Using a somewhat confusing and different competition law, PRIDE FC keeps the audience with the fierce factor. Using radio, allowing soccer-kick and stomp, makes boxers dare not buy time by lying on the floor like their American counterparts.
In addition, the determination to keep the game rules for 10 minutes for the first half and 5 minutes for the second half also makes the fighters in PRIDE have to be extremely good physically. Or vice versa, they must find a way to knock down the opponent quickly in the first half to avoid exhaustion when the first 10 minutes have passed. Names like PRIDE like Fedor Emelianenko, Shogun Rua or Wanderlei Silva have become famous for such powerful and drastic fighting.
Formed quite late compared to PRIDE and UFC, ONE Championship is a rare event that resolutely holds back the blow to the opponent’s head while lying down. This also made a big impression when the tournament started the first events in 2011.
However, similar to the situation of UFC and PRIDE, ONE Championship also has to admit that violent images of kicks like soccer-kick and stomps are no longer appropriate. At ONE Championship 45 in 2016, this tournament officially kicked the opponent in the head when kicking out of the technical system. But in return, the boxers are still allowed to throw the knee in a similar position, this is considered the most obvious difference between the rules of the ONE and the UFC currently.
Over 25 years of existence, MMA is considered as a form of competition because of its openness. There is no standard technique that only forbids attacks, it is this element that creates unlimited diversity and development of MMA.
Besides the MMA rules that famous tournaments are using, there have been emerging MMA organizations such as IMMAF or GAMMA. Using a more restrictive, stricter set of rules for martial arts control, all under one common purpose, makes MMA more popular worldwide.