Combat Sports

Combat Sports

Description
Description

Combat sports are competitive contact sports where two opponents engage in a physical contest of strength, speed, and skill, often following a set of traditional or agreed-upon rules. These sports include various martial arts like boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, wrestling, and mixed martial arts (MMA). Each sport has its distinct style: boxing involves only punching, judo focuses on throws and grappling, while MMA combines techniques from multiple disciplines. Combat sports are typically played in a ring or on a mat in a controlled environment, ensuring safety. They test not just physical prowess but also mental discipline, strategy, and resilience.

History
History

Combat sports have ancient origins, with early forms like wrestling and boxing appearing in early civilizations, often as part of military training or religious rituals. Over centuries, various cultures developed their own martial arts, like karate in Japan and taekwondo in Korea. In the modern era, these sports evolved into more regulated forms with established rules to ensure safety and fairness. The 20th century saw the rise of international competitions and the inclusion of several combat sports in the Olympics. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) emerged, combining elements from multiple disciplines, reflecting a growing interest in diverse fighting techniques and strategies.

Future
Future

The landscape of combat sports is likely to evolve with technological advancements and changing social attitudes. Virtual reality and augmented reality could offer new ways for training and viewing fights, enhancing both athlete preparation and audience experience. There's a growing emphasis on safety, leading to improved protective gear and possibly more stringent regulations to minimize risks.

Women's participation is increasing, expanding the diversity of competitors in sports like boxing and MMA. The popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) suggests a continued interest in hybrid fighting styles, blending various martial arts disciplines. These sports will continue to adapt, reflecting the dynamic nature of physical competition and entertainment.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What are the weight classes in combat sports like boxing and MMA?

In boxing, weight classes range from Mini Flyweight (under 105 lbs, 47.6 kg) to Heavyweight (over 200 lbs, 90.7 kg). In MMA, such as in the UFC, the classes span from Strawweight (up to 115 lbs, 52.2 kg) to Heavyweight (up to 265 lbs, 120.2 kg). These divisions ensure competitors face opponents of similar size, promoting fairness and safety in matches. The specific weight limits can vary slightly between different organizations and regulatory bodies.

How is a winner determined in combat sports?

In combat sports, winners are determined through various methods. In striking-based sports like boxing, victory can be achieved by knockout, technical knockout, or judges' decision based on points scored. In grappling sports like judo or wrestling, winning involves pinning the opponent or scoring points through specific moves. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) combines these criteria, allowing for wins by knockout, submission, or judges' scoring.

What are the pathways for amateur fighters to turn professional?

Amateur fighters transition to professional status by building a strong competitive record in amateur leagues and tournaments. Consistent performance attracts attention from scouts and promoters. They often need to undergo rigorous training and develop a comprehensive skill set. Networking with coaches, joining reputable training camps, and getting licensed by a professional fighting organization are crucial steps. Gaining visibility through smaller professional bouts can lead to larger opportunities and contracts.

Sports

* Under Development *

6’8” | 2.03 m
514 lb | 233 kg
May 8, 1969
Akebono Tarō
203.000
233.000
1969.00
40000
GUIDE
3D
Akebono Tarō
5’8” | 1.73 m
May 30, 1988
Amanda Nunes
173.000
1988.00
108000
GUIDE
3D
Amanda Nunes
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 14, 1975
Anderson Silva
188.000
1975.00
108000
GUIDE
3D
Anderson Silva
655 ft2 | 60.9 m2
Boxing Ring
GUIDE
3D
Boxing Ring
5’9” | 1.75 m
July 18, 1990
Canelo Álvarez
175.000
1990.00
109000
GUIDE
3D
Canelo Álvarez
6’0” | 1.83 m
278 lb | 126 kg
June 1, 1955
Chiyonofuji Mitsugu
183.000
126.000
1955.00
5700
GUIDE
3D
Chiyonofuji Mitsugu
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 17, 1969
Chuck Liddell
188.000
1969.00
50000
GUIDE
3D
Chuck Liddell
5’9” | 1.75 m
July 14, 1988
Conor McGregor
175.000
1988.00
789000
GUIDE
3D
Conor McGregor
5’8” | 1.73 m
July 9, 1985
Cris Cyborg
173.000
1985.00
81000
GUIDE
3D
Cris Cyborg
5’9” | 1.75 m
150 lb | 68 kg
October 25, 1948
Dan Gable
175.000
68.000
1948.00
11000
GUIDE
3D
Dan Gable
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 20, 1979
Daniel Cormier
180.000
1979.00
114000
GUIDE
3D
Daniel Cormier
5’8” | 1.73 m
163 lb | 74 kg
June 6, 1959
Dave Schultz
173.000
74.000
1959.00
9000
GUIDE
3D
Dave Schultz
6’2.5” | 1.89 m
October 19, 1962
Evander Holyfield
189.000
1962.00
61000
GUIDE
3D
Evander Holyfield
4.73” | 12 cm (Handguard)
43.31” | 110 cm
17.63 oz | 500 g (Max)
Fencing Foil
12.000
110.000
0.500
4700
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3D
Fencing FoilView of a Fencing Foil in 3D available for downloadView of a Fencing Foil in 3D available for download
.375” | 10 mm
4.92’-6.56’ | 1.5-2 m (Contest)
45.93’ | 14 m (Contest)
21-28 ft² | 2-2.6 m²
Fencing Piste
1.000
200.000
1400.000
2.60
100
https://p3d.in/e/JOie8
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3D
Fencing PistePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing PistePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing Piste
19.69” | 50 cm
4.92’-6.56’ | 1.5-2 m (Contest)
45.93’ | 14 m (Contest)
21-28 ft² | 2-2.6 m² (Contest)
Fencing Piste - Raised
50.000
200.000
1400.000
2.60
100
https://p3d.in/e/eP4F0
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3D
Fencing Piste - RaisedPerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing Piste (Raised Final Strip)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing Piste (Raised Final Strip)
5.5” | 14 cm (Handguard)
5.9” | 15 cm (Handguard)
41.34” | 105 cm
17.63 oz | 500 g (Max)
Fencing Sabre
14.000
15.000
105.000
0.500
3300
https://p3d.in/e/wNv2i
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3D
Fencing SabrePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing SabrePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing Sabre
5.31” | 13.5 cm (Handguard)
43.31” | 110 cm
27.34 oz | 775 g (Max)
Fencing Épée
13.500
110.000
0.775
1200
https://p3d.in/e/28qJC
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3D
Fencing Épée3D model of a Fencing Épée viewed in perspective3D model of a Fencing Épée viewed in perspective
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 24, 1977
Floyd Mayweather Jr
173.000
1977.00
242000
GUIDE
3D
Floyd Mayweather Jr
6’3” | 1.91 m
January 10, 1949
George Foreman
191.000
1949.00
88000
GUIDE
3D
George Foreman
6’4” | 1.93 m
333 lb | 151 kg
March 11, 1985
Hakuhō Shō
193.000
151.000
1985.00
22000
GUIDE
3D
Hakuhō Shō
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 17, 1981
Holly Holm
173.000
1981.00
102000
GUIDE
3D
Holly Holm
6’.5” | 1.84 m
March 31, 1878
Jack Johnson
184.000
1878.00
74000
GUIDE
3D
Jack Johnson
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 18, 1987
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
168.000
1987.00
63000
GUIDE
3D
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
5’11.5” | 1.82 m
January 12, 1944
Joe Frazier
182.000
1944.00
40000
GUIDE
3D
Joe Frazier
6’7” | 2.01 m
467 lb | 212 kg
June 22, 1963
John Tenta (Earthquake)
201.000
212.000
1963.00
6600
GUIDE
3D
John Tenta (Earthquake)
Jon Jones
290000
6’4” | 1.93 m
July 19, 1987
Jon Jones
193.000
1987.00
290000
GUIDE
3D
Jon Jones
1.5”-2” | 38.1-50.8 mm
26.25’-32.8’ | 8-10 m (Contest)
26.25’-32.8’ | 8-10 m (Contest)
689-1076 ft² | 64-100 m² (Contest)
Judo Competition Area
5.080
1000.000
1000.000
100.00
10
https://p3d.in/e/58gz4
GUIDE
3D
Judo Competition Area3D model of a Judo Competition Area viewed in perspective3D model of a Judo Competition Area viewed in perspective
2”-4” | 50.8-101.6 mm
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
689 ft² | 64 m² (Contest)
Karate Competition Area
10.160
800.000
800.000
64.00
50
https://p3d.in/e/7PotE
GUIDE
3D
Karate Competition AreaView of a Karate Competition Area in 3D available for downloadView of a Karate Competition Area in 3D available for download
2”-4” | 50.8-101.6 mm
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
689 ft² | 64 m² (Contest)
Karate Competition Area - Judge Zone
10.160
800.000
800.000
64.00
50
https://p3d.in/e/MxY0A
GUIDE
3D
Karate Competition Area - Judge ZonePerspective view of a 3D model of a Karate Competition Area with Judge zonePerspective view of a 3D model of a Karate Competition Area with Judge zone
5’10” | 1.78 m
181 lb | 82 kg
November 25, 1964
Kevin Jackson
178.000
82.000
1964.00
7300
GUIDE
3D
Kevin Jackson
5’10” | 1.78 m
September 20, 1988
Khabib Nurmagomedov
178.000
1988.00
160000
GUIDE
3D
Khabib Nurmagomedov
6’.5” | 1.84 m
633 lb | 287 kg
December 31, 1963
Konishiki Yasokichi
184.000
287.000
1963.00
8200
GUIDE
3D
Konishiki Yasokichi
6’0” | 1.83 m
220 lb | 100 kg
December 9, 1968
Kurt Angle
183.000
100.000
1968.00
86000
GUIDE
3D
Kurt Angle
6’5” | 1.96 m
September 2, 1965
Lennox Lewis
196.000
1965.00
45000
GUIDE
3D
Lennox Lewis
5’6” | 1.68 m
December 17, 1978
Manny Pacquiao
168.000
1978.00
11100
GUIDE
3D
Manny Pacquiao
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 30, 1966
Mike Tyson
178.000
1966.00
331000
GUIDE
3D
Mike Tyson
6’3” | 1.91 m
January 17, 1942
Muhammad Ali
191.000
1942.00
303000
GUIDE
3D
Muhammad Ali
5’10.5” | 1.79 m
February 4, 1973
Oscar De La Hoya
179.000
1973.00
49000
GUIDE
3D
Oscar De La Hoya
8’ | 243.8 cm (Top Rope)
20’ | 6.1 m
20’ | 6.1 m
400 ft² | 37.2 m²
Professional Wrestling Ring
243.800
610.000
610.000
37.21
7800
https://p3d.in/e/ZqL2B
GUIDE
3D
Professional Wrestling Ring3D model of a Professional Wrestling Ring viewed in perspective3D model of a Professional Wrestling Ring viewed in perspective
5’7” | 1.70 m
February 1, 1987
Ronda Rousey
170.000
1987.00
420000
GUIDE
3D
Ronda Rousey
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 19, 1982
Stipe Miocic
193.000
1982.00
80000
GUIDE
3D
Stipe Miocic
13.4”-23.6” | 34-60 cm
14.93’ | 4.55 m (Diameter)
14.93’ | 4.55 m (Diameter)
175 ft² | 16.26 m² (Dohyō)
Sumo Dohyō
60.000
455.000
455.000
16.26
160
https://p3d.in/e/U5xA4
GUIDE
3D
Sumo DohyōPerspective view of a 3D model of a Sumo Dohyō | Sumo RingPerspective view of a 3D model of a Sumo Dohyō | Sumo Ring
.75”-1” | 19.1-25.4 mm
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
689 ft² | 64 m² (Contest)
Taekwondo Competition Area
2.540
800.000
800.000
64.00
35
https://p3d.in/e/Kmylg
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3D
Taekwondo Competition AreaView of a Taekwondo Competition Area in 3D available for downloadView of a Taekwondo Competition Area in 3D available for download
23.62”-39.37” | 60-100 cm
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
26.25’ | 8 m (Contest)
689 ft² | 64 m² (Contest)
Taekwondo Competition Area - Platform
100.000
800.000
800.000
64.00
35
https://p3d.in/e/dJ7c4
GUIDE
3D
Taekwondo Competition Area - Platform3D model of a Taekwondo Competition Area Platform viewed in perspective3D model of a Taekwondo Competition Area Platform viewed in perspective
6’1.5” | 1.87 m
337 lb | 153 kg
May 29, 1940
Taihō Kōki
187.000
153.000
1940.00
5700
GUIDE
3D
Taihō Kōki
6’9” | 2.06 m
August 12, 1988
Tyson Fury
206.000
1988.00
287000
GUIDE
3D
Tyson Fury
5’9”-6’ | 1.75-1.83 m (Fence)
30’ | 9.14 m
30’ | 9.14 m
750 ft² | 69.7 m² (Contest)
UFC Octagon
183.000
914.000
914.000
69.70
1100
https://p3d.in/e/HfMI2
GUIDE
3D
UFC OctagonPerspective view of a 3D model of a UFC OctagonPerspective view of a 3D model of a UFC Octagon
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 7, 1988
Valentina Shevchenko
165.000
1988.00
75000
GUIDE
3D
Valentina Shevchenko
1.25”-2” | 31.8-50.8 mm
29.53’ | 9 m (Diameter)
29.53’ | 9 m (Diameter)
684 ft² | 63.5 m² (Contest)
Wrestling Mat
5.080
900.000
900.000
63.50
5500
https://p3d.in/e/VxxuP
GUIDE
3D
Wrestling Mat3D model of a Wrestling Mat viewed in perspective3D model of a Wrestling Mat viewed in perspective
Valentina Shevchenko
Height comparison diagram of Valentina Shevchenko compared to other MMA fighters

Valentina Shevchenko was once a Muay Thai fighter, but now the Kyrgyzstani/Peruvian is a professional mixed martial artist signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight division. Valentina holds the Women’s Flyweight Championship and is considered one of the best female fighters worldwide. She is ranked third in UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings. She holds nineteen wins in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), fifty-seven wins in kickboxing, and two in professional boxing. She was previously on contract with Legacy Fighting Championship. Besides competing in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship, she has also competed in the Flyweight division and UFC Bantamweight title fight. She is known for her precise counter-striking thanks to her kickboxing talents.

Valentina Shevchenko has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m) and a reach of 66.5” (1.69 m).

Collection of drawings of Valentina Shevchenko measured with overall height
Valentina Shevchenko was once a Muay Thai fighter, but now the Kyrgyzstani/Peruvian is a professional mixed martial artist signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight division. Valentina holds the Women’s Flyweight Championship and is considered one of the best fighters.

Valentina Shevchenko has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m) and a reach of 66.5” (1.69 m).

Collection of drawings of Valentina Shevchenko measured with overall height
Valentina Shevchenko
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Nationality: Kyrgyzstan
Weight Class: Bantamweight, Flyweight, Lightweight

Reach: 66.5” | 1.69 m

Years Active: 2000—

Birthday
March 7, 1988

Drawings include:
Valentina Shevchenko standing, stance, fighting

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Scaled height comparison illustration of Joanna Jędrzejczyk in relation to other mixed martial arts fighters

Poland’s Joanna Jędrzejczyk is an ex-Muay Thai kickboxer who is on contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in women's strawweight and flyweight division. She was once UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and ranked fourth in UFC women’s strawweight and fifth in UFC women’s pound-for-pound ranking. She holds a record twenty-seven wins in kickboxing, sixteen in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and thirty-seven in Amateur Muay Thai. Joanna Jędrzejczyk is known to use the sprawl-and-brawl strategy using knee, elbow, and front kicks besides punches and body shots to confuse and outdo opponents. She has also represented Poland in several Women’s Muay Thai World Championships.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m) and a reach of 65.5” (1.66 m).

Set of illustrations of Joanna Jędrzejczyk in various MMA poses measured with overall height
Poland’s Joanna Jędrzejczyk is an ex-Muay Thai kickboxer who is on contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in women's strawweight and flyweight division. She was once UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and ranked fourth in UFC women’s strawweight and fifth in UFC women’s ranking.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m) and a reach of 65.5” (1.66 m).

Set of illustrations of Joanna Jędrzejczyk in various MMA poses measured with overall height
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
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5’6” | 1.68 m
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Nationality: Poland

Weight Class: Super Bantamweight, Featherweight, Strawweight, Flyweight

Reach: 65.5” | 1.66 m

Years Active: 2012—

Birthday
August 18, 1987

Drawings include:
Joanna Jędrzejczyk standing, stance, fighting

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Holly Holm
Height comparison diagram of Holly Holm compared to other MMA fighters

America’s Holly Holm is not only a mixed martial artist but also considered by many as the best female professional boxer of all time. Before competing for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, she did professional kickboxing and boxing. Holly is the only fighter holding both the UFC title and world boxing title. She has defended her world championship in boxing eighteen times in three weight classes. UFC women’s bantamweight ranks her number two and seven for UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings. She has accumulated thirty-three wins in professional boxing, fourteen in kickboxing, and fourteen in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Previously, she was competing for Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship. She is recognized for her powerful punch while the opponent is against the cage.

Holly Holm has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 70” (1.78 m).

Collection of drawings of Holly Holm measured with overall height
America’s Holly Holm is not only a mixed martial artist but also considered by many as the best female professional boxer of all time. Before competing for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, she did professional kickboxing and boxing. Holly is the only fighter with both the UFC and boxing title.

Holly Holm has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 70” (1.78 m).

Collection of drawings of Holly Holm measured with overall height
Holly Holm
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Nationality: United States

Weight Class: Bantamweight, Featherweight, Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Light Middleweight

Reach: 70” | 1.78 m

Years Active: 2011—

Birthday
October 17, 1981

Drawings include:
Holly Holm standing, stance, fighting

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Amanda Nunes
Height comparison diagram of Amanda Nunes compared to other MMA fighters

Brazilian Amanda Nunes is the defending champion in the women’s category of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight and bantamweight divisions. She is on a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and ranks number three for holding two weight class titles and the first woman to hold two separate UFC titles. She is number one in the women’s UFC pound-for-pound ranking. She is thought to be the greatest women’s MMA fighter with twenty wins in MMA. Amanda trained karate at a young age and also competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She was once enrolled for the Strikeforce, where she won five straight fights in her debut.

Amanda Nunes has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 69” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Amanda Nunes measured with overall height
Brazilian Amanda Nunes is the defending champion in the women’s category of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight and bantamweight divisions. She is on a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and ranks number three for holding two weight class titles.

Amanda Nunes has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 69” (1.75 m).

Collection of drawings of Amanda Nunes measured with overall height
Amanda Nunes
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Nationality: Brazil

Weight Class: Bantamweight, Featherweight

Reach: 69” | 1.75 m

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
May 30, 1988

Drawings include:
Amanda Nunes standing, stance, fighting

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Cris Cyborg
Scaled height comparison illustration of Cris Cyborg in relation to other mixed martial arts fighters

Cristiane Justino Venâncio is a Brazilian-American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who uses the stage name Cris Cyborg and competes for Bellator MMA, where she is the Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Champion. She is a former Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce, and the only Grand Slam Champion in MMA history. Besides, she is a world champion in four major MMA competitions and brags two wins kickboxing and twenty-two in MMA. Besides, she has represented Brazil in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and ADCC World Championship. Despite her good record, she has found herself on the wrong side of the law for doping violations.

Cris Cyborg has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 68” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of Cris Cyborg in various MMA poses measured with overall height
Cristiane Justino Venâncio is a Brazilian-American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who uses the stage name Cris Cyborg and competes for Bellator MMA, where she is the Bellator Women’s Featherweight World Champion. She is the only Grand Slam Champion in MMA history.

Cris Cyborg has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) and a reach of 68” (1.73 m).

Set of illustrations of Cris Cyborg in various MMA poses measured with overall height
Cris Cyborg
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Nationality: Brazil

Weight Class: Featherweight

Reach: 68” | 1.73 m

Years Active: 2005—

Birthday
July 9, 1985

Drawings include:
Cris Cyborg standing, stance, fighting

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