MOST COMMON FAQ'S

I Need to Transfer Brackets

A fighter may transfer at any time up until they check out at the tournament. Transfers will be complimentary until August 31st. 

After September 1st, a transfer fee of $35 will be required to transfer.  The final week (Sunday-Check In), the transfer fee increases to $50. 

I Need to Update My Record

If you compete after submitting your registration, we need to update your registration form. Please send us an email with your updated record.  

Please use the following method: 

Wins-Losses-Draws/KO or TKO  (for example  3-2-0/1)

Please do not send an email stating that you fought and won, but do not include your updated record.  If you compete more than once between registering and the time of the tournament, we may lose track of what you submit. 

I Tried to Register and My Bracket is Closed

Six weeks before the tournament, we close out all empty brackets.  This means any bracket that does not have at least ONE paid registration in it, will be closed out.  A "pending" registration is registration that has been submitted but not paid. These will NOT hold a bracket open.  

For the 2018 tournament, we will close out empty brackets on Sunday, September 9th.  To hold your bracket open, you MUST be registered by Saturday, September 8th and have paid your registration fee. 

ALL open brackets will stay open until Sunday, October 14th. 

Do I Need to Bring My Own Gloves?

No!  Revgear is the exclusive sponsor of this Championship Tournament and supplies the gloves, shin guards and elbow pads for all competitors.  Fighters are responsible for mouth guard and groin protection. Mandatory for males, optional for females. 

Can I Fight in More than One Bracket?

No.  A full bracket will already fight 3 times in the one day.  When fighters compete in more than one bracket, that increases their risk of injury that may keep them from advancing, even thought they may have won their elimination bouts.   This could leave a fighter without an opponent. 

When Will I Fight?

We begin elimination rounds with the largest brackets first.  We place the bouts in the first available ring so we cannot predict which ring you will be in. 

Fighters MUST be ready, on deck, when their bout is called or you will be dropped and your opponent will walk onto the next round. 

WEIGHT IN ATTIRE

ALL fighters MUST weigh in in their Thai Shorts.  No Sweats, No Stripping Down, No Sauna Suits. Girls may wear a sports bra or tank top.  Please wipe down and change into dry clothes if needed. 

I'm in a Two Person Bracket.

If you are in a two man bracket, you will automatically advance to the Championship round.  Keep in mind that fighters can register until the week prior and others can transfer up until they finish their check-in process.  Brackets can change quite a bit the last day. 

Do I Have to Wear Headgear?

All fighters will wear all safety gear during elimination rounds to help avoid cuts. This is ALL classes: A, B, C and Open. All Elimination Bouts are 3 - 2 minute rounds. 1 minute rest. 


Class A Championship bouts are for a FULLY DEFENDABLE TBA-SA North American title.  Fighters will compete as if it were a regular title fight on a regular show. Class A Championship bouts are 5 - 2 minute rounds and fighters will NOT wear headgear or shin guards for Championship bouts.  They WILL wear elbow pads. 

Class C (Novice), Class B and ALL Junior and Senior Bouts will wear ALL safety gear for ALL bouts, both elimination and championship. Class C, B, Juniors and Senior Championship bouts are 3 - 2 minute rounds. 

I Have Fought "Pro" Rules. Can I Compete?

This tournament is AMATEUR rules. No One will be paid a purse for winning. 

The purpose of this tournament is to both establish more TBA-SA Champions and also provide 'elite' athletes more opportunities to compete in Muay Thai bouts thereby helping the United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) select the best athletes to compete internationally. 

Anyone that has competed at a 'pro' level inside or outside of the states may compete in this tournament as long as rules and requirements are followed respectfully. 

*We reserve the right to refuse an athlete admittance to compete if special circumstances are present. 

Do I Have to Reserve a Check In Time? Can I Check in on Saturday?

Yes, fighters are asked to reserve a check in time to keep fighters from having to wait and to keep the process quick for everyone.  There is a link in the menu to reserve your time. 


No, you cannot check in on Saturday. We'd love to be able to accommodate fighters but we cannot post brackets until everyone has made weight and been checked in. The later fighters check in, the later it is before brackets are posted.  

If special circumstances are keeping you from arriving during the posted times, we may be able to make an exception for a later time on Friday. 

This will depend on the number in your bracket and how late you would be arriving. 

Will I Have to Weigh In More Than Once?

At the annual TBA Classic - Muay Thai World Expo, we do require fighters to weigh in again on Championship day.  This is due to the higher numbers and longer event. 

The Tournament of Champions is a ONE day event, therefore fighters will only weigh in on the check in day. 

If I Win a Belt, Can I Defend It?

The Class A belts are fully defendable TBA-SA North American titles.  They CAN be defended anywhere over the following year at a local promotion in your state.  Any promoter holding a title defense will have the sanctioning fee waived. 

Class C and Class B belts are awarded by Revgear as a tournament award similar to a trophy.  They are not 'defendable' but can be used by a promoter to hype a fighter. 

I found someone in a bracket that has more experienced than what is listed.

While we try to research fighters, we cannot spend a significant amount of time on every fighter.  We will look a little deeper at new teams as well as fighters that are throwing red flags. 

Quite often, we will receive a heads up from other fighters or trainers and even sometimes friends and training partners that know someone is being dishonest.  We NEVER disclose where we received our information from if someone provides background information. We would rather someone contact us BEFORE an event if a fighter is in question than to let it go and then contact us AFTER the event because the person won. 

I can no longer attend, can I have my money back?

The registration submitted by each fighter states they accept our policy of 'no refunds'.  That is directed towards fighters that decide they no longer wish to compete and have no legitimate reason for not attending.  

  • If a fighter has absolutely no options for an opponent, we will discuss the situation with the trainer/parent/fighter and either issue a refund or give a credit to use at a future event. 
  • If there is an injury sustained during training (not from a fight the fighter participated in less than a month out) and the fighter can provide medical documentation, we may issue a credit to be used at a future event. 
  • If it is an emergency situation, we will look at the situation and may issue a credit. 
  • If the withdrawal is due to military deployment, we will then issue a cash refund.  If it is due to military training, we will issue a credit. 
  • If a fighter is in a two-man bracket and drops the final week, there will be NO REFUND.

I have a credit from a past event, is it still good? How do I use it?

Credits are generally good for one year. 

To redeem the credit, go to the website and submit your registration form.  Once you are at the payment screen, simply ignore it.  Once your registration form is submitted, send us an email letting us know you'd like to use your credit for that particular event. 

I want to fight but my coach cannot attend with me. Can I still compete?

Contact us and we'll put you in touch with someone able to corner you.  Every event there are several experienced coaches willing to jump in and help someone that needs a corner or hands wrapped.  The Muay Thai community is great about supporting each other.