Dagestan fighters are dominant in the UFC because they are expert wrestlers who use their wrestling effectively to neutralize their opponent’s ability to fight back. As a result, Dagestan fighters have a high winning rate of 89% in the UFC.
Lower-ranked UFC fighters who typically have other full-time jobs train anywhere from 4-5 hours per day. In contrast, higher-ranked UFC fighters train 6 hours plus every day because their higher earnings from the UFC allow them the financial freedom to focus solely on training full time.
Lethwei, Burmese bare-knuckle boxing, is a martial art that is highly likely to cause the most injuries because there are two key factors that accentuate Lethwei’s natural proclivity for injuries: bare-knuckle striking and head butts are allowed in Lethwei competitions.
American jiu-jitsu (AJJ) is a jiu-jitsu style inspired by American wrestling that emphasizes top-pressure positioning to put their opponent at a disadvantage. A world-class jiu-jitsu practitioner named Jake Shields is most credited with developing AJJ.
The average salary estimated for UFC fighters in 2020 was US$147,965. UFC fighters are paid for making the weight, turning up to fights, the number of fights they partake in, and other endorsements outside of the UFC’s domain, including sponsorship support.
Japanese Jujutsu is an ancient martial art from which others, such as Judo and BJJ, were derived. It involves immobilization, throwing, striking, defense and sometimes the use of small weapons. Students also study technique theory, Japanese history and terminology, the human body and first aid.