Mixed Martial Arts
As its name implies, mixed martial arts, or MMA, combine various martial arts fighting disciplines such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu – often for competing in boxing like matches commonly referred to as cage fights. Blowing up in the last few years and becoming hugely popular, mixed martial arts competitions are sanctioned by organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mixed martial arts fighting rules allow the use of both striking and grappling techniques, while standing and on the ground. Mixed martial arts competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete on a leveled playing field. The concept of mixed martial arts initially grew based on looking for the most effective martial arts for unarmed combat situations, so competitors steeped in various martial arts traditions and hybrids were pitted against one another. Over the last few years, mixed martial arts regulation has increased to promote safety and fairness in the ring.
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