Expect more Malaysian MMA champions 2 to 3 years from now!
Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) will be the first largest All-Malaysian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Amateur Tournament in Malaysia. MIMMA aims to nurture and grow local talents from the MMA scene by preparing a platform for amateurs to contend and put their highly honed skills and countless hours of dedicated training to the test. The tournament will consists of 7 different weight classes which are Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight.
The fighting championship will be opened to all Malaysian citizens from 18 years old and above. MIMMA will also be featuring the largest prize money ever for a local tournament which is worth up to RM150,000 in total!
Hundreds of participants will be seen taking part in this tournament to prove themselves in the MMA scene. You could very well be one of them or come as an audience to come support your favorite fighter.
The event will take place as the schedule below:
|6th Feb||Press Conference||Double Tree by Hilton|
|23rd & 24th Feb||Tryouts||Paradigm Mall|
|23rd & 24th March||Ladder Match||Paradigm Mall|
|20th & 21st April||Quarter Finals||Kuala Lumpur|
|18th May||Semi Finals||Kuala Lumpur|
|15th June||Grand Finals||Kuala Lumpur|
Malaysian Invasion MMA Fighting Championship (MIMMA FC) uses the Global MMA Rule Set that blends the best of Asian (Pride FC, Dream FC) and Non-Asian (UFC, Bellator) Rules. It is also similar to the rules formed by Asia’s Largest MMA Organisation, ONE Fighting Championship, but tweaked for Amateur Level of Competition
Amateur Non-Title Fights: 3 rounds X 3 minutes with a 1 minute break in between rounds
Amateur Title Fights: 5 rounds X 3 minutes with a 1 minute break in between rounds
Pro Non-Title Fights: 3 rounds X 5 minutes with a 1 minute break in between rounds
Pro Title Fights: 5 rounds X 5 minutes with a 1 minute break in between rounds
(Pro Fights are in future plans; MIMMA FC is currently an Amateur Championship)
Methods to Attain Victory
- Knockout (KO)
- Verbal Tapout
- Technical Knockout / Referee Stoppage (TKO)
- Cornerman Requests a Stoppage (Throwing in Towel)
Decision Win – 3 judges will score the bout in it’s entirety. MIMMA Judging Criteria is in descending order of importance to determine the winner of the bout
MIMMA JUDGING CRITERIA
Malaysian Invasion MMA Fighting Championship (MIMMA FC) uses the Global MMA Rule considering the following criteria
- Near KO or Submission
- Damage (Internal, Accumulated, Superficial)
- Striking combinations and cage generalship (Ground control, Superior Positioning)
- Earned takedowns or takedown defense
- Striking including kicks, punches to the head, body and legs are allowed; knees to the body and legs are allowed (with exception to illegal targets listed in “Fouls/Illegal Issues”).
- Clinching and standing submissions are legal.
- Knees to the head is illegal and not permitted.
- All elbow and forearm strikes are illegal and not permitted.
- Fighters are considered grounded when they have any part of their body other than the soles of their feet touching the ground. For example: A fighter with one or both hands touching the ground is “grounded”. A fighter with one or both knees touching the ground is “grounded”.
- All hand strikes including punches to the head, body and legs are legal.
- A fighter may kick or stomp to the body and legs of a grounded opponent.
- Upkicks not allowed when opponent is grounded. Opponent is considered grounded when any part of the body besides the sole of the feet are touching the ground.
- Submissions are legal.
- Soccer kicks to the head of a grounded fighter are illegal and not permitted.
- Stomps to the head are illegal and not permitted.
- Heel hooks are illegal and not permitted.
- Fighters must demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.
- No heel hooks
- No elbow strikes of any kind
- No forearm strikes of any kind
- No kneeing to the head of a standing and grounded opponent
- No biting
- No eye gouging of any kind
- No orifice insertion (fish hooking nose and mouth), including cuts.
- No head butting
- No hair pulling
- No striking the groin
- No small joint manipulation (control of 3 digits minimum is required)
- No strikes to the throat
- No grabbing the trachea
- No pinching, twisting or clawing the flesh.
- No striking to the back of the head, neck or spine.
- No striking an opponent who is under the care of the referee or doctor
- No striking an opponent between rounds or after the final bell
- No stomping the head of a grounded opponent.
- No throwing an opponent out/over the cage.
- No spiking/pile driving an opponent onto his/her neck or head
- No holding or grabbing an opponent’s gloves or shorts.
- No grabbing or holding onto the cage.
- No spitting
- No piercings, jewellery or contact lenses may be worn during the fight.
- No deliberately disregarding the referee’s instructions.
- No deliberately avoiding contact (consistently dropping mouthguard or running away is considered timidity).
- No interference by the corner (distracting the referee)
- No Vaseline, liniments, body grease, gels, balms, lotions, oils, or other substances may be applied to the hair, face or body of a fighter by the cornerman, or any person other than the official MIMMA FC Cutman. The official MIMMA FC Cutman will apply Vaseline to the facial area at cageside.
- Excessive amount of water “dumped” on a fighter to make him/her slippery is illegal.
- Fighters may not consume any energy drinks. Water is the only beverage allowed for consumption prior to and during the fight.
- Unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated, including swearing or abusive language towards another fighter, a fight team, the referee, a judge, any official or staff of MIMMA FC. If unsportsmanlike behaviour occurs during a fight, the referee can stop the bout, penalize by yellow card deduction, or disqualify the offending fighter and have the fight team removed from the arena.
For more information, visit MIMMA’s official website here!