The ABC also passed a rule allowing for the use of neoprene sleeves that cover the ankle or knee as long as they do not contain padding, velcro, plastic, metal, ties, or other materials which might create an unfair advantage or be unsafe. Up until now, neoprene sleeves were allowed at the discretion of each individual athletic commission but going forward they'll be universally accepted. The new rule changes will likely be in effect for UFC 277 this Saturday.
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