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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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 Scott Utterback, Louisville Courier Journal While mixed martial arts is inherently violent, there are ways to minimize risks like the ones faced by Donshay White, a Radcliff veteran who died last year after a bout in Louisville. Laura Ungar, The Courier-Journal, "Five ways to make amateur MMA fights safer," 21 June 2018 Another new fighter, Andrew Ashford, who is a case manager at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, had considered mixed martial arts. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Boxing rookies learn to take the hits in Battle of the Badges," 14 June 2018 Bourdain’s crew spent a day filming at the diner in 2014, and the host himself showed up in the afternoon — but instead of talking shop, Bourdain and Garbiel talked about mixed martial arts. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "In Provincetown, where Anthony Bourdain got his start, shock over his death," 8 June 2018

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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