Hi Jake / Pound,
First, I just want to say thank you for being a fan!
In any combat sports, the greatest concern is for the fighter’s safety. In the early stages of the LFC; we’ve decided to ban strikes to the face simply because of the chance of injury. Even with gloves, there’s a high a risk of neck injury and/or concussions. It’s just way too damaging to the girl’s face – not to mention that many of them are full time models and it would be a very short career compared with some of the UFC fighters today.
With that said, we’re aware that knockouts are the pinnacle of any combat sports — we’re working new strategies for the 2018 season based off of what the fans want, so that the fights are even more exciting and fun to watch.