wear mixed martial arts shorts, biker shorts, boxing or kick boxing shorts during competition that will be subject to the approval of a department representative. The shorts may not have pockets, buttons, zippers, grommets, exposed Velcro, or metal of any kind.
SPS 195.06(15) (15) Amateur male contestants may not wear a shirt or Gi during competition other than a close fitting rash guard. Any rash guard shall be approved by the department. Amateur female contestants shall wear a body shirt.
SPS 195.06(16) (16) Amateur mixed martial arts contestants may not wear shoes or padding on their feet during a contest. Ankle guards or knee wraps are optional, and they shall be approved by the department.
SPS 195.06 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 195.07 SPS 195.07 Gloves.
SPS 195.07(1)(1) All mixed martial arts contestants shall wear grappling gloves that weigh a minimum of 4 ounces and not more than 8 ounces. Amateur mixed martial arts contestants shall wear gloves that weigh a minimum of 6 ounces and a maximum of 8 ounces.
SPS 195.07(2) (2) Gloves shall be supplied by the promoter. Contestants are not permitted to supply their own gloves. Gloves shall be new the first time they are being inspected by the department representative. Once inspected, new gloves may not be used more than three times. Used gloves may not be worn for title bouts. The promoter shall supply new gloves for both contestants competing in any title bout including state bouts.
SPS 195.07(3) (3) Both contestants shall wear the same size gloves.
SPS 195.07(4) (4) Each contestant's gloves shall be inspected and approved by the inspector, referee, or department representative prior to starting the bout.
SPS 195.07(5) (5) Amateur contestants may use a mitt style glove.
SPS 195.07 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 195.08 SPS 195.08 Hand wraps.
SPS 195.08(1)(1) All mixed martial arts contestants shall be required to gauze and tape their hands prior to all contests.
SPS 195.08(2) (2) In all weight classes, the bandages on each contestant's hands shall be restricted to soft gauze cloth not more than 15 yards in length and 2 inches in width, held in place by not more than 10 feet of surgeon's tape, one inch in width for each hand.
SPS 195.08(3) (3) Surgeon's adhesive tape shall be placed directly on each hand for protection near the wrist. The tape may cross the back of the hand twice and may not extend to cover and protect the knuckles when the hand is clenched to make a fist.
SPS 195.08(4) (4) The bandages shall be evenly distributed across the hand.
SPS 195.08(5) (5) Bandages and tape shall be placed on the contestant's hands in the dressing room in the presence of the inspector or department representative.
SPS 195.08(6) (6) The manager or chief second of the opponent may elect to be present when hands are being wrapped.
SPS 195.08(7) (7) Under no circumstances are gloves to be placed on the hands of a contestant until approved by the inspector or department representative.
SPS 195.08(8) (8) No substances other than tape and gauze are allowed. Pre-wraps are not allowed.
SPS 195.08 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 195.09 SPS 195.09 Requirements for caged or fenced area.
SPS 195.09(1)(1) All mixed martial arts contests shall take place in a cage or fenced area that has been approved by the department and subject to inspection prior to each event by the referee, inspector, or department representative.
SPS 195.09(2) (2) Mixed martial arts contests shall not be conducted in a ring in the state of Wisconsin.
SPS 195.09(3) (3) The fighting area floor shall be no smaller than 18 feet by 18 feet and no larger than 32 feet by 32 feet.
SPS 195.09(4) (4) The fighting area floor shall be padded in a manner as approved by the department, with at least one inch layer of foam padding. Padding shall extend beyond the fighting area and over the edge of the platform.
SPS 195.09(5) (5) The fighting area floor shall not be more than 4 feet above the floor of the building and shall have 2 sets of suitable steps or ramp for use by the contestants.
SPS 195.09(6) (6) Posts shall be made of metal not more than 6 inches in diameter, extending from the floor of the building to a minimum height of 58 inches above the fighting area floor and shall be properly padded in a manner approved by the department.
SPS 195.09(7) (7) The fighting area shall be enclosed by a fence made of material that will not allow a contestant to fall out or break through it onto the building floor or spectators, including but not limited to a vinyl coated chain link fencing.
SPS 195.09(8) (8) All metal parts shall be covered and padded in a manner approved by the department and shall not be abrasive to the contestants.
SPS 195.09(9) (9) The fighting area shall provide 2 separate entries onto the fighting area floor.
SPS 195.09 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 195.10 SPS 195.10 Number and duration of rounds.
SPS 195.10(1)(1) Professional bouts shall be 3 rounds of 5 minutes each with a one minute rest period that includes a 10 second warning signal.
SPS 195.10(2) (2) Championship bouts shall be 5 rounds of 5 minutes each with a one minute rest period that includes a 10 second warning signal.
SPS 195.10(3) (3) Amateur bouts shall be 3 rounds of 3 minutes each with a 60 second rest period that includes a 10 second warning signal.
SPS 195.10(4) (4) A minimum number of 24 rounds and 8 bouts shall be scheduled. The commissioner or department representative may grant a waiver of rounds.
SPS 195.10 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11.
SPS 195.11 SPS 195.11 Medical requirements, physicals and examinations.
SPS 195.11(1)(1) All mixed martial arts contestants shall have had a complete physical examination conducted by a physician licensed in accordance with ch. 448, Stats., as required in s. SPS 193.04 (2) (d) and shall produce the results of the physical examination and laboratory results affirming all of the following:
SPS 195.11(1)(a) (a) Negative HIV.
SPS 195.11(1)(b) (b) Negative hepatitis B surface antigen. If a contestant had a failing hepatitis B surface antigen test, the contestant shall pass a hepatitis B "PCR" quantitative test. The quantitative limit shall be within permissible limits according to the laboratory where the test was administered. The commissioner, department representative, or ringside physician may request that a contestant take an additional hepatitis B surface antigen test and provide the results within 2 weeks of an event in which a contestant is scheduled to compete.
SPS 195.11(1)(c) (c) Negative hepatitis C antibody. If a contestant had a failing hepatitis C antibody test, the contestant shall pass a hepatitis C "PCR" quantitative test. The quantitative limit shall be within permissible limits according to the laboratory where the test was administered. The commissioner, department representative, or ringside physician may request that a contestant take an additional hepatitis C antibody test and provide the results within 2 weeks of an event in which a contestant is scheduled to compete.
SPS 195.11(1)(d) (d) Eye examination by a licensed physician, ophthalmologist, or optometrist.
SPS 195.11(2) (2) The commissioner, department representative, or ringside physician may order a CAT scan (CT) with contrast or MRI examination when a contestant has any one of the following:
SPS 195.11(2)(a) (a) Lost 3 bouts in a row by knock-out or technical knock-out.
SPS 195.11(2)(b) (b) Lost 6 bouts in a row.
SPS 195.11(2)(c) (c) An extensive losing record.
SPS 195.11(3) (3) All contestants shall be examined at a pre-bout physical examination by the ringside physician within 30 hours before each bout, and if requested by a contestant, referee, or inspector, after a bout. After each pre-bout and post-bout examination of a contestant, the ringside physician shall complete a report, on forms provided by the department, and submit the completed reports to the department representative.
SPS 195.11 Note Note: Forms are available from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credentialing, 1400 E. Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or from the department's website at: http://dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 195.11(4) (4) The ringside physician shall review all documents provided by contestants regarding medical examinations and laboratory results and examine each contestant as appropriate in his or her judgment including heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, vision and lungs. The ringside physician shall certify as fit those contestants whose physical condition appears satisfactory for completion and shall disqualify others. The results of the examination shall be recorded on a form provided by the department and submitted by the ringside physician to the inspector.
SPS 195.11 Note Note: Forms are available from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, Division of Professional Credentialing, 1400 E. Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708, or from the department's website at: http://dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 195.11(5) (5) A contestant who has been knocked out or injured in a bout which was terminated by a referee shall undergo a thorough physical examination by a physician licensed in accordance with ch. 448, Stats., and be certified fit to participate in a competitive mixed martial arts contest. If a contestant has been knocked out or injured by a head blow, a medical suspension is required under s. SPS 196.02.
SPS 195.11(6) (6) Female contestants shall submit to a pregnancy test conducted under the supervision of the inspector or ringside physician at their pre-bout physical examination, pursuant to s. 444.095 (3) (b) 3., Stats.
SPS 195.11 History History: EmR1032: emerg. cr., eff. 9-1-10; CR 10-102: cr. Register April 2011 No. 664, eff. 5-1-11; correction in (1) (intro.), (5) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
SPS 195.12 SPS 195.12 Types of bout results. A mixed martial arts contest may end under any of the following results:
SPS 195.12(1) (1) Submission:
SPS 195.12(1)(a) (a) Tap out is when a contestant physically uses their hands to indicate that they no longer wish to continue.
SPS 195.12(1)(b) (b) Verbal tap out is when a contestant verbally announces to the referee that they do not wish to continue.
SPS 195.12(2) (2) Knock-out ("KO") is a failure to rise from the floor.
SPS 195.12(3) (3) Technical knock-out ("TKO") is any of the following:
SPS 195.12(3)(a) (a) The referee stops the bout because the contestant can no longer defend themselves.
SPS 195.12(3)(b) (b) The ringside physician advises the referee to stop the bout.
SPS 195.12(3)(c) (c) An injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate the bout.
SPS 195.12(4) (4) Decision via scorecards:
SPS 195.12(4)(a) (a) Unanimous is when all 3 judges score the bout for the same contestant.
SPS 195.12(4)(b) (b) Split decision is when 2 judges score the bout for one contestant and one judge scores for the opponent.
SPS 195.12(4)(c) (c) Majority decision is when 2 judges score the bout for the same contestant and one judge scores the bout a draw.
SPS 195.12(5) (5) Draw:
SPS 195.12(5)(a) (a) Unanimous is when all 3 judges score the bout a draw.
SPS 195.12(5)(b) (b) Majority is when 2 judges score the bout a draw.
SPS 195.12(5)(c) (c) Split is when all 3 judges score a bout differently.
SPS 195.12(6) (6) Disqualification is when an injury sustained during competition as a result of an intentional foul is severe enough to terminate the contest.
SPS 195.12(7) (7) Forfeit is when a contestant fails to begin competition or prematurely ends the contest for reasons other than injury or indicating a tap out.
SPS 195.12(8) (8) Technical draw:
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