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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Browse through our curated Mixed Martial Arts Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Mixed Martial Arts. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.

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5’8” | 1.73 m
May 30, 1988
Amanda Nunes
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Amanda Nunes
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 14, 1975
Anderson Silva
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Anderson Silva
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 17, 1969
Chuck Liddell
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Chuck Liddell
5’9” | 1.75 m
July 14, 1988
Conor McGregor
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Conor McGregor
5’8” | 1.73 m
July 9, 1985
Cris Cyborg
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Cris Cyborg
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 20, 1979
Daniel Cormier
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Daniel Cormier
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 17, 1981
Holly Holm
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Holly Holm
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 18, 1987
Joanna Jędrzejczyk
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Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Jon Jones
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6’4” | 1.93 m
July 19, 1987
Jon Jones
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Jon Jones
5’10” | 1.78 m
September 20, 1988
Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Khabib Nurmagomedov
5’7” | 1.70 m
February 1, 1987
Ronda Rousey
170.000
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Ronda Rousey
6’4” | 1.93 m
August 19, 1982
Stipe Miocic
193.000
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Stipe Miocic
5’9”-6’ | 1.75-1.83 m (Fence)
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5’5” | 1.65 m
March 7, 1988
Valentina Shevchenko
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Valentina Shevchenko
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Height comparison diagram of Khabib Nurmagomedov compared to other MMA fighters

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is the first professional Muslim in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to take the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title. He competes for the UFC and holds the UFC Lightweight Championship title. Khabib holds a record of twenty-eight straight wins, which is the longest in MMA, and is number two in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. Besides, he has won the Combat Sambo World Champion twice. Khabib is skilled in judo, wrestling, and sambo. He is known for his grappling style and relentlessly exhausting a rival by forcing him against the cage, preventing him from escaping and attacking and striking him.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m) and a reach of 70” (1.78 m).

Collection of drawings of Khabib Nurmagomedov measured with overall height
Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is the first professional Muslim in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to take the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title. He competes for the UFC and holds the UFC Lightweight Championship title. Khabib holds a record of twenty-eight straight wins—the longest in MMA.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m) and a reach of 70” (1.78 m).

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Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Nationality: Russia

Weight Class: Lightweight, Welterweight

Reach: 70” | 1.78 m

Years Active: 2008-2020

Birthday
September 20, 1988

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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

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Valentina Shevchenko standing, stance, fighting

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Anderson Silva
Scaled height comparison illustration of Anderson Silva in relation to other mixed martial arts fighters

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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Stipe Miocic
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Stipe Miocic is a Croatian-American Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion who holds the record for most consecutive title defense after defending the heavyweight championship four times. He has taken home the UFC Heavyweight Championship title two times. Stipe competes for UFC in the heavyweight division and is a nine-time record holder for fight-night bonus awards. Stipe has also won the Golden Gloves and a record twenty wins in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He derives his strength from his elite-level wrestling and boxing ability. UFC men’s pound-for-pound ranking lists him at number four, besides considering him the greatest in the heavyweight division.

Stipe Miocic has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m) and a reach of 80” (2.03 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Stipe Miocic in mixed martial arts positions measured with overall height
Stipe Miocic is a Croatian-American Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion who holds the record for most consecutive title defense after defending the heavyweight championship four times. He has taken home the UFC Heavyweight Championship title two times.

Stipe Miocic has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m) and a reach of 80” (2.03 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Stipe Miocic in mixed martial arts positions measured with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Weight Class: Heavyweight

Reach: 80” | 2.03 m

Years Active: 2010—

Birthday
August 19, 1982

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Stipe Miocic 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

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Holly Holm standing, stance, fighting

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