MMA: No-holds-barred


          If you have imagined that Mixed Martial Arts was the hobby only for the Chinese people and the Asians, well, the Caucasians have their own share of the physiological art as well. Ancient Greece was the first to introduce this sport and was later on adapted by the Romans. The Mixed Martial Arts evolved from Prankation an ancient olympic combat sport that is mainly exercised by grappling and striking skills. It’s a full body contact competition that includes Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, boxing, taekwondo, jujitsu,  judo, karate and other styles. This blend or combination of different Martial Arts disciplines became known as the Mixed Martial Arts. As all fighting skills are compounded there are many ways to win. The fighters begin at their feet and could end up pressed down to the carpet or squeezed to the iron wall cages.

Ken Shamrock
Ken Shamrock

When you hear Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) what pops out of your mind is the popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the popular sports entertainment today and the names: Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Matt HUghes, Tito Ortiz and many more. These men are amongst the Top UFC fighters nowadays and have dedicated their time, sweat and blood for entertainment, fame and money. It has gained popularity since the waning of the WWF and the audience must have loved and experienced a different  level of thrill and suspense in watching the fight.

Randy Couture
Randy Couture

The UFC originated in Brazil’s  Vale Tudo tournaments, the first event was  in Denver, Colorado in 1993. The Mixed Martial Arts is a freestyle fighting that involves agility in almost all disciplines. The key is for the fighter to know the best time to use which martial arts would bring his opponent’s fall. Various training camps have been organized to fully understand the strategies and effectiveness of each strike to bring about victory in a competition and also to avoid blood-and-guts mislay. The Mixed Martial Arts  is a no-holds-barred fighting that requires a serious skill and knowledge of almost all fighting disciplines. It may seem barbaric to some but to the one who practices, it is the art of being in a realm where victory is pride                                   

Royce Gracie utilized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC’s early years to defeat opponents of greater size and strength,

The Mixed Martial Arts:  No-holds-barred is about its origin and how it came to be one of the entertainment sports of today. It tells you about the famous organization that fundamentally adapted this fighting style as the main qualification of a competitor.

The article provided some information about the present-day fighters and their ranks as a UFC fighter. It also tells about how to win the game.



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