Combat sports are popular disciplines in mixed martial arts culture. (MMA). The company that sponsors many of these competitions is the UFC.
For a long time there has been a confusion between the terms MMA and UFC, but one refers to the discipline as such and the other to the company that produces the events.
So, to better understand each one, you have to know that both complement each other in the world of contact sports.
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Difference Between UFC and MMA
Martial arts are one of the sports that brings the most emotion. In this discipline there are several adversaries who fight against each other. Some of the techniques to reach more points within the contest is to dominate the blow, the grip and the resistance.
Two of the most used terms within this modality are MMA and UFC. But what does each term mean? Here we explain the differences between each one.
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MMA is the acronym in English that stands for ‘Mixed Martial Arts’, which means mixed martial arts in Spanish. This term refers to the different combat modalities that exist such as boxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing, judo, karate and wrestling.
In mixed martial arts, foot strikes, punches, and elbow strikes are allowed, as well as techniques for fighting on the ground such as takedowns, locks, strangulations, or joint locks.
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The contests are usually carried out in an octagon-shaped cage, which are padded. The popularity of MMA is due to the combination of moves and the skills that the fighters can display.
The UFC is the organization that promotes MMA. This company is one of the largest in the world of combat sports and is responsible for establishing the rules and regulations of each fight.
The American company was founded by Rorion Gracie, John Milius, Bob Meyrowitz, Art Davie, Campbell McLaren and David Isaacs, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, in 1993.
The UFC divides the fighters by weight categories such as straw, fly, bantamweight, featherweight, light, welterweight, medium, light heavyweight and heavyweight. This has a division for both men and women.
It is normal for them to confuse both terms, because MMA, even though it is sponsored by the UFC, has companies in the world of combat such as Bellator, One, KSW, Invicta and Cage Warriors.
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