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OTTAWA -- The House of Commons has passed a bill legalizing contact sports such as mixed martial arts. The legislation, which originated in the Senate, takes certain fighting sports, including taekwondo and karate as well as the popular sport of MMA, out of legal limbo. The sports were not technically covered under prize-fighting law, making it difficult to regulate them and protect the safety of fighters. The bill passed the Commons easily with 267 members of parliament in favour and only nine opposed. The Criminal Code section on prize-fighting was last changed in 1934, long before the rise of the new fighting sports. Section 83.1 of the Criminal Code only exempted boxing. The section said anyone who "engages as a principal in a prize fight," encourages, promotes or is present at a prize fight as an aid, second, surgeon, umpire, backer or reporter is guilty of an offence -- unless the "boxing contest" is "held with the permission or under the authority of an athletic board or commission or similar body established by or under the authority of the legislature of a province for the control of sport within the province." The section also allowed "a boxing contest between amateur sportsmen, where the contestants wear boxing gloves of not less than one hundred and forty grams each in mass." Some jurisdictions ignored the antiquated wording of the law. The UFC, the largest promoter of MMA fighting, lobbied for the legislative change. As it has done in the U.S., the UFC has pushed for government to sanction the sport. "This is a major development for the sport of mixed martial arts as we now have a consistent legislative framework for Canada and its provinces," Tom Wright, the UFCs director of Canadian operations, said in a statement. Liberal Massimo Pacetti, who supported the bill, said its an important move. "We are laying the groundwork for the general acceptance of these sports across the country," he said during the debate. Supporters say MMA bouts are no more dangerous than boxing matches. Others say they may be safer, because MMA fighters can quit when they want, while boxers tend to fight until theres a knockout or the referee steps in. Since 2008, the UFC has hosted 12 Canadian events split between Montreal (six), Toronto (three), Vancouver (two) and Calgary (one). Winnipeg is set to host UFC 161 on June 15. The Edmonton-based Maximum Fighting Championship is the largest Canadian promoter. In most jurisdictions, MMA is regulated by the same athletic bodies that oversee boxing. 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Sydney FC are two games from matching the best start to an A-League season by any team after stretching their lead atop the table to five points.While their unblemished defensive record is no more, the Sky Blues undefeated streak is still intact after a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind win over arch-enemies Melbourne Victory on Saturday.Veteran David Carney - a key figure in Sydneys title triumph in the A-Leagues inaugural season - came off the bench to score both goals in the second half.The visitors were left aggrieved Carneys winner was allowed despite the ball making clear contact with his arm as it fell to him but it has left Graham Arnolds men in an enviable position ahead of what will likely be a closely-fought campaign.They need just two more wins to equal Victorys record of seven in a row to open the 2006-07 season and three to carve some history of their own.However, their next two opponents - Perth Glory (home) and Brisbane Roar (away) - are emerging as bona fide title contenders.The Roar surged to second on the ladder after a comfortable 1-0 win over Melbourne City on Friday, emphatically underlining their credentials as one of the teams to beat with a mature tactical performance.Brisbane coach John Aloisis surprise switch-up to a counter-attacking stylee caught City on the hop and a stoic effort led by Thomas Kristensen and Luke DeVere kept their star-studded attack scoreless for the first time this season.ddddddddddddOf course, we want the ball at home every time but the way we played, its also important we have that in the locker, midfielder Kristensen said of the Roars pragmatic approach to the game.Sometimes you have to be a little bit clever.They next face Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night but with in-form striker Jamie Maclaren away on international duty with the Socceroos in Thailand, theyll need to find a new man up front.The Glory moved to fourth after an enthralling 2-2 draw with an improved Western Sydney on Sunday, although they could have risen higher had they taken one of their late chances to win.Third-placed City, meanwhile, can play themselves back into form at home on Thursday against injury-hit Newcastle, who became Wellingtons first victim of the season after losing 2-0 at Westpac Stadium.Champions Adelaide are the only winless team left in the competition, slumping to the bottom of the ladder after a 2-1 defeat at home to Central Coast on Sunday. 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