14B NCAC 10 .0801          Weigh inS-mIXED MARTIAL ARTS

The mixed martial arts weigh-ins shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of 14B NCAC 10 .0501, except for the following:

(1)           Contestants shall be classified by weight and may fight above or below his or her weight class in accordance with this Item. The maximum amount of weight difference between the two contestants shall be decided by the lower weight class. A contestant shall not be permitted to compete if the difference in weight between the contestants exceeds the difference shown in the following schedule:


Weight class





Straw weight

115 pounds or less

3 pounds


116 to125 pounds

3 pounds


126 to 135 pounds

3 pounds


136 to 145 pounds

5 pounds


146 to 155 pounds

5 pounds


156 to 170 pounds

5 pounds


171 to 185 pounds

7 pounds

Light Heavyweight

186 to 205 pounds

7 pounds


206 to 265 pounds

7 pounds

Super Heavyweight

over 265 pounds

no limit


(2)           If the weight of any contestant fails to meet the weigh parameters as set forth in Item (1) of this Rule at the time of the official weigh-in, he or she shall have two additional hours to meet the weight parameters provided that:

(a)           No contestant, weighing 145 pounds or less, may lose more than two pounds in less than 12 hours before a contest.

(b)           No contestant, weighing more than 145 pounds or less than 186 pounds, may lose more than three pounds in less than 12 hours before a contest.

(c)           No contestant weighing more than 186 pounds may lose more than four pounds in less than 12 hours before a contest.

(d)           Contestants may not gain weight after the official weigh-ins have begun to make weight parameters during the time of weigh-ins.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-652.1;

Eff. March 1, 2008;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 12 .0801 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2017;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.