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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brings to you UFC 133, a mixed martial arts dual between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis. Evans is presently ranked at no. 3 position in light heavyweight category in the world by Yahoo Sports and Sherdog. He’s a winner of heavyweight division of The Ultimate Fighter 2. He has been UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Davis, on the other hand, is presently ranked at no. 8 position in the light heavyweight category in the world by Sherdog. He has a remarkable mixed martial arts record with nine wins and no losses. Two of these nine wins were by a knockout. The fight will take place inside “The Octagon”, an eight-sided cage.
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Mixed martial arts is a full body contact sport, incorporating fighting skills and techniques from other combat sports like karate, Muay Thai, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing. Grappling and striking techniques are allowed both while on the ground and standing. The sport has its roots in the ancient Olympics, when Pankration, a combat sport was part of the games. The present day mixed martial arts, however, has its roots in the early 1900’s, when similar sport was being played in the Pacific Rim and Japan, and throughout Europe. As early as 1989, mixed martial arts events were held at a professional level in Japan by Shooto. However, the combat sport was imported to the US by the UFC when it brought, Vale Tudo, a combat sport which had developed in Brazil in early 20th century to the US in 1993.
The largest promoter of mixed martial arts in the world is the UFC. Apart from promoting the combat sport it also hosts most of the top fighters. In addition, it enforces the rules of mixed martial arts and divides the sport into seven categories, each category determined by the weight of the fighter. These categories are heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, featherweight and bantamweight.
The mixed martial arts of today is much safer and regulated than it were before. Vale Tudo was less regulated and dangerous, in which competitors fought with little regulation. Later, regulation was introduced into the sport for the sake of the fighter’s safety and to make mixed martial arts more publicly acceptable. The fight ends and the result is determined either with judges’ decision, a technical knockout, a knockout, or with one of the fighters’ submitting. A match may also end in a draw, no contest, technical draw, forfeit, disqualification or technical decision. Today, it has got viewers in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, Canada, and the US. Now the sport is shown on mainstream channels like ESPN.
Some of the Hall of Famers of mixed martial arts are, Matt Hughes, Charles Lewis, Jr., Chuck Liddell, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. Except Gracie, all the others are Americans. If you want to know the out come of this well anticipated fight between Evans and Davis, reserve your UFC 133 Tickets now!
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