MMA(Mixed Martial Arts – also known as the Ultimate Fighting) is a modern combat sport which is a potent combination of many martial arts styles(Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo). MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and it’s effectiveness has been proven numerous times in combat events throughout the world.
The origins of MMA is connected to Pancration. In 648 BC Pancration has become the part of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. Pancration was a mixture of fist fighting and wrestling and most of the matches ended on the ground where strikes and finishes(locks and chokes) were common. It was the most popular sport in the Ancient Olympic Games and throughout the Helenic world.