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MMA Heavyweight

MMA Heavyweight Trivia

30 Jan , 2021,
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The heavyweight division best represents what we all love about Mixed Martial Arts: big, strong, athletic men who can easily separate their opponents from consciousness with just one strike. While the fighters in lower weight classes are often perceived as being more skilled, the heavyweights have plenty of technique to go along with their raw power. In the early days of MMA, when there were no weight divisions, every fighter was forced to potentially take on opponents far larger than themselves.

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MMA Light Heavyweight Trivia

MMA Light Heavyweight Trivia

Jan , 2021,
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The light heavyweight division, contested at 205lbs, has long been the marquee division of MMA. Who can forget the early UFC rivalries of Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort? Or their contemporaries in Pride FC – Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Rampage and Alistair Overeem. These names came to define MMA for an entire decade.

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MMA Middleweight Trivia

MMA Middleweight Trivia

Jan , 2021,
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The middleweight division, as it’s name might indicate, sits roughly in the middle of the MMA spectrum of speed and athleticism vs strength and stopping power. Fighting at 185lbs, middleweights are generally still big and strong enough to be able to put most men to sleep, yet quick and skilled enough to put on exciting five-round wars.

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MMA Welterweight Trivia

MMA Welterweight Trivia

Jan , 2021,
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Welterweight, or 170lbs, is the hypothetical cut-off between large men and average-or-below sized individuals. At this level, technique cardio and athleticism become paramount factors, over strength and knockout power. Not to say that these don’t also help – just ask the two-time champion Matt Hughes, who was known for his freakish ‘farmer’ strength. Or the current champion Kamaru Usman, whose punching power can be envied by fighters in any weight class.

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MMA Lightweight Trivia

MMA Lightweight Trivia

Jan , 2021,
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Lightweight has always been one of the most exciting weight classes in MMA. From the beginnings with Jens Pulver and BJ Penn, through a brief hiatus following Pulver’s dispute with UFC, to Penn’s triumphant return and title reign, the 155-pounders have consistently delivered awesome fights. And who can forget Frankie Edgar, WEC’s Benson Henderson and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, to Pride’s Takanori Gomi.

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