Mixed Martial Arts

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Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes at UFC 79

Overview

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting and martial arts techniques are used, including Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling and more.

Modern mixed martial arts started as a popular phenomenon emerged in 1993 with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, based on the concept of pitting different fighting styles against each other in competition with minimal rules in place, in an attempt to determine which system would be more effective in a real, unregulated combat situation. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, mixed martial arts events implemented additional rules for the safety of the athletes and to promote acceptance of the sport, while maintaining as much of the original no-holds-barred concept as possible. Since these changes, the sport has grown rapidly, to the point of setting pay-per-view records.

Mixed Martial Arts Resources

MMA News - Cage Today

MMA Forum - Cage Forums

MMA Directory - Cage Directory

Mixed Martial Arts Wallpapers - Hooked on MMA