By The Canadian Press on February 8, 2024.
A look at the world of Power Slap:
– Power Slaps bills itself as the “world’s premier slap-fighting organization.” It is sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and California State Athletic Commission. The competition was launched in November 2022 by UFC presidentDana White, former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and veteran reality TV producer Craig Piligian, in partnership with the UFC and its owner Endeavor, and produced by Pilgrim Media Group.
– Fights go a maximum of three rounds, with competitors standing facing each other. A coin toss determines who slaps first. In each round, a fighter delivers an open-handed slap to the face of his opponent – after informing the referee which hand they plan to use and how many windups they plan.
– Competitors receiving the slap have 30 seconds to recover and get back into fight position.
– If a match goes three rounds, it goes to the judges for decision.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2024