mixed martial arts


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 Rauchbach is the owner and head trainer at Elite Training Center in Redondo Beach, which teaches several forms of mixed martial arts, as well as active-shooter self-defense courses. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 Galloway's then-fiancé, attorneys noted, was training as a mixed martial arts fighter and may have had access to the supplement bottle. Dan Carson, Chron, 24 May 2022 Her research introduced her to mixed martial arts fighter Glover Teixeira. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2022 In July, because of concerns about violence, Huntington Beach City Council members were escorted by police into a meeting to fill the seat vacated by anti-masker and mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz. Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 Since retiring from mixed martial arts, Velasquez had been seen in pro wrestling performing for WWE and the Mexican wrestling promotion AAA. Fox News, 2 Mar. 2022 Women’s mixed martial arts grew through fighters such as Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and Cris Justino, known as Cyborg. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 Ring of Honor promotes its pro-wrestling stars as having a hard hitting style that incorporates wrestling and mixed martial arts. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, 1 Nov. 2021 Trump has long been a fan of both boxing and mixed martial arts. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mixed martial arts

1990, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Mixed martial arts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20martial%20arts. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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