Rumble on the Rock

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Rumble on the Rock
IndustrySports promotion
Founded2002[1]
FounderSadaharu Tanikawa
(President of FEG)
HeadquartersHawaii, United States
ParentFighting and Entertainment Group
Rumble World Entertainment

Rumble on the Rock (also known as K-1 Rumble on the Rock) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company in promotion with K-1 and operated by Fighting and Entertainment Group and Rumble World Entertainment. Headquartered Hawaii, Rumble on the Rock was formed in 2002 and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts with events structured around tournaments.[2][3]

Rumble on the Rock has held over 30 events and presided nearly 300 matches highlighting some of the best international talent, establishing and enhancing the careers of top ranked fighters including Anderson Silva, B.J. Penn, Takanori Gomi, Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, Carlos Condit, Chael Sonnen, Rodrigo Gracie, Ricco Rodriguez, Yushin Okami, Frank Trigg, Royler Gracie, Dave Menne, Matt Lindland, Thales Leites, and more.[4][5]

History[edit]

Rules[edit]

Rumble on the Rock's rules are based upon the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts that were originally established by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and modified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.[6] These rules have been adopted across the US in other states that regulate mixed martial arts. As a result, they have become the standard de facto set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the US and for cage-based MMA worldwide.

All bouts are contested over three, five-minute rounds, with the exception of five-round championship bouts. There is a one-minute rest period in-between rounds. As per the Unified Rules of MMA, Rumble on the Rock only allows competitors to fight in approved shorts, without shoes or any other sort of foot padding. Fighters must use approved light gloves (4-6 ounces) that allow fingers to grab. The referee has the right to stop the fighters and stand them up if they reach a stalemate on the ground (where neither are in a dominant position nor working toward one) after a verbal warning.

Match outcome[edit]

Matches usually end via:

  • Submission: a fighter taps on the mat or his opponent three times (or more) or verbally submits.
  • Knockout: a fighter falls from a legal blow and is either unconscious or unable to immediately continue.
  • Technical Knockout: stoppage of the fight by the referee if it is determined a fighter cannot "intelligently defend" himself or by ringside doctor due to injury.
  • Judges' Decision: Depending on scoring, a match may end as:
    • unanimous decision (all three judges score a win for one fighter),
    • split decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with the third for the other),
    • majority decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with one for a draw),
    • unanimous draw (all three judges score a draw),
    • majority draw (two judges score a draw).
    • split draw (the total points for each fighter is equal)

A fight can also end in a technical decision, technical draw, disqualification, forfeit or no contest.

Judging criteria[edit]

The ten-point must system is used for all Rumble on the Rock bouts; three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points, the loser nine points or less. If the round is even, both fighters receive ten points. The decision is announced at the end of the match but the judge's scorecards are not announced.

Fouls[edit]

The following are considered fouls in Rumble on the Rock:

  1. Butting with the head.
  2. Eye gouging of any kind.
  3. Biting.
  4. Hair pulling.
  5. Groin attacks of any kind.
  6. Fish hooking, gouging as in self-defense and some martial arts.
  7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
  8. Small joint manipulation.
  9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
  10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
  11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
  12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
  13. Grabbing the clavicle.
  14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
  15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
  16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
  17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
  18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver (professional wrestling))
  19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
  20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
  21. Spitting at an opponent.
  22. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
  23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
  24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
  25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
  26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
  27. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
  28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
  29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
  30. Interference by the corner.
  31. Throwing in the towel during competition.

When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional. If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.

Rumble on the Rock champions[edit]

Class Upper weight limit Champion Event Date
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) United States Jake Shields
def. Carlos Condit
Rumble on the Rock 9
Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
April 21, 2006
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) United States B.J. Penn
def. Takanori Gomi
Rumble on the Rock 4
Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
October 10, 2003

Tournament champions[edit]

Event Date Division Winner Runner-up
Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 Welterweight United States Jake Shields United States Carlos Condit

Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Tournament bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
United States Jake Shields DEC
 
 
 
United States Dave Menne 15:00
 
United States Jake Shields DEC
 
 
 
Japan Yushin Okami 15:00
 
Japan Yushin Okami DQ
 
 
 
Brazil Anderson Silva 2:33
 
United States Jake Shields DEC
 
 
 
United States Carlos Condit 15:00
 
United States Ronald Jhun 15:00
 
 
 
United States Frank Trigg DEC
 
United States Frank Trigg 1:22
 
 
 
United States Carlos Condit SUB
 
Brazil Renato Verissimo 0:17
 
 
United States Carlos Condit TKO
 

Events[edit]

# Event Title Date Location
33 Rumble World Entertainment - Just Scrap 19 January 19, 2013 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
32 Rumble World Entertainment - Just Scrap: Maui 2 September 8, 2012 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
31 Rumble World Entertainment - Just Scrap 15 January 14, 2012 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
30 Rumble World Entertainment - Just Scrap 14 October 15, 2011 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
29 Rumble on the Rock - BJ Penn Presents: Just Scrap August 7, 2010 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
28 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 10 June 13, 2009 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
27 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown Tournament December 21, 2008 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
26 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 9 October 18, 2008 Hawaii, United States
25 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 8 August 9, 2008 Hawaii, United States
24 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 7 June 28, 2008 Hawaii, United States
23 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 6 February 16, 2008 Hawaii, United States
22 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 5 September 28, 2007 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
21 Rumble on the Rock - Just Scrap September 1, 2007 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
20 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 4 July 14, 2007 Hawaii, United States
19 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 3 May 5, 2007 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
18 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 2 October 21, 2006 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
17 Rumble on the Rock - Beatdown 1 June 17, 2006 Hawaii, United States
16 Rumble on the Rock 9 April 21, 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
15 Rumble on the Rock 8 January 20, 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
14 Rumble on the Rock - Just Scrap November 5, 2005 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
13 Rumble on the Rock - Showdown in Maui October 7, 2005 Maui, Hawaii, United States
12 Rumble on the Rock - Qualifiers September 17, 2005 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
11 Rumble on the Rock - Proving Grounds 4 July 9, 2005 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
10 Rumble on the Rock 7 May 7, 2005 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
9 Rumble on the Rock - Proving Grounds 3 March 11, 2005 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
8 Rumble on the Rock 6 November 20, 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
7 Rumble on the Rock - Proving Grounds 2 September 18, 2004 Kona District, Hawaii, United States
6 Rumble on the Rock 5 May 7, 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
5 Rumble on the Rock - Proving Grounds 1 December 27, 2003 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
4 Rumble on the Rock 4 October 10, 2003 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
3 Rumble on the Rock 3 August 9, 2003 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
2 Rumble on the Rock 2 March 15, 2003 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
1 Rumble on the Rock 1 December 28, 2002 Hilo, Hawaii, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RUMBLE ON THE ROCK". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "RUMBLE ON THE ROCK". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Rumble On The Rock Press Release". MMA Weekly.
  4. ^ "RUMBLE ON THE ROCK". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "RUMBLE WORLD ENTERTAINMENT". Sherdog.com.
  6. ^ NSAC Regulations: CHAPTER 467 - UNARMED COMBAT. Nevada State Athletic Commission. Retrieved 4 October 2006

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