UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Tickets for Sale

The Ultimate Fighting Championship or (UFC) is currently the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world.  The top-ranked fighters are featured in the sport that is based in the United States but travels worldwide for special events that showcase nine weight divisions including strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight, and have to date had more than 300 events.  President Dana White presides over the UFC while Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertita have control of parent company, Zuffa, LLC.  Many different fighting styles are used including boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, sambo, muay thai, karate, judo among many others and the fighters have developed unique fighting styles and techniques from many different styles from more than one genre that is today considered mixed-martial arts.  Popularity for the sport has grown so much that the UFC has purchased or absorbed the rival promotions of Pride, World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce and EliteXC, as well as adding women to the sport in November of 2012 when they signed their first women to the ranks, Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.  UFC matches vary in length and depends on if the match is for a Championship title, “main event” fight and each round can be no longer than five minutes with one minute between rounds that all take place in an eight-sided ring that is officially called “The Octagon”, SEG trademarked the concept which prevents other sports from using the same type of cage for their bouts.  Bouts that can end by submission, knockout, technical knockout, judges’ decision, disqualification, forfeit, no contest or a draw.  One of the fastest growing sports on the market today, mixed martial arts are taking the world by storm if you have not seen a UFC match you are missing out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a global promotional company marketing fights between the very best mixed martial arts fighters. Initially, the organization sought to pit the best fighters from different disciplines in an eight-sided ring with few rules. This was meant to determine who the best fighter was and what the best fighting style in the world was. This was the goal when the UFC held its first event in 1993 in Denver. As the promotional company continued to organize these fights a new kind of fighting developed altogether.

The best fighters in the world would not remain bound by the fighting styles, instead these competitors used moves from other disciplines and a loosely defined style known as mixed martial arts became the dominant style. In the 21st century fighters from all weight classes learn these fundamentals of wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and several others and adjust for each fight.

Just as the fighters have made changes to their fighting styles to emerge victorious from the octagon, the UFC has made changes to survive as a sports entertainment league and become the most popular fighting organization in the world. Most notably, it has added weight classes. The UFC had been an exhibition with one title at the beginning. That was when it was about comparing fighting styles. As these fighters began to draw from the same pool of moves and strategies, weight began to matter more and more.

Also, political pressure to develop weight classes built as states actually started banning Ultimate Fighting Championship matches. Those states object to the difference in weight and the relatively few rules, considering these matches to be too savage.

Now the UFC is a sports empire with many different weight classes and seven different brands. The most popular of the brands are the numbered UFC events, which are pay-per-view events. These feature the biggest matches, specifically the title fights. There are plenty of UFC fights available for those who do not want to pay for individual events too. UFC has standard fighting formats on Versus, Fox, FX, and Fuel TV. These shows will occasionally have championship fights, but most often they are matches between contenders trying to position themselves for a shot at a title. These many formats provide plenty of opportunity for UFC fans to enjoy a great match.