Mixed Martial Arts | MMA

Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA for short, is a full-contact combat sport that includes both standing and on-ground striking and grappling. MMA was created from “Vale Tudo”, which is also a full-contact combat sport practiced in Brazil which helped elevate martial arts to a new level in the United States and in other countries. In a traditional MMA fight, there are five rounds that each last five minutes with one-minute rest periods in-between rounds. Fighters win from one of three ways: knock-out, tap-out, or points. Points are accumulated from how well you do each round; landing jabs takedowns, defending, and technique all get you points.

How many rounds are in MMA?


Sanctioned title matches have a one-minute rest period in between rounds and there are five rounds that last five minutes each. Non-title matches are normally three rounds, but the governing commission can grant five rounds. A round can be stopped at anytime a fighter taps out, forfeits, or is knocked out.

How do you be an MMA fighter?

First, you start training and specialize in a certain fighting style like Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu, then you join an MMA gym. After training vigorously, you start doing local fights and win your way into a televised title or non-title match.

What does MMA stand for?


MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts and is a full-contact sport that involves striking and grappling while standing or on the ground. As the name implies, there are multiple techniques that a fighter can use from martial arts and various combat forms.

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Amanda Nunes
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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
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Nationality: Brazil

Weight Class: Bantamweight, Featherweight

Reach: 69” | 1.75 m

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
May 30, 1988

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Amanda Nunes standing, stance, fighting

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Anderson Silva
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Anderson Silva is a professional mixed martial artist with origins from Brazil, but lives in America. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) analysts considered him the greatest in MMA sports, especially for keeping the record for the longest title reign of almost seven years in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history besides sixteen consecutive UFC victories. Silva is on contract with the UFC and was once a UFC Middleweight champion. Silva is known for his accurate strikes, powerful knockout, counterstrikes, Muay Thai skills, Taekwondo, and boxing, which makes him a threat to opponents. In general, he has won over thirty-four MMA competitions and one professional boxing competition.

Anderson Silva has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and a reach of 77” (1.96 m).

Set of illustrations of Anderson Silva in various MMA poses measured with overall height
Anderson Silva is a professional mixed martial artist with origins from Brazil, but lives in America. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) analysts considered him the greatest in MMA sports, especially for keeping the record for the longest title reign of almost seven years in UFC history.

Anderson Silva has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and a reach of 77” (1.96 m).

Set of illustrations of Anderson Silva in various MMA poses measured with overall height
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Nationality: Brazil

Weight Class: Middleweight, Light Heavyweight

Reach: 77” | 1.96 m

Years Active: 1997-2020

Birthday
April 14, 1975

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Anderson Silva standing, stance, fighting

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Valentina Shevchenko
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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).

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Nationality: Kyrgyzstan
Weight Class: Bantamweight, Flyweight, Lightweight

Reach: 66.5” | 1.69 m

Years Active: 2000—

Birthday
March 7, 1988

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Valentina Shevchenko standing, stance, fighting

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk
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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
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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

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk standing, stance, fighting

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Jon Jones
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Jon Jones’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career is one full of successes together with controversy, failed drug tests, and legal battles that saw him rub shoulders with many institutions in America. He is on contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the light heavyweight division. Jon was a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion on two occasions and ranks in the first position in men’s pound-for-pound rankings. He holds twenty-six MMA wins, including being the youngest champion in the history of UFC. Jon is recognized for adaptability and flawlessness besides deploying a diverse range of kicks and clinch in his fights.

Jon Jones has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m) and a reach of 84.5” (2.15 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jon Jones in mixed martial arts positions measured with overall height
Jon Jones’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career is one full of successes together with controversy, failed drug tests, and legal battles that saw him rub shoulders with many institutions in America. He is on contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the light heavyweight division.

Jon Jones has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m) and a reach of 84.5” (2.15 m).

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Nationality: United States

Weight Class: Light Heavyweight

Reach: 84.5” | 2.15 m

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
July 19, 1987

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Jon Jones standing, stance, fighting

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