UFC, or the Ultimate Fighting Championships is a mixed-martial arts fighting association where fighters compete in an octagon shaped ring. The object for each fighter is to beat the other by submission or knockout. Fighters where light gloves that allow them to grapple, while at the same time protect their hands when striking opponents. Fighters often wear boxing shorts and no shirt and no shoes. No jewellery is permitted while fighting. The Ultimate Fighting Championships has weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight. Similar to boxing and other combat sports, each weight class has its own champion. For example the current UFC lightweight champion is Sean Sherk. To become a champion of your weight class, you must fight your way to the top and challenge the current title holder, Khabib vs. Ferguson live stream these are called championship fights are are usually only viewable on pay-per-view.
Ultimate Fighting Championships has been around for roughly 15 years. It was started by the Brazilian Gracie family, who fought in the Jiu-Jitsu style. Over the past decade UFC has grown in popularity and currently it is a mainstream sport. Through the years UFC has bred such fighters as Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, Royce Gracie, Tim Silvia, Randy Couture, and Chuck Liddell. The Ultimate Fighting Championships are mostly broadcast on Spike TV, with some major events such as the upcoming UFC 78 available only on pay-per-view. The president of the UFC is Dana White, an ex kick-boxer and gym owner. He co-owns UFC with Zuffa LLC in Las Vegas, NV.
There are many people who believe that the UFC is barbaric and that its fighting style is ruthless. In fact, there are several rules set in place to ensure the fighters safety. Some of the rules of the UFC are:
1. No biting
2. No kicking or punching to the back of the head
3. No eye gouging
Recently, the UFC has become more proactive in creating a better experience for the viewer. Referees are now being trained to “pick players up” off the canvas to avoid long-drawn out wrestling bouts. More of the fights now are a mix between stand-up fighting and submission attempts.