As Mixed Martial Arts has grown in popularity, the UFC has become the number one MMA brand for most fight fans, but is the UFC international?
The UFC is international because they host their events in cities all over the world and have plans to keep expanding their reach. The UFC also has fighters from a whole host of countries who showcase a variety of the best international martial arts.
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Let’s take a closer look at:
- The UFC’s events (and if they could be coming to your home town)
- International UFC fighters
- The best martial arts from around the world
UFC’s International Events
The UFC hold their events all over the world, in some of the biggest cities, and regularly selling out some of the most recognized and famous venues and arenas.
From the UFC’s humble beginnings (holding their events in the back rooms of casino venues in the United States) the UFC has grown into a truly international MMA promotion.
Nowadays, you only need to check the UFC’s up-coming events to see how far they’ve come in conquering the global MMA market, and to see when they’ll be in a venue near you.
“The UFC is a truly international MMA brand”
The UFC’s international reach is always growing across the world to welcome in new fight fans.
For example, in 2019 the UFC hosted live events across the globe from:
- North, Central & South America
- The Middle East
- and The South Pacific
Check out the countries the UFC visited, and how many times in 2019:
|Countries||Number of Events|
|United Kingdom||1||Czech Republic||1|
|United Arab Emirates||1|
Can Anyone Go To Live UFC Events?
Anyone can go to a live UFC event, all you need to do is get yourself a ticket. You can buy your UFC tickets through the UFC’s website.
Going to a UFC event is an awesome experience for any UFC fight fan.
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UFC’s International Fighters
The UFC’s roster is home to the best MMA fighters, from all corners of the globe.
This means that when you’re heading to a live UFC event, you’re sure to see the best talent on display.
But not only will you see the best fighters, the chances are they’ll be a local guy or gal too.
The UFC do a great job at showcasing local fighters in live events, either in their home city, or near to where they grew up.
Why does this matter?
- It hypes up the fighter to put on the best performance they can in front of their friends, family and local fans.
- It gets the crowd behind their hometown fighter, giving the whole event a lively, buzzing atmosphere
Whether its Conor McGregor in Ireland, GSP in Canada, or Anderson Silva in Brazil, the UFC know how to showcase their local talent, and give the fans what we want.
Which Country Has The Best UFC Fighters?
For a long time, the United States and Brazil have been leading the way in MMA by producing the most UFC champions.
However, as the sport of MMA continues to grow around the world, we are seeing more and more countries producing some of the best fighters in the world.
Now we see fighters from over 70 countries being represented in the UFC, and champions from all around the world.
At time of writing this article, the UFC’s current rankings included undisputed champions from these countries:
- United States
But with the UFC’s roster stacked with the worlds best MMA talent, we’re sure to see more world flags at the top of the UFC’s rankings.
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UFC’s International Martial Arts
As the name suggests, Mixed Martial Arts is a sport with a mix of all the most effective martial arts.
From striking martial arts, to grappling martial arts, MMA uses only the best forms of fighting from all over the world.
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These forms of fighting which we see inside the UFC Octagon, are the martial arts which have been tried and tested over hundreds, or even thousands of years – and proven to work.
Here’s an overview of just some of the martial arts used in MMA today, and where they are said to have originated from.
|Martial Art||Country of Origin|
“Modern MMA has martial arts with ancient, international roots”
Of course these are not the only martial arts used in the UFC.
MMA fighters use all the best bits of martial arts from all over the world.
Whether its certain kicking techniques from Muay Thai, Karate, or Taekwondo.
Or some grappling techniques from BJJ, Judo and Wrestling.
If its being used in MMA, it works, and it is a testament to just how effective those martial arts and techniques really are.
If you’re looking to get into martial arts for yourself, we’ve got you covered.
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