"Fighting out of the Blue Corner"
"Fighting out of the Red Corner"
In 648 B.C. Greeks started a sport called
Pankration, (All Powers) witch was the first form
of fighting with rules. The only rules where no
biting and no eye gouging. I consider these very
insignificant consider that the matches would
sometimes last hours and end with death, altho
you would only need to knock your opponent out
or submit them. The sport became popular when
it was introduced to the Olympic games.
At The Start
MMA wasn’t an official sport until the
early 1900's where it started in
Japan and the rest of Asia. Altho
there was not an official league till
the 1990's MMA development took
place since 1880's where boxers
would sometimes win by putting there
opponent in a submission hold.
MMA is a combination of different skills.
Every country brings different techniques to
the MMA list making it the most diverse
combat sport ever.
There are many different styles but
the most common are, Boxing, Kick
Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo,
Jiujitsu, Muay Thai and Jeet Kune
Do. Each style has origins from
country's all over the world.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Altho Jiu Jitsu started in Japan Brazil
Martial arts schools quickly created there
own version witch is now widely popular in
the UFC. The idea behind it is that a
smaller weaker opponent can still win
against a stronger opponent by using
grappling and choke hold submissions.
Muay Thai is a style that started in Thailand and
grew across south east Asia. Muay Thai is a
combination of boxing and grappling knees and
kicks. In Thailand its the most popular sport and
is similar to boxing but is much more reliant on
kicks grappling. Unlike boxing witch focus on
two contact points Muay Thai focus on eight.
some unlike boxing are knees, shins elbows and
Modern Boxing has been around for hundreds of years but has
changed recently to focus on punches only. There are two
points of focus in boxing different from any other martial arts
sports. The two points are the head and the abdomen. Boxing
matches can last up to ten three minute rounds and end when
the opponent is unable to get up after 10 seconds.
Judo is a style that started in Japan, and
means "gentle way" witch is far from what
this sport is. In Judo the object is to throw
your opponent to ground and submit them.
The focus is joint locks and using
momentum to throw them in the air. This
style led to the creation of all other similar
sports like Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship Is by far the most
popular and completive MMA league. Unlike other
leagues the UFC has a stock pile of the most talented
fighters from all around the world. In the UFC
competitors mix up every kind of fighting style from
every country. Any style fighter can fight any other
style fighter in there weight division. Wight divisions run
from Light Weight 146 to 155 up to Heavy Weights 206
to 265. With people fighting from Brazil to Japan theres
never a dull moment.
In the UFC there are several different
ways to win inspired from every league.
A knock out is when your opponent
cannot stand after 10 seconds, witch
came from boxing, TKO, or technical
Knock out when the Ref. calls a stop to
the fight and also by submission,
coming from Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.
If after three five minute rounds nether
player has won it goes to the 3 judges.
Each judge rates the performance of
each athlete on a scale of 110 for a
possible 30 point for each. Whoever
has the most points wins the match.