Yes, there are specific rules for UFC fights. These include a maximum of three 5 minute rounds for championship fights, and a maximum of five 5 minute rounds for non-championship fights. No slapping, kicking or striking the ears, throat and spine is allowed. Knees and elbows to the head of a grounded opponent are also not allowed. Fighters must wear approved gloves and may not cover their arms or legs with any foreign object. An official must also oversee the contest to ensure that all rules are followed.