Duel for Domination was started back in 2011 with one goal in mind. To put on top MMA shows and treat the combatants with the care and respect they deserve. We host our events out of the Arizona Event Center,, a world class venue that has a capacity of over 4000 people located in Mesa, Arizona, the countries 35 largest city. All of our events are sanctioned and officiated by the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission. We use top notch individuals for matchmaking, promotions, management and branding. We only work with strategic partners that share our same vision.

We look forward to seeing you at our numerous contests throughout the years and will strive to do our very best for entertaining, high energy events.

What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts, also known as “MMA”, is a combat sport that includes a combination of mixed martial art styles. Striking, grappling, takedowns, throws, and submission holds are all allowed in competitive MMA. Successful MMA fighters typically cross-train in boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and other martial arts to develop a broad range of skills for the competitive arena. Many martial art styles, including Sambo, Judo, and Shooto, are commonly used at MMA events.

MMA Photo

What are the weight classes of MMA?
How large is the fighting area?
How long are MMA fights?
MMA fighters are divided into the following weight classes:
The fighting area canvas must be at least 18 by 18 feet and no larger than 32 feet by 32 feet. The canvas is padded with at least one inch layer of foam padding and is enclosed by a fence to prevent the fighter from breaking through onto the floor or spectators.
Non-title fights typically consist of 3 five-minute rounds, while title fights have 5 five minute rounds.
  Flyweight – 125 lbs
Bantamweight – 135 lbs
Featherweight – 145 lbs
Lightweight – 155 lbs
Welterweight – 170 lbs

Middleweight – 185 lbs
Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs
Heavyweight – 265 lbs
Super Heavyweight – No Limit
over 265 lbs

Are there any specific rules that MMA fighters must follow?
Yes, MMA sanctioning bodies have developed a list of acts and types of contact that are considered to be fouls in competitive MMA.
This list includes:
  • Butting with the head
  • Eye gouging of any kind
  • Biting
  • Hair pulling
  • Fishhooking
  • Groin attacks of any kind
  • Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent
  • Small joint manipulation
  • Striking to the spine or the back of the head
  • Striking downward using the point of the elbow
  • Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
  • Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
  • Grabbing the clavicle
  • Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
  • Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
  • Stomping a grounded opponent
  • Kicking to the kidney with the heel
  • Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
  • Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area
  • Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
  • Spitting at an opponent
  • Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent
  • Holding the ropes or the fence
  • Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area
  • Attacking an opponent on or during the break
  • Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the refere
  • Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat
  • Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
  • Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
  • Interference by the corner
  • Throwing in the towel during competition
  MMA Photo2
  How does a fighter win an MMA match?
There are eight ways for a fighter to win an MMA match.
Submission by:

(a) Physical tap out
(b) Verbal tap out
Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest
Decision via the scorecards, including:
(a) Unanimous decision
(b) Split decision
(c) Majority decision
(d) Draw, including:
Unanimous draw, Majority draw, Split draw,
Technical decision, Technical draw, Disqualification,
Forfeit, No contest


Who determines a winner?
Typically, three judges give points for each round. The winner of the round is generally given 10 points. The loser will get 9 points or fewer. These points are tallied when a winner must be determined via scorecard.
Can an MMA fight be stopped?
The referee and ringside physician are the only individuals allowed to enter the fighting area during competition and stop a fight.
Is MMA a safe sport?
Do MMA fighters wear boxing gloves?
Since the introduction of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, the overall injury rate in MMA competitions has declined dramatically. It is currently similar to that of boxing and other combat sports. As well, knockout rates are lower in MMA competition than in boxing, suggesting that there is less of a risk of traumatic brain injury when compared to other sports that involve striking.
Fighters wear gloves designed for MMA which are substantially more flexible and lighter than boxing gloves, usually weighing 4 ounces, compared to boxing gloves which can weigh up to 20 ounces.

Do MMA fighters wear any other type of protective gear?
Do all states allow MMA fights?
Currently, 45 states allow state-sanctioned MMA events. Only New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and Alaska have yet to pass legislation to allow MMA events.
Do other countries allow MMA Fights?
MMA is growing in popularity throughout the world with many countries now hosting MMA events including Canada, Japan, and the UK.
MMA fighters also wear mouth pieces and groin protectors.

Buy Tickets
1300 S. Country Club Drive, Suite 105
Mesa, Arizona 85210

PHONE: 480-779-7716 --FAX: 623-388-6668
Copyright ©2013 DUEL FOR DOMINATION All Rights Reserved