Exciting, brutal, and thrilling: if Quentin Tarantino did sport, it would be mixed martial arts (MMA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mixed martial arts first stepped into the ring in 1993. It evolved from a competition to discover the world’s most lethal form of hand-to-hand combat. UFC 1 was a huge pay-per-view hit, attracting a record audience of more than 85,000 viewers.
The action is extraordinary. Shamelessly violent and not for the faint-hearted. For the sports fan, it is edge-of-the-seat, adrenalin-fuelled, action, where a single well-timed head kick can dethrone a champ and upset the bookmaker.
Mixed martial arts has battled controversy from its inception. The only rules in bout #1: no biting and no eye gouging. Since then, more safety rules have been added but the UFC is still points ahead when it comes to raw aggression. It makes boxing look like a Disney double bill.
Although still a fledgling sport, the UFC has already created its own Hall of Fame, featuring mixed martial arts legends such as Royce Gracie, Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping and Ronda Rousey.
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Mixed martial arts packs in the thrills. Add a little action to the event, and you are guaranteed an entertainment knockout.