Mixed martial arts is one of the oldest and most popular forms of sport. It is a form of martial arts that mix different culture’s fighting style as one and thus makes the game more interesting. The different fighting style in between the competitors has always been an interesting sight for the people. Mixing various fighting style has been one of the major attraction of the history of MMA fighting but now with the changing time, the various rules and regulations of the game are also developing.
The advanced rules of this game have enhanced the popularity of the game and have made many people turn as a fan of this game. If you too are also a fan of this amazing sport then here are 5 MMA facts and history that you would be interested in knowing:
- Anderson Silva has a record of most knockouts under his name:
Anderson who is one of the most well-known players in the history of MMA has a record of the highest number of knockouts under his name. He was a player of excellent skills and talent who was undefeatable in most of his matches. His style of fighting and playing the game was one attraction for many viewers. He is still an inspiration to many MMA players.
- Abu Dhabi owns 10% of UFC:
10% of the shares of UFC is owned by the city of Abu Dhabi. To some of the people, this may not be as surprising as UFC is one of the largest corporations in MMA. Therefore, it is no big surprise that the UFC will be owned by many different resources. But Abu Dhabi owning to 105 of the entire UFC is one great thing that needs to be mentioned.
- Melton Bowen started the trend of wearing gloves:
It was never a necessity to wear gloves while playing the games of MMA. But it was Molten Bowen who started the trend of wearing gloves while playing the game. The trend became popular when he wore the gloves in the Octagon. Many players started following the same trend of wearing gloves during their matches and later it became a rule for all the games of MMA.
- Stefan Struve is the tallest of all:
Stefan was popularly known as ‘skyscraper’ due to his height of 7’0″. He was the tallest player that entered the octagon during the MMA games. This player from the Netherlands stood like a tower in front of his opponents blocking their every chance to win against this tall giant MMA player.
- UFC belts are of real gold:
Unlike many other games who fake the promise of presenting pure gold belts to the players, UFC belts are actually made of real gold. The net worth of the belt which the winners of the MMA games win is $333,000. This is one interesting fact that most of the fans of MMA games were not aware of.
These are the 5 interesting facts that make MMA games shine over many other similar concept games. Were you aware of these facts?