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 Heading into Saturday's fight, McGregor holds a mixed martial arts record of 22-4-0, while Poirier holds a record of 26-6-0. Ryan Craggs, Chron, "How to watch UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2," 22 Jan. 2021 Gavin O’Connor co-wrote and directed this moving tale of two estranged brothers who end up combatants in a mixed martial arts ring. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 Macfarlane trained for her first mixed martial arts fight as a bucket-list item to scratch off in 2015. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: La Mesa MMA champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane navigates year like no other," 5 Dec. 2020 Fight Night returns for yet another Saturday of action with a solid fight card of fighters looking to climb the rankings and earn their place among the household names in mixed martial arts. oregonlive, "How to watch UFC Fight Night Vegas 15 Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark live stream, fight card, results, odds, TV channel (11/28/2020)," 29 Nov. 2020 Rivera said his book also explains a lot of lessons about mixed martial arts, including how people who practice it are often thought of incorrectly. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Glastonbury’s Julian Rivera publishes self-help book," 13 Nov. 2020 The firm’s real estate deals include buying the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida from Blackstone Group Inc., while its private-equity group realized gains from an investment in mixed martial arts league Ultimate Fighting Championship. Sridhar Natarajan, Bloomberg.com, "Lemkau Exits Goldman to Lead Michael Dell’s MSD Partners," 16 Nov. 2020 In what should be a fantastic night of mixed martial arts showdowns, UFC Fight Night 12 from Las Vegas is taking place at the UFC Apex with several fighter’s gearing up to go toe-to-toe. oregonlive, "How to watch UFC Fight Night Vegas 12 Anderson Silva vs Uriah Hall live stream, fight card, results, odds, TV channel (10/31/2020)," 31 Oct. 2020 In what should be another interesting night of mixed martial arts showdowns in Prime Time, UFC Fight Island 6 is taking place at Flash Forum with several fighter’s gearing up to go toe-to-toe. oregonlive, "How to watch UFC Fight Island 6 | Korean Zombie vs Brian Ortega live stream, fight card, odds, TV channel (10/17/2020)," 17 Oct. 2020

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Mixed martial arts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20martial%20arts. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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