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Mixed Martial Arts: Rapidly Growing Combat Sport of the World

Mixed Martial Arts: Rapidly Growing Combat Sport of the World

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Mixed Martial Arts is speedily increasing its fanbase round the world. In this blog, we will try to know more about full-contact combat sport, MMA.

1. The legend, Bruce Lee, is said to be as the father of Mixed Martial Arts. The sport became popular in the late 1960s where male and female both could participate.

2. MMA combines wrestling and striking martial arts, including techniques from Thai-boxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and boxing.

3. The Fighting Ring of MMA is made of canvas, safety padding, and fences. There’s also robust plastic-coating which protects fighters from falling out.

4. MMA has evolved to such an extent that the earlier fighters practice everything, from Sumo to Karate, but often train others only by mixing the following 3 styles: Amateur Wrestling, Submission Wrestling, and Kickboxing.

5. Fighters skilled in stand-up fighting, clinch fighting and ground fighting can be dangerous for opponents.

6. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championship are a well-known organization of MMA.

7. MMA restricts fighters from practising groin attacks, fingers in an opponent’s orifices, biting, hair pulling, grabbing of the throat and more of moves which can threaten lives.

8. Disqualification, Forfeit, Knockout, No Contest, Submission, Technical Knockout and Decision are some of the ways to win when you are competing in MMA.

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9. Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Conor McGregor are some of the best fighters of MMA.

Mixed Martial Arts is also called cage-fighting. So, if you are someone who loves to challenge a duel, try your moves with proper training inside a cage, instead of randomly letting your skills go to waste.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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