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ABOUT US

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTING EVOLUTION

The Circle is a Martial Arts tournament developed by International Fighting Evolution S.L. (IFE). In order to create an innovative format, we grouped the talent of a professional team with a solid background in television production and the Martial Arts sector

Our goal is to spread the positive values of Martial Arts to a wide audience in order to contribute to the diffusion of a more adequate and fairer image of Martial Arts. We want to show the world the true face of this sport, the one that rejects violent stereotypes so often attached to it. Not only do Martial Arts provide body training but they are also a part of a long tradition that focuses on the ethical development of its practitioners. Accordingly, true fighters are those who stand out for the development of their virtues, qualities both addressed to themselves and at the service of those around them.

We aim to show the human side of Martial Arts, resulting in a championship that perfectly combines show and values. From this perspective, our athletes will do their best to compete as a team, so they will no longer depend only on their individual talent but they will have also to rely on the strength of the team as a whole.

Moved by these principles, we offer the spectators a championship with the power to both seduce new audiences and engage old fans. Sixteen countries that will give their best to build together a unique show. Welcome to The Circle.


A CLASH OF NATIONS

THE CIRCLE IS AN INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT WHERE SIXTEEN COUNTRIES WILL BATTLE TO EARN THE TITLE OF 'THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD'.  

Rules

We want to go a step further among Stand Up Martial Arts. We seek to give high striking freedom with the possibility of performing amazing throws and takedowns. Attractive rules for those who want to enjoy Combat Sports from an innovative point of view. The features are the following:

TIME:

  • 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes.
  • 1 Minute interval between rounds.

 COMBAT AREA:

A seven meters diameter ring designed and manufactured especially for THE CIRCLE.

 GLOVES:

  • 10oz for Welterweight and Middleweight.
  • 8oz for Lightweight and Bantamweight.

WEIGHT:

The day of the event, fighters must not weigh more than 3Kg above the upper limit of their weight class.

VALID FIGHTING TECHNIQUES:

Punches – Straight, Hook, Uppercut, Spinning Backfist.

Kicks – Low kicks outside and inside the leg, Calf Kicks, Front Kicks, Middle Kicks, High Kicks, Side Kicks, Back Kicks, Spinning Back Kicks, Jumping Kicks.

Knees – To legs, chest and head: Front Knees, Side Knees, Jumping Knees.

Sweeps – Leg sweeps.

Throws and Takedowns – Neck-toss, Hip-toss, Hip throws, Back Drop, Single Leg Takedown, Double Leg Takedown. Important notes: 1) It’s not allowed to place a knee on the ground. 2) Throws and takedowns are limited to three per round.

Clinch – active clinch allowed up to 3-5 seconds. Important note: Passive clinch will be immediately stopped by the referee.