Known as the full combat contact sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) permits fighters to use grappling and striking to beat their enemies to the ground. Some of MMA variants include kickboxing, taekwondo, wrestling, Muay Thai, judo, kungfu, and karate. Since ancients has this type of competition succeeded in giving entertainment to its audience. Nonetheless, during 1920s, it was known in the United States. During the early 20th century, the Gracie family introduced the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is now the biggest promoting company for MMA.
How UFC Became Popular?
This unique sport of fighting reached North America during the latter part of 2006. A rematch between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell became the biggest in pay per view sales and known to be the biggest match in the history of UFC. As it grew popular in mainstream media after the event, many MMA promotion companies have merged.
Various strategies of combat has taken its toll, as there have been several number of training camps, competitors, and kinesiology emerged. Probably, the overall growth of MMA can be attributed to the MMA promotions like Pride and UFC. Fighting styles developed immensely as it has been called ground and pound by several pioneers in UFC like Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, and Don Frye. They have incorporated the ground strikes of feet to the grappling based fighting styles. Since this development, UFC became one of the highest levels in terms of fighting competitions.
UFC Rules in Winning
Normally, victory is decided by the judge decision in accordance with the fighting time duration. It can be a knockout wherein the fighter becomes unconscious due to several strikes made by the opponent, a technical knockout, or an admission of defeat by the fighter. In any way that both fighters committed rule violation, there end result would be “no contest.”