ONE FC Announces Mitch Chilson vs. Shannon Wiratchai Declared No Contest After Review
By FCF Staff
ONE FC’s rules regarding soccer kicks have garnered plenty of attention following its August 31st event, and today the promotion has announced that Shannon Wiratchai’s bout with Mitch Chilson has been declared a no contest due to the illegal use of the technique.
Wiratchai was originally credited with a TKO win at “Pride of a Nation”, however, after further review:
ONE FC Officials have decided that Wiratchai landed an illegal leg kick to a grounded Chilson in round two and referee Moritaka Oshiro incorrectly stopped the fight as he determined at that point that Chilson could not properly defend himself. This win for Wiratchai has now been reversed and this fight will now be officially ruled as a no contest.
The promotion also announced earlier this week that it has adopted the PRIDE rules regarding soccer kicks and that it’s “open attack” rules will no longer be utilized. As a result, fighters will no longer need permission from the referee prior to kicking a downed opponent.
The “open-attack” rules were behind the controversial ending to Andrei Arlovski’s fourth bout with Tim Sylvia, which was also declared a no contest. After Arlovski floored Sylvia with three punch combination he proceeded to kick the heavyweight twice in the head before getting permission from referee Yuji Shimada.
ONE FC’s upcoming “Rise of the Kings” event on October 6th will feature the PRIDE soccer kick rules.