The battleground is a circular space that dips towards the center. The fighters are free to step outside the middle into the “safety zone”… but it’ll cost them.
A small opening exposes the knuckles with little around them to buffer their raw impact, either for the puncher or for the punched.
Fighters go toe to toe in two-minute rounds of pure intensity. Strategies of evasion get them nowhere. They engage or they lose.
Judges’ scorecards are revealed after each round, so fans always know how the fighters stand. There are no surprises.