MMA History

FAC 24 Recap: Explosive Action and Surprising Upsets Galore

The dust has settled on another exhilarating night of mixed martial arts action as FAC 24 unfolded on May 3rd, 2024. With a lineup packed full of promising talent and seasoned veterans, the event delivered a series of thrilling bouts that left fans on the edge of their seats. The headline of the night belonged to Zach Scroggin, who cemented his status as the 170lb...

FAC 24: A Night of Thrilling MMA Action in the Heart of the Midwest

Fighting Alliance Championship (FAC) gears up for another adrenaline-fueled event as FAC 24 descends upon the cable Dahlmer Arena just outside Kansas City in Independence, Missouri, on Friday, May 3rd. Renowned as a powerhouse in the Midwest MMA scene, FAC consistently showcases top-tier talent, grooming fighters destined for the grand stage of the UFC. FAC 24 stands as no exception, boasting a roster of...

The Rise of Conor McGregor and the Era of Superfights

Conor McGregor's meteoric rise continued into the mid-teens and beyond, as he became a central figure in MMA's evolution. McGregor's trash-talking, larger-than-life personality, and...

The Era of Dominance: The Reign of Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson

The mid-teens to the present day in MMA has been marked by the remarkable reigns of two dominant champions: Jon Jones and Demetrious "Mighty...

The Evolution of Techniques and Training Methods

During the early 2000s to the mid-teens, MMA experienced significant advancements in techniques and training methods. Fighters became increasingly well-rounded, with a comprehensive skill...

The McGregor Phenomenon: The Irish Superstar Takes Center Stage

In 2013, a brash, charismatic Irishman named Conor McGregor burst onto the UFC scene, captivating audiences with his unapologetic trash talk and explosive fighting...

The Rise of Women’s MMA: Ronda Rousey and the UFC Embrace

In 2012, women's MMA received a monumental boost with the arrival of Ronda Rousey. The former Olympic judoka became the face of women's MMA...

The Arrival of MMA Superstars: Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre

The early to mid-2000s witnessed the emergence of two iconic figures who would leave an indelible mark on MMA. Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre...

The UFC’s Resurgence: From the Early 2000s to the Mid-2000s

In the early 2000s, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) faced significant challenges, including legal issues and limited mainstream acceptance. However, the organization underwent a...

The Growth of MMA Organizations

As the popularity of MMA continued to soar, new organizations began to emerge alongside the UFC. Promotions such as Pride Fighting Championships and World...

The Emergence of Striking Specialists

While BJJ initially dominated the early UFC events, the sport soon witnessed the emergence of striking specialists who brought a new dimension to MMA....

The Rise of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

One of the most significant influences on early MMA was the rise of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). UFC 1's champion, Royce Gracie, demonstrated the effectiveness...

The Evolution of Rules and Regulations

Following the controversy surrounding UFC 1, the organizers recognized the need for rules and regulations to ensure the safety of the fighters and gain...

Pat Miletich: The Pioneer Who Shaped the Landscape of MMA

Introduction Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years, evolving from a relatively niche sport to a global phenomenon. At the...