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United Fruit Company But my presentation's about the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company - based in the United States - that hosts numerous events worldwide. It is the most successful MMA promotion in the sport with many of its top fighters under contract The UFC has five weight-divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the president of the UFC Inspired by vale tudo competitions in Brazil, the UFC held its first competition in Denver, Colorado in 1993.
Showcasing fighters of different disciplines—including boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling and Muay Thai, among others—the UFC sought to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight. After a political backlash, the UFC gradually underwent reform, embracing stricter rules and achieving sanctioning with State Athletic Commissions.
With a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2010 has gained in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage.
As of 2010 viewers can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television With a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2010 has gained in popularity along with greater mainstream-media coverage As of 2010 viewers can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television what happaned to your face??! 1992, single-elimination tournament with a title of War of the Worlds WOW Promotions and SEG produced the first event, later called UFC 1, at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993. The show became an instant success, drawing 86,592 television subscribers on pay-per-view. UFC President Dana White said. "It did so well on pay-per-view they decided to do another, and another. Never in a million years did these guys think they were creating a sport." Senator John McCain saw a tape of the first UFC events and immediately found it abhorrent. McCain himself led a campaign to ban UFC, calling it "human cockfighting," and sending letters to the governors of all fifty U.S. states asking them to ban the event. In response to the criticism, the UFC increased its cooperation with state athletic commissions and redesigned its rules to remove the less palatable elements of fights—while retaining the core elements of striking and grappling. UFC 12 saw the introduction of weight-classes. From UFC 14 gloves became mandatory and kicks to a downed opponent, hair pulling, fish-hooking, headbutting, and groin strikes were banned. UFC 15 saw more limitations on permissible striking areas: strikes to the back of the neck and head, and small joint manipulations were banned. With five-minute rounds introduced at UFC 21, the UFC gradually re-branded itself as a sport, rather than a spectacle.
McCain's opinion of the sport has changed since reform. He stated, "The sport has grown up. The rules have been adopted to give its athletes better protections and to ensure fairer competition
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