mixed martial arts

noun

Definition of mixed martial arts

: a contact sport that allows a wide range of fighting techniques including striking, kicking, and grappling

Examples of mixed martial arts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The action flick follows the Oscar winner as a mixed martial arts fighter who is rebuilding her life and hoping to reconnect with her son. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Halle Berry Returns to Bruised Set One Week After Being Injured During Fight Scene Filming," 27 Nov. 2019 Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as Trump, joined by his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, as well as several congressional Republicans, took their seats ahead of the pay-per-view mixed martial arts match. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump frequently waved to the crowd at the UFC 244 tournament, headlined by a battle between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masdival for a new belt named BMF, a vulgar acronym. Masvidal won the fight after the match was stopped and Dwayne ‘‘The Rock’’ Johnson awarded him the championship belt.," 4 Nov. 2019 After being booed heartily at a World Series game in Washington and then again at a mixed martial arts event in Manhattan in the last two weeks, Trump found a more hospitable crowd on Saturday. New York Times, "L.S.U. Survives Alabama’s Second-Half Push for a Big Win," 9 Nov. 2019 Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as Trump, joined by his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, as well as several congressional Republicans, took their seats ahead of the pay-per-view mixed martial arts match. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump frequently waved to the crowd at the UFC 244 tournament, headlined by a battle between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masdival for a new belt named BMF, a vulgar acronym. Masvidal won the fight after the match was stopped and Dwayne ‘‘The Rock’’ Johnson awarded him the championship belt.," 4 Nov. 2019 Appearing as a guest of UFC president and longtime friend Dana White, Trump entered Madison Square Garden before the mixed martial arts event with loud music playing over the speakers. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "President Trump says UFC reception was 'like walking into a Trump Rally'," 3 Nov. 2019 Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as Trump, joined by his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric, as well as several congressional Republicans, took their seats ahead of the pay-per-view mixed martial arts match. Washington Post, "Trump takes break from impeachment for another kind of fight," 3 Nov. 2019 But that changed after working out during the offseason with his brother, Jon, a mixed martial arts professional who currently is the two-time undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Chandler Jones has been like a hurricane to opposing quarterbacks, has his eye on Saints," 23 Oct. 2019 Tyson will conduct interviews with fighters, and musicians, entertainers and other famous fans of mixed martial arts. Dan Gelston, chicagotribune.com, "Former champ Mike Tyson takes a swing at MMA coverage," 7 Oct. 2019

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Mixed martial arts.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20martial%20arts. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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