Mixed Martial Arts

Maiko Metsalu

Mixed Martial Arts (aka MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the fighter to use any techniques to knock out the other fighter. :)

MMA was born in 1930 from "vale-tudo" fighting style.

Sadly MMA became popular in the 80's not before.


The rules of modern MMA have changed significantly since the early days of vale tudo.

The most important rule that came along with MMA was that the fighters were sepparated to 9 different weight classes, since the weight had been an significant factor.

The weight classes start from 56.7 kg's and end with exceeding 120.7 kg's.

In MMA  fighters have to wear  4 or 6 oz gloves to fight.

If the opponent has been defeated by an illegal move or strike, the defeated player will be  declared the winner.

MMA fighters have to wear shorts and have to be barechested.

Some fighters of MMA

  • Bibiano Fernandes
  • Jon Jones
  • Anderson Silva.
  • And many many others!

Anderson Silva :)

Anderson Silva is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and a former UFC middleweight champion.
Anderson Silva is born in April 14, 1975  he's 1.88 meters tall and 84 kg's heavy.

Silva first began training jiu-jitsu. By the age of twelve his family was able to set aside enough money to start him in Tae Kwon Do lessons, from which he moved on to Capoeira, before finally settling on Muay Thai at the age of sixteen.

Silva is not famous only in MMA , but he has mastered many more fighting styles.

I strongly suggest not to pick a fight with him!


Anderson Silva is marketed by 9ine: a sports marketing company co-owned by former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo.

He is also sponsored by Burger king, and sportswear and equipment supplier Nike.

Why did I choose this sport category?

The answer is easy: I like all the fighting sports , and MMA is like a combination of them all. I also like looking how the fighters KO other fighters!