- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
There would have to be a point system, as well. But, with the emphasis on pins AND submissions, there would be little camping out. Where matches tend to stall, particularly in the upper weights, is when one guy is resting and defending in a bad position, such as under mount or in side control. With the potential of winning via a pin, it forces the opponent on the bottom to work diligently to escape and re-establish guard or reverse the opponent.What about the point system though? I wonder how all of these grappling approaches would compromise on this? I would love to see a sub/pin only event, but I think that is unrealistic.
Coming up with a point system would be a relatively simple matter, I think. I'd propose the following:
2 points for a takedown.
2 points for your opponent if you pull guard (basically ceding the takedown)
2 for Knee on Belly
3 for passing guard.
4 for mount
4 for back control
I'd look to the Abu Dhabi tournaments as a guide for allowed/not allowed submissions. Off the top of my head, I'd allow heel hooks, knee bars and toe holds, along with calf and bicep cutters.
In fact, about the only submission I'd recommend banning would be neck cranks.