Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : Mixed Martial Arts Defined

Uploaded by expertvillage on 19.01.2008

ED WEDDING: Hi. Welcome to Expert Village. My name is Ed Wedding and I'm going to go
over mixed martial arts, the different ranges. And basically, mixed martial arts came about
with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the exposure of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in the early '90s.
Royce Gracie was kind of like the catalyst of this. He competed in an event called the
Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is now called the UFC, back in 1993, beating many
opponents that weighed much heavier than him just by technique. He weighed merely 170 pounds
and by using the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he was beating much heavy opponents of different
arts. And this is how the mixed martial arts explosion has gotten big as it has this day.