These days, mixed martial arts (MMA) fights attract many millions of fans around the world. MMA has been booming since the 1990s and today it is known practically all over the planet. The most popular betting website bet winner has this discipline in its lineup, and the spectacular nature of the fights only adds to the adrenaline.

In this article we will tell you about the main features of the sport that you should take into consideration when betting and also look into the specifics of betting on MMA.

What is mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts, aka MMA, aka Mixed martial arts. Full-contact fighting, which combines various types of multiple techniques, schools and directions of martial arts. MMA combines two main strategies of confrontation:

- Striking technique. It is used in stand-up, clinch. It is applied by different parts of the body: hands, elbows, feet, knees.
- Wrestling technique. To be applied in the ring (parterre). Fighters use throws, grapples, painful and suffocating holds.

Each fighter is free to use their own technique. Punchers like boxing, kickboxing and Thai boxing. Free-style wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo and sambo are suitable for pumping up the wedge. And jiu-jitsu, grappling and all the same judo and sambo will help in parterre.

It is believed that mixed martial arts has its origins in Ancient Greece Olympics, when athletes competed in pankration - a style of fighting without weapons. The modern development of MMA took place in 1990s in the United States and Japan. Back in 1993, the Americans organized a tournament of representatives of boxing, karate, sumo and wrestling, and the Japanese in 1997 established the legendary "Pride".

In Russia, mixed martial arts began to gain popularity in the early 2000s, after a series of victories by Fedor Emelianenko, and acquired the status of "sport" only in 2012.

By the way, it is not quite correct to call MMA a fight without rules. MMA has its own rules, and they are quite strict.