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Since the first days of our civilization, people have been thrilled by the excitement of betting on combats and sporting contests. Any situation in a fight seems all the more exciting when there's money on the line. Today is no different, as a growing number of people are betting on mixed martial arts events, the modern version of those ancient combats.
Most of the MMA betting action today comes on UFC events. The UFC has a number of pay-per-view events each year and they also have Fight Nights each month. UFC odds are available at BookMaker.eu for all of these events.
Bellator and Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series also get MMA betting action. Bellator usually has at least one event per month, while Dana White’s series has events on a regular basis. There are a number of different forms of Mixed Martial Arts. Here is a look at each of them.
Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Styles
Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu
Carlos Gracie, in the 1920's, opened a Jiu - Jitsu academy in Rio de Janeiro where he taught the skills he learned with Japanese Judo master Esai Maeda. Gracie modified these skills to use less strenght and to be more effective when fighting bigger opponents. The popularity of Brazilian Jiu - Jitsu spread after Gracie and his students started dominating the extreme fighting world with their technique.
Greco - Roman Wrestling
Possibly the worlds oldest sport. Contestants struggle hand to hand attempting to throw or take down their opponent without striking blows.
Ancient Japanese martial art that encompasses throwing, joint locks, striking, and weapons training.
Sportive Japanese martial art founded in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Derived from Jujutsu, Judo is now an Olympic sport that emphasizes throws. Striking is not allowed in competition Judo.
Name used to identify many Japanese and Okinawan martial arts. Some of the popular styles of Karate are Kyokushinkai, Shotokan, Goju - Ryu, Shorin - Ryu, and Kenpo which was the first "Americanized" version of Karate.
Kickboxing is a martial art combining boxing punches and martial arts kicking. Many different styles with different rules exist such as Muay Thai, Full Contact Karate, and Asian Rules Fighting.
Kung Fu is also referred to as Gung Fu, Chinese Boxing, and Wu Shu .Some well-known styles of Kung Fu are Wing Chun, Praying Mantis, Pau Kua, Tai - Chi - Ch'uan, and Shuai Chiao.
Tae Kwon Do
One of the most practiced martial arts in the world, Tae Kwon Do is a Korean fighting style, famous for its fast and powerful kicking techniques.
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