Mixed Martial Arts

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Mixed Martial Arts by Mind Map: Mixed Martial Arts

1. Fighters/Recognized MMA People

1.1. UFC Hall of Fame

1.1.1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell

1.1.2. Randy "The Natural" Coture

1.1.3. Matt Hughes

1.2. Fighters

1.2.1. Champions

1.2.1.1. Anderson "The Spider" Silva

1.2.1.2. Junior dos Santos

1.2.1.3. Gilbert Melendez

1.2.1.4. "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey

1.2.2. Top Contenders

1.2.2.1. Cain Velasquez

1.2.2.2. Anthony Pettis

1.2.2.3. Nate and Nick Diaz

1.2.2.4. Rory MacDonald

1.3. Media

1.3.1. Ariel Helwani

1.3.1.1. Arguably the best MMA Interviewer.

1.3.1.2. Host of MMAFighting.com "MMA Hour"

1.3.2. Kayrn Bryant

1.3.2.1. Host of MMA H.E.A.T.

1.3.3. Joe Rogan

2. Fighting Organizations

2.1. Ultimate Fighting Championship

2.1.1. Top Organization for fighting

2.1.2. Approximately 210 Fighters in the Organization

2.1.3. Owned by Zuffa

2.2. Strikeforce

2.2.1. Sister Company to the UFC

2.2.2. Fighters either come from or move on the UFC from here.

2.3. PRIDE!

2.3.1. Historic MMA Organization in Japan

2.3.2. Most memorable fighters came fighting out of Japan

2.3.3. Did not use Octagon but a boxing ring.

2.3.4. One of the first fighting organizations

3. Various Techniques

3.1. Jiu-Jitsu

3.1.1. Influences

3.1.1.1. Judo

3.1.1.2. Bartitsu

3.1.2. Heritage

3.2. Boxing

3.3. Wrestling

3.3.1. Dominant base for MMA

3.3.2. Strong wrestling dictates where fight goes

4. The Rise of MMA

4.1. Fastest growing sport.

4.2. The Ultimate Fighter

4.3. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz/Randy Coture Saga

4.4. Brock Lesnar

4.5. PRIDE!