After many years spent in relative obscurity, the sport of mixed martial arts, or MMA, is finally coming into its own. Fans who previously had little interest in martial arts like Judo and Tae Kwan Do are suddenly flocking to the arenas where MMA fights are held, with tickets selling out quickly and fight enthusiasts filling the seats to cheer on their favorites.
Mixed martial arts, or MMA, combines the grace and elegance of boxing with the intensity and athleticism of activities like kickboxing and Judo, a winning combination for fans and fighters alike. The sport of MMA has grown so quickly that there are now a number of different governing bodies overseeing the fights and championships, and every fan has their own favorite tour.
The biggest and best-known of the MMA governing bodies is undoubtedly the UFC, short for Ultimate Fighting Championship, but it is by no means the only one. The Bellator MMA, the sponsor of the wildly popular Bellator Fighting Championship, is another top contender, and these two have been joined by lesser-known entities like the ONE Championship, Zuffa, and a number of others.
The organizations that govern the sport of MMA may be different, but they all have a few things in common. From the athleticism and courage of the fighters to the fact that the tickets to the fights sell out quickly, these commonalities are certainly worth noting.
If your goal for 2023/2024 is to see mixed martial arts fight live and in person, you would be well advised to act quickly. The octagons are opening up once again, and fans will soon be lining up for tickets to see their favorite fighters.