The roots of the format of Ultimate Fighting Championship can be traced all the way back to 648 B.C when it was held as an Olympic Combat sport and it went by the name of Pankration. And in modern times, Pankration goes by the name of Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC’s history dates back to 1993 when its first event was held in Denver, Colorado. UFC is known for having fighters who’ve mastered in various fighting styles. So from its very first event, UFC started featuring fighters with different fighting styles, and the first competition showcased styles like Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Karate, and Wrestling along with fighting styles. Initially the rules of Ultimate Fighting Championship events weren’t that much well orchestrated, but due to some political reasons they had to impose a lot more strict rules, and as a result UFC was sanctioned by the State Athletic Commissions.
Initially UFC’s popularity was only contained within the American Soil, but soon after it gained broadcasting deals with various networks around the globe, UFC’s popularity just crossed borders and it grew more and more. Through these various networks, UFC’s word reached other regions like Middle East, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe. More fame and exposure came UFCs way this year when they signed up with more media coverage that took them to mainstream. Due to its mainstream coverage Ultimate Fighting Championship is now available on Pay Per View in various countries other than United States, like Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Brazil.
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s popularity took a major flight back in 2009 with its high grossing event UFC 100. From UFC 90 till UFC 98, UFC’s mainstream popularity was in the process of reaching out to the top. But with the massive success of UFC 100, UFC became a new phenomenon in the sports entertainment. UFC 100 also received massive national exposure due to its extensive broadcast on ESPN. From there onwards, UFC kept the momentum going with its array of exciting events, and kept the fans of the sport, wanting for more. With each coming event UFC garnered more and more views and ticket sales.
Matches in UFC vary when it comes to their length. In the usual scenarios the round’s duration is five minutes with a one minute break after the end of a round. Each non title match lasts for three rounds or best of three, while the title matches last for five rounds or best of five.
This year UFC comes up with another one of its exciting events, UFC 132.
The event is scheduled to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City. The event is expected to be held on July 2, 2011. The main event of UFC 132 is a match between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber for the Bantamweight Championship. Other matches in the main card include the Middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Wanderlei Silva and the Light Heavyweight Bout between Tito Ortiz and Ryan Bader. In Preliminary Card Brad Tavares will be going up against Aaron Simpson. Simpson was initially scheduled to go up against Jason Miller, but Miller was pulled out of the card because he became a coach at The Ultimate Fighter 14.
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