20 Oct 2012 13:15:28 PM
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Vale Tudo legend Rickson Gracie is partnering with a new MMA organization in Brazil, y’all, and he’s putting his own unique stamp on the format and rules. Some are new ideas, many are ones tried before and at least one is just kinda weird.
Our friends over at GracieMag have the full story on the new Mestre do Combate, debuting November 22nd. Below we have some of the highlights.
Teams - Rickson’s organization will use a team format of some sort, akin to what the now defunct IFL used.
Rounds - There will just be two, like in the old Pride non title bouts. The first round will be ten minutes and the second will be five.
Cannot be saved by the bell - So this is interesting. “Fighters will not have the luxury of being saved by the bell: if a submission hold is in place when the bell sounds, they will have to defend or tap out first for the fight to end,” GracieMag reports. What do you think of this rule, nation? I think its a compelling idea, even if it could lead to some messy and uneven arbitrary implementation.Read More ADD COMMENTS (16) DIGG THIS