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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-29-2007, 12:04 PM
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I was wrong! I looked it up and here is what wikopedia says anyway.

Old rules

Aside from the common-sense rules (no biting, no eye-gouging, etc) the rules were pretty much as follows:

* No elbows to the head (neither standing nor on the ground).
* No closed-fist strikes to the head (neither standing nor on the ground).
* No knees to the head on the ground.
* No kicks/stomps to the head on the ground.
* If you get too close to the ropes, you are stood back up on the feet as opposed to PRIDE's recentering in the middle of the ring.
* Non-title matches=One 15 minute round; Title matches=One 30 minute round.
* If you are caught in a submission and you tap out (whether you can't reach the ropes or the submission is just too tight) you lose.
* Five "escapes" are given to each fighter at the start of every match. An escape can be used if you are caught in a submission near the ropes, in which case you can grab them and you will be stood back up on your feet and will have one point deducted. Once you have used all of your escapes, you lose.
* For knockdowns, a ten-count similar to boxing and kickboxing is used. If the fighter is unable to answer the ten-count, it is declared a TKO and that fighter has lost the fight. However, if the fighter is able to answer the ten-count, the fight resumes and one point is deducted from them the same way it would be if they were to have grabbed the ropes while in a submission.
* If at the end of regulation neither fighter has been knocked out, submitted, or lost all their points, a decision is rendered based on who lost less points (which is what it means on the fight finder when it says "Decision (Lost Points).") If neither fighter lost any points or they both lost the same number of points, the fight is declared a draw.
* In the 1994 King of Pancrase tournament, the rules were slightly different in that the first round had one 10 minute round and three rope escapes and the finals had one 20 minute round with three rope escapes.
* In the King of Pancrase tournament final, even though neither fighter lost any points at the end of regulation, because it was a championship match, they didn't want it to be a draw so they rendered a decision anyway.
* And one other sidenote: For a short period of time around when Bas was the King of Pancrase, heelhooks were banned because of the frequency of injuries.

Present-day rules

Today, Pancrase uses mixed martial arts rules similar to the ones in PRIDE FC and Shooto.
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The Feritta family paid $70million dollars for pride? Seems like they are doing rather well out of the fighters, perhaps they should get a pay rise.
Hell yeah, they all deserve more money!
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So could some please explain in deatil what he meant by unified rules.
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great news! i cant wait to see some of thee ufc vs pride fights, especially the heavyweights
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Wow!...UFC buys Pride out?

...No way...if this is true, holy cow. This could be epic.
Dana's wallet will fatten up like a turkey in September. The best thing about that is the division titles will become a hot potato...Pride has exceptional fighters, and American fans will see some amazing stuff. This merger could put MMA over the top... which will make MMA even bigger. Top Rank Boxing still is cool...but will be dwarfed by the UFC...cool..
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P.s.

...I think Dana has something special planned for Fedor's UFC debut...
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man, I wish it was the other way around. PrideFC is a much better organization with better fighters then UFC. They should be buying them out, too bad they're not good businessmen. Although I would like to see champs from both organizations fight each other, I would rather see Pride fighters jump ship and say f*** the UFC.
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...I think Dana has something special planned for Fedor's UFC debut...
like.....wrap his lips around Fedor's meat?
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Ive seen some UFC on blueyonder/virginmedia in the UK on a channel called "Bravo". I know there is a UFC gig on tonight but it doesnt seem to be on Bravo. Bravo is not pay-per-view but I definately saw the last UFC "Chuck Liddel vs the Huntingdon Beach Bad Boy" on it.
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The only thing is....Chuck vs. Tito was UFC 66. This upcoming event is UFC 69. The 66 was aired live last year.
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