tap-out


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tap-out

Sports medicine A hand signal from a combatant in ultimate fighting that signals surrender, usually evoked by a submission hold–eg, a choke hold or joint-lock. See Ultimate fighting. Cf Marquis of Queensbury rules.
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The weekend's event in southeastern Brazil was the 11th Brave event in 18 months and the 13-bout fight card provided everything, from titles and tap-outs to sold-out seats, pools of blood and last-minute, gut-wrenching breaks.
"And he had a lot of tap-outs in the second half where he just got a hand on the ball and tapped it back out to guys waiting around at the top of the key.
And action they got all the way as professional fighters from eight different countries - and backgrounds as diverse as professional boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu and kickboxing - produced knockouts, tap-outs and excitement by the fistful.