Dana White announces Power Slap league to air on TBS, clarifies rule set


Dana White’s Power Slap league will have a cable television home in 2023.

White revealed that Power Slap will air eight episodes on TBS starting in January during a New York press conference. In October, the Nevada Athletic Commission approved regulation of the league. Although the UFC president won’t be in charge of day-to-day operations and will not oversee them, he did state that similar medical testing will take place as for UFC fighters, and drug tests will also be conducted on competitors.

Additionally, the rules of the league were given to members of the media ahead of the press conference in the form of a glossary, which you can see below.

According to the Power Slap website ,, a coin toss determines whether the winner wants to receive or throw the first slap. There will be a 30 second clock to deliver the slap, and another 30 seconds for recovery. Three rounds is the minimum for any competition.

Victory will be determined via knockout, TKO, or by points — which, like MMA and boxing, will be based on a 10-point must system. The scoring will be determined by the effectiveness of each striker, as well as how quickly and efficiently the defender reacts. Matches can also be ruled a no contest, disqualification, or go to the judges for a technical decision if deemed necessary.

Fouls for striking include clubbing, stepping, illegal wind-up, and delay of game. Also, fighters must announce the hand that they are using and the time it takes for the slap. If a striker veers from the announcement, it will result in a penalty. Fouls against defenders can be taken for blocking or flinching during a game.

The penalties for fouls include warnings, point deductions, re-strikes, losses of strikes, or disqualification.

There will be weight classes for men and women who are selected to compete.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/11/11/23453758/dana-white-announces-power-slap-league-to-air-on-tbs-clarifies-rule-set?rand=96749