Slap Fighting

The Nevada State Athletic Commission determined that “Slap Fighting” contests or exhibitions feature blows struck which may reasonably be expected to inflict injury, therefore it qualifies as unarmed combat as defined in NRS 467.0107 and thus falls under the jurisdiction of the Nevada Athletic Commission pursuant to NRS 467.070. The Commission voted unanimously in this determination at the duly noticed public meeting on October 18, 2022. Effective immediately, all slap fighting contests or exhibitions require approval by the Nevada Athletic Commission and must comply with all regulatory requirements. For additional information regarding licensing and event requirements please contact our office at (702) 486-2575, or via email at