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

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Trends like virtual/online training, boutique fitness studios, boot camp, and mixed martial arts were all included in the survey this year, but none of them ranked in the top 20. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "The Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2019, According to Fitness Pros," 1 Nov. 2018 Davids, a mixed martial arts fighter and an attorney, is going strong—and knows how to win a fight without punching below the belt. Jill Filipovic, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your State-by-State Guide to Women Running in the Midterms," 31 Oct. 2018 They are manufactured by Newaza, the same company that produces the high-quality gear for ripped fighters in mixed martial arts and jiujitsu, two sports where a flashy, self-expressive athletic uniform is the norm. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Label Poser Offers Up Martial Arts–Quality Clothes With an Intergalactic Edge," 30 July 2018 The city has been a strong training ground for mixed martial arts with Duke Roufus' Roufusport MMA Academy. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UFC is coming back to Milwaukee, this time to new arena," 7 July 2018 The fans of the mixed martial arts world are so diehard and so loyal. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Q&A: UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic on Daniel Cormier, Firefighting and More," 6 July 2018 Jordan also loved mixed martial arts, movies (especially Star Wars and Lord of the Rings) and video games. courant.com, "Jordan Jeffrey Arakelian," 5 July 2018 Stipe Miocic has been the UFC's heavyweight champion for more than two years, calmly dominating the most tumultuous division in mixed martial arts during a record three title defenses. Greg Beacham, chicagotribune.com, "Superfight won't uproot grounded UFC heavyweight star Stipe Miocic," 4 July 2018 Soares, meanwhile, was about a year into a five-year deal worth more than $20 million with AXS TV for his growing mixed martial arts promotion, Legacy Fighting Alliance. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Moore: Ed Soares takes unique path to build MMA's Legacy Fighting Alliance," 28 June 2018

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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