The world of Ultimate Fight Championships has become more mainstream as the years have gone by. It is now known as the biggest Mixed Martial Arts organization in the world. It now commands a huge pay per view following and the matchups are usually classic epics.
UFC fighters use an array of skills ranging from boxing, karate, and wrestling to combat each other in a steel cage. There is nothing fake about the UFC unlike professional wrestling, and it’s more brutal than boxing. There are some similarities between UFC and boxing such as the weight classes that categorizes each fighter, and the fact that each weight class has a champion.
Just as in boxing UFC fighters have to undergo rigorous training to ensure that they are fully prepared for the fight. They must study the skills of their opponent, and learn their strengths and weaknesses. Entering a UFC ring not prepared can lead to an early take down or knock out.
A popular show called “The Ultimate Fighter” was created to give an idea of the regime it takes to become a true UFC fighter. UFC 249 live The show began to air on Spike TV in January, 2005. The popularity of the UFC fights also have made available the UFC on demand online streaming where you can watch your favorite fights directly on your computer.
With UFC catapulting in popularity, tickets for the fights have now become a hot commodity. Each UFC fight has many celebrities in attendance, and the fights are always covered live on pay per view. Even though the fighting in UFC is real, it should be noted that there are rules that govern the sport. Three of the main rules are no biting, no kicking or punching to the back of the head, and no eye scraping. These three rules are for the protection of each fighter. The only way to win a fight is by knockout or submission.
UFC aims to display the best well rounded fighters in the world, and for this fact it continues to grow yearly both in attendance and pay per view buys. One of the most interesting aspects of the UFC is to watch a fighter as he continues to propel his way to the top of the UFC, finally getting his shot at the championship.
Some of the more popular past champions of UFC are Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, and Chuck Liddell to name a few. With a new UFC fight night being featured regularly, you can sit back and watch as the best fighters in the world compete in the steel cage.