Mixed Martial Arts MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling , both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests took place throughout Japan and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers. In Brazil , there was the sport of Vale Tudo , in which fighters from various styles fought with little to no rules. In the West, the concept of combining elements of multiple martial arts was popularized by Bruce Lee 's Jeet Kune Do during the late s to early s. Antonio Inoki bout, fought between boxer Muhammad Ali and wrestler Antonio Inoki in Japan, where it later inspired the foundation of Pancrase in and Pride Fighting Championships in
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