The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts promotions company which is popularly known as UFC in the United States. Let us know more about this unique sport in detail.
All about Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC
The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC is a private Mixed Martial Arts Promotion industry in USA. It was founded in November. 1993. Art Davie, Rorion Gracie and Bob Meyrowitz are the founders of UFC. UFC has its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Lorenzo Fertitta is the current Chairman/CEO, Dana White is the President, Marc Ratner is the VP Regulatory Affairs and Joe Silva is the VP Talent relations, are the current post holders of the UFC. Zuffa, LLC is the parent company of UFC and ufc.com is the official website of the company.
UFC is based in USA as we have mentioned above and it promotes the fight events worldwide. The tournament has nine different weight categories. The UFC’s brand of MMA is self acknowledging the fact is that UFC is not only a sporting event, but also it is an entertainment program as well. Since its inception in 1993 it has hold over 250 events till date.
After it was founded, the first ever fight organized by UFC was held on 12th November, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The main motive of UFC is to identify the martial arts in the real fighting form with different fighting categories. These categories are called ‘disciplines’ in UFC and these disciplines are, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Karate, Judo and many others. Mixing the martial arts with real time fight has created a new present day mixed martial arts for sure.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has developed wonderfully throughout the world with the help of television expansion. UFC is very much popular through out the USA plus in Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and in Asia. The UFC has gained the attention of the main stream media in the USA for last few years and it is also available on pay-per-view television as well. Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 are the official broadcasters of the UFC. All in all 130 countries are wired up with UFC telecasts currently.
Pride, World Exteme Cage Fighting, Elite XC and Strikeforce are the rival fighting entertainment shows along with the WWE for the UFC in the USA.