What started off as a one-time pay-per-view experience in Denver 1993 to determine which of the martial
arts would reign supreme in head to head combat has become a multimillion dollar empire that expands all over the globe. Competitors
from disciplines like Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo and many more make up this exciting sport, a sport
that is growing in popularity at an incredible rate. UFC fans all over the court are ready to head out to events in the near
future, as there are some incredible matches coming down the pipe. While most Saturdays are home to UFC Fight Night, once
a month fans are treated to a special event. UFC 174 is set to go down on June 14th, and the main event will be the bout between
Demetrious Johnson and Ali Bagautinov. This fight could be one of the best that the sport of mixed martial arts has ever seen,
as these two fighters look evenly matched and ready to lay it all on the line in order to get the knock, submission or decision.
In July fans will be treated to UFC 175, which is set for July 5th and will feature a fight between Chris Weldman and Lyoto
Machida. Both of these fighters are looking to get a big win here, but only one can pull it off. It should be a real battle
in the ring, and the fans in attendance are sure to enjoy the competition to the fullest.
UFC celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year, and over this 20 year period, the UFC has seen some of the best athletes in
the world compete in its octagons. When they began the organization, the UFC was about seeing which martial arts disciplines
could beat the others and now it has evolved into a group of fighters highly skilled in multiple styles. Fighters like Chuck
"The Iceman" Lidell have helped shape the UFC from a pay-per-view event to a mainstream sport. Lidell quickly became the face
of the UFC in the mid-2000's when he was known as the mohawked knockout specialist in the octagon and humble man out of it.
Another top UFC fighter is Canadian Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, who began fighting in the UFC after earning his
black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Once bullied as a child, St-Pierre became one of the fiercest fighters the sport has ever
seen. He helped validate the UFC with fans in the early days with his endearing personality with the media at a time when
many looked on the UFC as just a bunch of thugs. Maybe the most famous of all the UFC fighters is Anderson Silva, the Brazilian
former UFC Middleweight Champion and mixed martial artist. Silva owns the record for longest title defense with 16 straight
wins and 10 title defenses that finally came to an end in 2013, when Silva was 38. Many have named Silva the greatest mixed
martial artist of all time and the greatest champion of the first 20 years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When you are in the house for a UFC fight, there is only one thing that you know for sure- that anything
can happen. In the octagon, world class athletes are trained to destroy their opponent by any means necessary. Fans have learned
to sit and prepare for the unexpected. This is encapsulated by the epic August 2010 UFC fight between Anderson Silva and Chael
Sonnen when Silva played with a broken rib and was being completely overmatched by Sonnen through four rounds. Just when fans
thought Sonnen would cruise to the win and break Silva's incredible winning streak, Silva dug as deep as he could, catching
his opponent in a triangle armbar in one of the most improbable UFC comebacks of all time. With this kind of sport, fans know
that there will be violence, which is not found in any other mainstream sport. If you love the unexpected then a UFC fight
is definitely for you.
Who is the president of UFC?
The answer is Dana White, who is
essentially the face of the organization. White is never afraid to speak his mind, and while he has become a polarizing figure
in the sport of mixed martial arts, there is no denying that he has helped advance this organization and sport as much as
anyone in the world.
Ultimate Fighting Championship fans are some of the most passionate fans
that there are. It is not a sport for everyone, but those who love mixed martial arts and the intense action of the sport
are as loyal and vocal as you will find. They sit outside the octagon screaming on their favorite fighters no matter where
the event takes place. Don't miss out on the sporting event of a lifetime and get tickets to a UFC fight near you today.