A full contact combat sport, #Mixed Martial Arts (#MMA) covers judo, amateur wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, catch wrestling, karate, kick boxing and muay thai. For decades, this sport has been very popular not only among men but also among women. While fans of MMA know much about this sport, there are still some facts that may elude some. Here are 25 Fun #MMA Facts That You May Or May Not Know:
20. Bruce Buffer was born to earn a black belt in MMA, just like his grandfather.
www.joe.ie Also known as the “Veteran Voice of the Octagon,” Bruce Buffer, the official Octagon announcer for UFC events, is the grandson of flyweight boxing champion Johnny Buff. Just like his grandfather, Bruce Buffer is also a champion in his own right. He is currently a second-degree black belt in tang soo do.
15. Igor Vovchanchyn holds the record for the longest winning streak in the history of MMA.
unintelligentdefense.blogspot.com From January 1996 to May 2000, now retired Ukranian MMA artist and kick boxer Igor Vovchanchyn won a total of 32 consecutive fights with a draw and a no-contest. That record was the longest streak of wins ever accomplished in the MMA history and remains unparalleled up to this day.
10. The first MMA fight in history happened in Shanghai in 1909.
bleacherreport.com The first ever recorded MMA fight was a bout between British boxer Hercules O’Brien and Chinese Wushu fighter Huo Yuan Jia. The bout took place in Shanghai, China in 1909.
5. UFC Knockout is the only event in history to not feature a knockout.
torrentbutler.eu UFC 76: Knockout was held in September 2007 in California and was the only event in history to not feature a knockout.
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