OAR 230-140-0580
When a Competitor is Deemed Down

(1) If a competitor has only a single hand down and the soles of their feet touching the fighting floor then they are considered a standing fighter (not grounded). To be considered a grounded competitor EITHER both hands (palms or fists) need to be down and/or any body part(s) other than the soles of the feet are touching the fighting area floor. Any time a knee, arm, hip, buttocks, back, chest, head, leg etc. is in contact with the fighting area floor that competitor is considered grounded.
(2) A competitor is considered down or grounded if both hands (palms or fists), and/or any other body part must be touching the floor. A single knee, arm, makes the fighter grounded without having to have any other body part in touch with the floor.

Source: Rule 230-140-0580 — When a Competitor is Deemed Down, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=230-140-0580.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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