The weight limit rule for UFC heavyweight fighters was put in place to ensure the safety of heavyweight fighters by forcing them to stay in shape, which leads to better performance when they compete in the octagon.
Superman punch is an unorthodox striking technique that requires a fighter to slightly jump off the ground to execute a straight punch (cross). The origin of the superman punch is not clear, but the superman punch became known during the 1960s when it was used by pro boxers and Muay Thai fighters. It is called “Superman Punch” because it resembles the Superman pose from the popular action movie.
Ground and pound is a specific technique where a fighter in top position is striking the opponent on the bottom with punches, elbows, and knees. The man who pioneered ground and pound in MMA was Mark Coleman, and he was also the first one to use this term in the 90s.
Vale Tudo is a full-contact combat sport that is often referred to as No Holds Barred(NHB). It means “Anything Goes” because it’s a combat sport with very few rules, thereby it is considered far more violent than modern MMA. Vale Tudo is originated in Brazil and gained popularity during the 20th century.
Fight Island is located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It was initially used as a way for the company to keep operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote location allowed them to set up a secure bubble to keep their athletes safe. In the future, they intend to keep using this location to stage fights.
Still, there have been more than a few fighters who proved that big muscles can work in MMA fighting. Despite carrying a lot of muscles on their frame looking closer to jacked bodybuilders, these fighters have all been able to reach the highest levels of the sport and even become UFC champions. Keep reading this article to find who they are, and their interesting stories.