MMA fans who prefer their sport a tad on the extreme side will undoubtedly be delighted by the Sept. 3 report that One FC has adopted full Pride FC rules on soccer kicks.
The original One FC rules mandated that the referee must signal an "open attack" before a fighter could kick a downed opponent, but the new rule allows for combatants to throw soccer kicks and face stomps without the "OK" sign from the ref, and as soon as the action hits the ground.
The ruling comes in the wake of the scandalous ending to the Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia fight on Aug. 31, as that bout was ruled a 'No Contest' after Arlovski knocked out his opponent with soccer kicks before the ref could signal the "open attack" sign.
Arlovski and Sylvia have agreed to meet for a fifth time, and their next meeting will have the old Pride rules on soccer kicks fully implemented.
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