Event Questions

Question: What are the ring /cage requirements?

Answer: For Boxing & Kick Boxing see NAC 467.442
For MMA see NAC 467.7952

Question: What types/brands of gloves are approved for boxing and kick boxing?

Answer: All boxing/kickboxing gloves must be professional grade, thumb attached. Adidas Pro, Century, Ediroc fka Fuel, Everlast, Everlast Elite MX, Fairtex, Grant, Hit Hard, Holl In Corp., Lonsdale, Reebok, Reyes, Ringside, Rival RF2, Title Pro Mex, Winning, King fka Twins

Question: What types/brands of gloves are approved for mixed martial arts (MMA)?

Answer: All MMA gloves must be professional grade. Century , Everlast MMA Grappling, Fairtex, fromA, Kikskin, Combat Sports International, Throwdown, Ouano, PrimeTime Level 4, Society Nine

Question: What are the hand wrapping rules?

Answer: See NAC 467.432

Question: What size gloves do I have to wear in competition?

Athletes (boxers/kick boxers) weighing-in up to and including 135 pounds must wear 8 oz gloves in competition, while athletes weighing-in over 135 pounds (junior welterweight class and above) must wear 10 oz gloves in competition.  However, athletes weighing-in over 135 but more than 147 may wear 8 oz gloves in competition if both athletes agree to do so in writing on their bout agreement(contract).

Question: Do you have a procedure for gloves for a championship title or special event fight?

Answer:  See our Glove Procedure.

Question: What cut solutions or hemostatic dressings are legal in Nevada?

Answer: Legal cut solutions are Aventine, Thrombin and Adrenalin(epinephrine) 1/1000.  
Legal hemostatic dressings are Celox, QuikClot, Qwik-AID and Microfibrillar Surgicel.  Please remember to make sure that the contestant upon whom any cut solution or hemostatic dressing will be applied is not allergic to that cut solution or hemostatic dressing.

Question: May a kickboxer use Thai liniment before a bout?

Answer: Unlike in boxing and mixed martial arts, the use of Thai liniment is permissible to apply to a kickboxer before a kickboxing bout, but may be applied only to the kickboxer’s lower body.  Thai liniment (such as Namman Muay) is a specific item and should not be confused with other oils, greases, ointments, balms or butters, such as Tiger Balm, IcyHot or Cocoa Butter.  If it is to be used, Thai liniment must be applied in the kickboxer’s dressing room or elsewhere backstage before the bout, and may not be reapplied after the kickboxer leaves the dressing room.  The Thai liniment should be completely dried before the kickboxer enters the ring for competition.  It is at the referee's discretion if a kickboxer has used an excessive amount of liniment.  The referee may make the kickboxer wipe off the liniment if there is an excessive amount.

Question: Can you explain the common Mixed Martial Arts fouls, submissions, the stand-up rule and judging criteria?

Answer:  Click here for MMA Explanations

Question: Do I have to weigh in at the weight listed on my bout agreement/contract?

Answer: You can weigh-in one pound over the weight listed on your bout agreement/contract.  Unless you are fighting for a championship fight in which the sanctioning body requires otherwise, OR the promoter has written MAX after the weight on the contract.  See NAC 467.522 1(b)

Question: How many corner people can I have?

Answer: Non-championship fights - Three        Championship fights - Four

Question: What drinks are allowed in the corner during a fight?

Answer: Water and electrolyte drinks are allowed in the corner.  Any electrolyte drink must be brought to the arena in factory-sealed, plastic bottles.  Moreover, a contestant must provide the Commission and its staff with information about the requested drink in sufficient time to make a determination as to whether the drink is approvable (e.g., no stimulants, alcohol, drugs, or other questionable ingredients, etc.).   Examples of electrolyte drinks that have been approved include Pedialyte, Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Option, Gatorade, Powerade and Propel.  Energy drinks and soft drinks are not allowed in the corner.