Legend contest rules are based on the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. The high-level rules are as follows:

ROUND LENGTH

Contests are three rounds, of five minutes duration, with a one minute rest period between rounds.

COMPETITION AREA

A standard professional mixed martial arts ring with 5 ropes.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Athletes must wear hand wraps, hand tape, a mouthpiece, a groin protector, gloves weighing four ounces, and mixed martial arts shorts. Additional equipment is prohibited during competition, including gis, shirts, shoes, elbow or knee pads, and athletic tape.

WINNING

Athletes may win the contest by knock-out, submission, technical knockout (e.g. referee stoppage), or decision. Contests going all three rounds will go to a judges’ decision.