WHAT IS THE MMA ?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) indicate a full contact combat sport whose regulation allows the use of all sports techniques of "striking" martial arts (BOXE, Kick Boxing and Thai Boxing) combined with those of grappling , Judo, Wrestling and Greco-Roman, Catch Wrestling).
The term mixed martial arts (often abbreviated to MMA, acronym of the English term Mixed Martial Arts, and sometimes improperly called free fight, no holds barred or vale tudo) indicates a full contact combat sport whose regulation allows the use both percussion techniques (ie kicks, punches, elbows and knees), and wrestling techniques (such as throws, levers and strangulations). An MMA competition begins with standing combat which can continue on the ground and the athletes can win by points, by KO or by submission (i.e. by forcing the opponent to surrender by leveraging or strangling). The term derives from the fact that the format is originally conceived as a point of comparison between different disciplines; but over the years, by adapting the techniques of each to the new scenario, combining different styles and studying strategies functional to the context of this sport, according to some judgments, mixed martial arts would have taken their own path for which they would be evolving towards a style in its own right. In general, those who compete in professional MMA competitions have specialized in some particular combat sport, which they practice regularly or who have learned to focus that type of fight within a mixed martial arts match.
UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The MMA is currently the highest expression of combat sports, and the UFC is the most important MMA championship in the world and the largest "showcase" to express oneself at the highest possible levels.