ONE Championship™ uses the Global MMA Rule Set which blends a combination of Best Practices from Asian and Non-Asian Rules.
Each bout will be 3 rounds x 5 minutes per round with a 1 minute break in between rounds.
Championship bouts will be 5 rounds x 5 minutes per round with a 1 minute break in between rounds.
A victory is attained by one of the following ways:
In the event that a bout goes the distance, it will go to a judges’ decision.The 3 judges will score the bout in its entirety, not round-by-round. Judges will utilize the ONE judging criteria in descending order of importance to determine the winner of the bout.
1) Striking including kicks, knees, punches, forearm and elbow strikes to the head, body and legs are allowed. With exception to illegal targets including
- Back of head, neck or spine
- Small joint manipulation
2) Clinching and standing submissions
- All takedowns are legal but must not result in spiking or pile driver to the head or neck
A fighter is considered grounded when they have any part of their body other than the soles of their feet touching the ground