MMA

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.

The roots of mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, although professional MMA events had been held in Japan by Shooto starting back in 1989. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety.

Later promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.

The name mixed martial arts was coined by Rick Blume, president and CEO of Battlecade, in 1995. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and WWE

These photos were taken by Anne Shiever for Afresh Entertainment Magazine and Afresh TV.  The event PERSEVERENCE by Eye Win was held in Salina KS at the Ramada Inn on Saturday April 3.  It was also sponsored by the Kansas Athletic Commission, and other fine establishments in the Salina KS area.  More great MMA events coming soon to an area near you.

Below are the results for this event.  Winners underlined:

TASHA HAUN VS RACHELLE JAMES

PAUL LOWINDOWSKI VS CLINTON BAZIL

TYLER BRAUER VS TREVOR CHAPPARO

ADAM BOYE VS TYLER CURTIS

KELLY ALLEN VS CURTIS ROBERTS

MIKE STONEBREAKER VS DEREK DRAIL

TIM DECARD VS PAUL KALINDA

JOHN MCDOWELL VS KEVIN FULLER

KALEN CUBIC VS NA GERIDOT

CALEB VS HECTOR NAVEN (NO SCORING) GRAPPLING

JOHN HOLLIS VS RAKAN ADWAN

JEREMY BLAKE VS DONNELL BOLTON–EYE WIN HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

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