Dana White Explains the Rules of Power Slap

With any new sport, you have to have rules! Here's Dana to explain how Power Slap works.

With any new sport, you have to have rules! Here’s Dana White to explain how the rules for Power Slap are going to work.

Who Strikes First?

A coin toss or seeding method will determine who gets to elect to slap or defend first.

The Clock

30 seconds to slap. 30 seconds to recover. Repeat.


Mens and Womens division.

Weight Classes

Consistent with MMA.


The number of rounds depends on the format, with the minimum being 3.

In each round, both competitors have the opportunity to deliver a single strike to their opponent’s face. And the obligation to receive their opponent’s strike in return.

Method of Victory

KO, TKO and points.

Like boxing and MMA, Power Slap judging is based on a “10-point must system,” with a round winner scoring 10 points and the opponent scoring 9 or fewer. 

Judging criteria is based on the strikers effectiveness, as well as the defender’s reaction and recovery time.


Striker fouls include clubbing, stepping, illegal wind-up and delay of game.

Defender fouls include flinching, blocking and delay of game.

Foul consequences include warnings, point deduction, loss of strike, re-strike and disqualification.

The complete Power Slap rule set will be posted shortly. Check back soon!