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Mixed Martial Arts

What Is Mixed Martial Arts (M.M.A)

For the fighting styles that combine different arts.

Ground fighting during competition. The dominant fighter, Mac Danzig, maintains knee-on-stomach while delivering strikes.

Also known as

MMA, Vale Tudo(as called in Brazil)




Full contact

Olympic Sport


Mixed martial arts (MMA) is term used for no-holds-barred, full contact, combat sport that allows

a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of

 martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking

and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground.

Such competitions allow martial artist of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used

however less correctly to describe hybrid martial arts styles.

Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding

of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially based on finding the most effective martial arts for real

unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules

or concern for safety. In the following decade,

MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote

mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes,

the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling this

form is a mixture of stand up, muay-thai, boxing, kickboxing and-

brazilian ju-jitsu (ground fighting).

M.M.A has been around for many years, but is best recognized today by the hit american television show

U.F.C (ultimated fighter champion)





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