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Understanding Mixed Martial Arts Sporting Combats

By Sandra Wuang

Mixed martial arts is a contact fighting sport which allows a large variety of combat skills and techniques. Traditional martial arts competitions only allow one style of fighting, but mixed martial arts incorporates moves and tactics from multiple fighting techniques. Mixed martial arts allow grappling and striking techniques, and fighters scan combat either on the ground or standing. These kinds of competitions allow fighters from many different backgrounds to be able to compete.

Sprawl and brawl is a tactic that uses effective standing combat moves, while trying to avoid ground fighting and take downs. This kind of fighter is usually a kick boxer, boxer, thai boxer, or karate fighter who is trained in wrestling. These fighters also study submission style wrestling in case they find themselves taken to the ground. This style is very different from normal kickboxing, so almost all traditional competitors will need to alter their techniques.

Most mixed martial arts competitions have weight classes so fighters can take on opponents who are close to their own body size. There are nine main weight classes which are super heavyweight (120+kg), heavyweight (120kg), light heavyweight (93 kg), middleweight (84 kg), welterweight (77 kg), lightweight (70 kg), featherweight (66 kg), bantamweight (61 kg), and flyweight (57 kg).

Ground and pound is a basic ground mixed martial arts tactic which consists of bringing the opponent to the floor by using a throw or takedown. The fighter then has the top position and can strike at the opponent with elbows and fists. This is also a good way to resist submission holds. Ground and pound wrestling is often used by mixed martial arts wrestlers and fighters who are experienced in takedowns and submission defense.

They first take the opponent to the ground, star a grappling position, and then strike until their opponent is knocked out or submits. Although this is not a traditional style of mixed martial arts fighting, the reliability and effectiveness of these moves have made them a popular tactic in many mixed martial arts competitions.

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Wuang, Sandra "Understanding Mixed Martial Arts Sporting Combats." Understanding Mixed Martial Arts Sporting Combats. 8 Aug. 2010. 3 Aug 2014 <>.

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