SFL FIGHT NIGHTS
2012 saw the launch of the first homegrown professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion in the Indian Subcontinent, the Super Fight League (SFL). Bill Dosanjh, a British business entrepreneur who has always been an avid follower and practitioner of combat sports from a very young age is SFL’s alma mater.
From 2012 – 2016, SFL staged 51 singular fight nights in USA, Middle East and Asia. During this journey, in 2015, SFL introduced team format in the fight nights.
SFL demonstrated a strong proof of concept through a successfully completed journey of 51 fight nights globally till 2016, before it re launched in league format in 2017.
The SFL fight nights were televised on Viacom 18’s Colors, Neo Sports, ESPN and Star Sports exhibiting strong performance across a multitude of social media and broadcasting KPIs including viewership, social media engagement and impressions.
Large multi-national corporations sponsored SFL Fight Nights and it also attained participation of leading Bollywood celebrities.
TEAM CONCEPT AND UNIQUE POINT SCORING SYSTEM
- THE FORMAT: 2 Teams with local talent with local fan base
- THE TEAMS: 6 Fighters across 6 weight categories (5 male; 1 female) and 6 back-ups. 6 bouts (3 rounds of 5 minutes each)
- POINTS SCORING SYSTEM: Exciting and unique point scoring system deciding the outcome of each fight
DRAW=+1 TO EACH
When all three judges score the contest a draw
When two judges score the contest a draw
When all three judges score differently
REFEREE DECISION = +3 TO THE WINNER
When Referee gets the last word and scores the contestant(s)
When all the three judges score win for a contestant
When two judges score a contestant and third judge score the other contestant
TECHNICAL KNOCK OUT = +4 TO THE WINNER
When Referee stops the contest and when an injury as a result of a legal maneuver is severe enough to terminate a bout
SUBMISSION = +5 TO THE WINNER
Physical Tap Out and/or Verbal tap out
KNOCK OUT = +6 TO THE WINNER
When a contestant being rendered unconscious due or kicks also known as a ‘lights out knockout’