What Mixed Martial Arts Is All About: Knowing the Success Behind the UFC Arena

What Mixed Martial Arts Is All About: Knowing the Success Behind the UFC ArenaKnown as the full combat contact sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) permits fighters to use grappling and striking to beat their enemies to the ground. Some of MMA variants include kickboxing, taekwondo, wrestling, Muay Thai, judo, kungfu, and karate. Since ancients has this type of competition succeeded in giving entertainment to its audience. Nonetheless, during 1920s, it was known in the United States. During the early 20th century, the Gracie family introduced the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is now the biggest promoting company for MMA.

 How UFC Became Popular?

This unique sport of fighting reached North America during the latter part of 2006. A rematch between Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell became the biggest in pay per view sales and known to be the biggest match in the history of UFC. As it grew popular in mainstream media after the event, many MMA promotion companies have merged.

UFC Fighters

Various strategies of combat has taken its toll, as there have been several number of training camps, competitors, and kinesiology emerged. Probably, the overall growth of MMA can be attributed to the MMA promotions like Pride and UFC. Fighting styles developed immensely as it has been called ground and pound by several pioneers in UFC like Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, and Don Frye. They have incorporated the ground strikes of feet to the grappling based fighting styles. Since this development, UFC became one of the highest levels in terms of fighting competitions.

UFC Rules in Winning

Normally, victory is decided by the judge decision in accordance with the fighting time duration. It can be a knockout wherein the fighter becomes unconscious due to several strikes made by the opponent, a technical knockout, or an admission of defeat by the fighter. In any way that both fighters committed rule violation, there end result would be “no contest.”

Mutapcic to meet Flynn at MFC 34


Two top middleweight prospects ready for Total Recall clash Aug. 10

The Maximum Fighting Championship has enlisted a pair of top middleweight prospects to clash at MFC 34: Total Recall.

Jacen Flynn (10-2) will ride a four-fight winning streak into his organizational debut against newly signed Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (10-2), who has been victorious in seven of his last eight outings.

“We have been working hard to bolster our middleweight ranks, and the lineup for MFC 34 has proven our efforts to be very successful,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.

“Jacen Flynn against Elvis Mutapcic will be an exciting battle, and with Joseph Henle meeting Luke Harris on the same night, I think we’re going to see the two best contenders step forward to challenge for the MFC middleweight title.”

The Flynn-Mutapcic matchup rounds out the televised card that will live air on AXS TV (the soon-to-be rebranded HDNet) on Friday, August 10. Headlined by the MFC world lightweight title fight between Adam Lynn and Mukai Maromo, the event will emanate from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).

Mutapcic (Twitter @ElvisMutapcic), who was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and now fights out of Des Moines, Iowa, boasts three wins by way of knockout and six via submission. Mutapcic’s notable career wins have been a victory over former MFC light-heavyweight title challenger Zak Cummings, a 25-second knockout of Cezar Ferreira, and a first-round tapout of submission specialist Josh Rosaaen.

Entering this year, Mutapcic was ranked No. 7 on Bloody Elbow list of the World MMA Top Middleweight Prospects (http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/1/11/2699127/elvis-mutapcic-mma-world-mma-middleweight-scouting-report).

Flynn (Twitter @JacenFlynnMMA), who fights out of Twin Falls, Idaho, boasts nine submission wins on his resume including first-round stoppages of Denis Kang and Edwin Dewees. The 33-year-old also holds a career victory over jiu-jitsu ace Dean Lister.

The 13-year veteran is regarded as the innovator of the strep choke, a submission similar to the rear-naked choke utilizing the aggressor’s back and shoulder muscles along with a triangle body lock.

MFC 34: Total Recall Main Card

Adam Lynn vs. Mukai Maromo, MFC lightweight title

Joseph Henle vs. Luke Harris, middleweight

Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jacen Flynn, middleweight

Mike Hackert vs. Tim Hague, heavyweight

Nick Hinchliffe vs. Dhiego Lima, welterweight

Diego Bautista vs. Sabah Fadai, lightweight

Miesha Tate’s Homecoming

Tacoma, WA (June 26, 2012) – Former CageSport standout and Female Fighter of the Year Miesha “Takedown” Tate will appear at “CageSport XX” as a special cageside guest Saturday, July 14 at the Emerald Queen Casino in her hometown of Tacoma, WA.

A universally recognized top ten pound-for-pound fighter, Tate won both of her bouts under the CageSport banner by knockout and is amongst the most famous female martial artists in the world. In her most recent match Tate, 12-3, battled Rhonda Rousey in the main event of a Showtime card. Although she came up short against the unbeaten submission master, Tate earned worldwide recognition as the bout was one of the most viewed in Strikeforce history.

“Miesha is one of the most popular athletes in the area and an inspiration to many male and female MMA fighters,” said Brian Halquist, CEO of Halquist Productions and the creator of CageSport MMA. “I’m glad to have her back and she’s somebody I consider a dear friend.”

Tate will be available to all ticketholders for a meet and greet, photo ops and autographs throughout the evening.

The card is topped by a bout between Sterling Ford and James Marohl as well as a matchup between female superstars “Slick” Sally Krumdiak and “Little” Patricia Vidonic.