Mixed Martial Arts - MMA Schedule
Mixed martial Ats has been around for decades, but while it had been popular
in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America as long ago as the early 1900's, it was not until 1993 when the Gracie family
brought Brazilian style MMA to the United States with the founding of UFC that it started to become one of the most popular
sports in North America as well. The athleticism, strength, technique, and stamina put on display by the fighters is unrivaled
in any other sport and continues to draw in new fans and athletes every year. Mixed Martial Arts has apparently taken over
the world of sports in recent decades and has long since passed boxing as the most popular fighting sport in the world. StubHub
is the place to go for all of the most popular MMA matches in North America, so look for an exciting match you can attend
and get tickets now.
There are a couple of exciting upcoming MMA events that any fight lover will be thrilled to get
their hands on. On Sunday July 13th Summerfist VII will be held at the OC Fair and Event Center in Coast Mesa, California.
The tickets include admission to the OC Fair, so you and your family and friends can spend the day riding rides and gorging
on delicious fair food before taking in some unforgettable fights. On July 26th Battle in the Ballroom will be held at the
Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey. This event will surely draw in fight fans from all over the Tri-State area and sell
out quickly so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible. Keep checking back on StubHub for tickets and information
regarding all of the best MMA events!
Mixed Martial Arts - MMA History
In the early 1900's several organized
MMA tournaments began popping up in parts of Europe and the Pacific Rim. A cult following slowly began to emerge in the United
States and by the time the Gracie family brought the Brazilian vale tudo form of mixed martial arts to the United States to
form UFC, there was already an existing market ready to flock to MMA events. Vale tudo proved to be a little bit too dangerous
and rules were soon implemented to help form the kind of MMA that most spectators are used to today. After UFC I, commentator
Howard Rosenberg first used the term "mixed martial arts in his review of the fights. The term gained traction as the website
newfullcontact.com published Rosenberg's review and continued using the term as it became one of the earliest promoters and
reviewers of the sport. These days MMA events are sold as pay-per-view events on television for those not fortunate enough
to attend the contests in person and have sales rivaling big time boxing fights an wrestling exhibitions.
For centuries lovers of sport have been drawn to arenas and coliseums to see two incredible athletes face
off against one another, battling for supremacy using only their skills, strength, and cunning. Whether it is boxing, wrestling,
or mixed martial arts, there is just something primal in human nature that longs to see two top quality competitors battle
it out against one another just to prove who is the superior fighter. MMA has taken over in the public consciousness when
it comes to fighting and as thrilling as it is to watch these contests on television, it is even better to watch in person.
The arena goes dark as each competitor enters the arena surrounded by trainers and hangers-on as their chosen entrance song
blares over the sound system. Fans loudly cheer for their favorite fighter as he warms up and the two competitors meet briefly
before the start of the fight. Once the bell rings there is a sense of nervous tension in the air as the two gladiators collide
and sweat and blood pours out into the air and on the mat. Whether you are a fighter yourself and are able to admire the technical
skills of the athletes or are merely an enthralled spectator who can't turn your eyes away from the animalistic clash of two
world class athletes you are sure to have a thrilling time at one of these fights.
Fighting - MMA
Martial Arts, or MMA, combines fighting styles of both striking and grappling and has gained wide appeal all over the world.
Fans of wrestling and judo will marvel at the holds and maneuvers of the fighters while lovers of boxing and kick boxing can
appreciate the striking aspect of the sport. With the ability to appeal to so many different style of fight fans is it any
wonder that MMA has become one of the most popular sports in the world?
Currently there is some
debate as to who is the greatest of all time, or GOAT, in MMA. The argument basically comes down to two fighter, Anderson
Silva or Fedor Emelianenko.