Primetime Fighting Championship

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Primetime Fighting Championships is a mixed martial arts event, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Mixed martial arts is a hybrid combat sport, incorporating all aspects of combat, not withstanding wrestling, judo, kickboxing, muay thai, boxing, brazilian jiu-jitsu and other various disciplines.

Primetime FC's inaugural event took place on the 30th of May, 2008 - at the Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, Indiana. 

Professional Rules
Professional bouts will be fought using the unified MMA rules. Title fights will consist of five, five minute rounds. While non title fights will consist of three, five minute rounds. Weigh ins will be conducted the eve of the day before the event. Non-title bouts will be given a one pound allowance. Failure to make weight will result in disqualification or deductions from fighter's purse.

The following acts are considered fouls inside the PrimetimeFC cage:

* Headbutting
* Eye Gouging
* Hair pulling
* Biting
* Fish-Hooking
* Attacking the groin
* Strikes to the back of the head, spinal area and kidneys
* Strikes to, or grabs of the trachea
* Small Joint Manipulation (you must have control of three or more fingers/toes)
* Intentionally throwing your opponent out of the cage
* Running out of the cage
* Purposely holding the cage fence
* Kneeing the head of a downed opponent
* Kicking the head of a downed opponent
* Soccer style kicks
* Head stomps
* No ceiling to floor (12-6) elbow strikes are allowed
* No slamming an opponent directly onto their head/neck
* No insertion of any digit into any of your opponents bodily orifices
* You may grab your OWN shorts/glove at any time, however grabbing your opponents gloves/shorts is prohibited

Amateur Rules
Amateur bouts will be fought using altered unified MMA rules. Title fights will consist of five, four minute rounds with a rest period of ninety seconds. While non-title fights will consist of three, four minute rounds with a rest period of ninety seconds.

Weigh ins for amateurs will be the day of the event at the venue upon checking in. This decision has been made with the fighters safety being considered. At the amateur level, fighters need to be concentrating on cage time, technique and form. They do not need to be worrying about the other fighter considerably out-weighing them on fight night. Each fighter will be allowed a two pound allowance.

The following acts are considered fouls for amateurs inside the Primetime FC cage.

* Headbutting
* Eye Gouging
* Hair pulling
* Biting
* Fish-Hooking
* Attacking the groin
* Strikes to the back of the head, spinal area and kidneys
* Strikes to, or grabs of the trachea
* Small Joint Manipulation (you must have control of three or more fingers/toes)
* Intentionally throwing your opponent out of the cage
* Running out of the cage
* Purposely holding the cage fence
* Kneeing the head of a downed opponent
* Kicking the head of a downed opponent
* Soccer style kicks
* Head stomps
* No ceiling to floor (12-6) elbow strikes are allowed
* No slamming an opponent directly onto their head/neck
* No insertion of any digit into any of your opponents bodily orifices
* You may grab your OWN shorts/glove at any time, however grabbing your opponents gloves/shorts is prohibited

Weight Classes

These are the official weight-classes for Primetime Fighting Championships. Weights are listed in both pounds and kilograms. The listed weights are *including and up to*.

Flyweight (125lbs/57kg)
Bantamweight (135lbs/61kg)
Featherweight (145lbs/66kg)
Lightweight (155lbs/70kg)
Welterweight (170lbs/77kg)
Middleweight (185lbs/84kg)
Light Heavyweight (205lbs/93kg)
Heavyweight (265lbs/120kg)
Super Heavyweight (265lbs+/120kg+)