A Guide to UFC
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Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC is a type of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) producing events worldwide. For all Preliminaries, events and PPV check out VIPLeague / VIPbox for the best quality live streams. Find all the events on the schedule.
Mixed Martial Arts as combat sports contests began over 100 years ago but it is only in the last 30 years that its popularity has soared worldwide. The first ever UFC event was held in 1993 with fighters using distinctive disciplines. The main idea was to find the supreme fighting art or a supreme champion. Over time fighters have adopted skills from various disciplines to create a true mix of martial arts on display today.
UFC combines various skills such as:
Wrestling. Perhaps the oldest form of combat. From Egypt to Ancient Greece, Europe to Asia, there are depictions of wrestling everywhere often with similar rules. Today those rules have been codified into disciplines including: Greco-Roman; Freestyle and Pankration, all Olympic events.
Boxing. One of the oldest combat sports.
Kickboxing. As the name suggests it combines kicking and boxing. There are various styles from around the world including Muay Thai (Thailand), Yaw-Yan (Philippines), Musti Yuddha and Adithada (India), Savate (France) among others.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Developed from Judo with an emphasis on grappling and ground fighting.
Judo. Originating in Japan, this art of the “gentle way” focuses on balance with maximum efficiency and minimum effort to subdue an opponent.
Karate. Again originating in Japan, karate uses strikes such as punches, kicks, knee or elbows strikes to disable opponents.
Kung fu. From China this westernized term refers to Wushu a vast range of arts with differing techniques.
Taekwondo. From Korea is an art mixing features of karate, wushu and traditional Korean combat.
UFC events take place in a cage with matches varying in length depending on regular or title fights. There are eight main weight divisions: Flyweight (125lb), Bantamweight (135lb), Featherweight (145lb), Lightweight (155lb), Welterweight (170lb), Middleweight (185lb), Light Middleweight (205lb) and Heavyweight (265lb).
There are several different formats:
UFC PPV Numbered events
UFC on Fox
The Ultimate Fighter Finale
All these UFC events and more can be found on VIPLeague or, as you may have known it before, VIPBox. From preliminaries to PPV events to replays, just check the Fight schedule or you can use the FILTER to just choose UFC events.