Do Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tickle your fancy? Are you a contestant or would you like to try your luck as a fighter one day? No matter what your reasons are, you should be watching closely what is going on in the world of MMA. You should also analyze the recent MMA statistics to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.

It is important to study various fighting styles, as well as follow all of the high-profile bouts. To bet wisely, you should learn more about each fighter’s strengths and weaknesses. It is also a good idea to check out the following statistics:

  • Weight
  • Age
  • Win/loss ratio
  • Injuries
  • Fight style preferences

What Is the Most Effective Fighting Style for MMA?

By analyzing some of the most recent MMA fights, you can figure out what the best fighting styles are. Some of the most effective ones include:

  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Karate
  • Wrestling
  • Judo
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If you are working on an academic essay or research paper dedicated to fighting styles, you should either cover one of the above styles or review all of them. You can also buy cheap essay from expert writers specializing in martial arts to impress your readers and learn more about MMA.

Max Holloway VS Dustin Poirier (April, 13)

It was actually a rematch of a 2012 fight, which Poirier won in the first round. Back then, Max Holloway, who is now a UFC featherweight champion, made his debut in the organization, and it was obviously not a very successful one. The bout only lasted 3 minutes 23 seconds and ended in a submission (a mounted triangle-armbar). This year, the situation was pretty much the same: Dustin Poirier defeated his opponent once again, proving that he is ready to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, a UFC lightweight champion.

Kelvin Gastelum VS Israel Adesanya (April, 13)

It was a great chance for Israel Adesanya to show what he’s really capable of. As for Gastelum, he made the 170 lb weight limit and was really looking forward to winning the interim middleweight title. And what a fight that was! Both Gastelum and Adesanya put in one of their best performances, rightfully earning a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus. It was an epic battle, with the outcome hanging in the balance until the last minute. Gastelum fought hard, but Adesanya was clearly better, nearly knocking out his opponent in the fifth round and claiming a well-deserved victory.

Jose Aldo VS Alexander Volkanovski (May, 11)

Aldo was planning to quit the sport after two more bouts, which is why he was looking for a worthy opponent. It is no wonder then that the stakes for him were pretty high. However, it was not easy for the Brazilian to outperform Alexander Volkanovski of Russia. The latter was no stranger to UFC title bouts and he gave Aldo quite a surprise by winning this one most convincingly.

Al Laquinta VS Donald Cerrone (May, 4)

It is always interesting to watch two MMA veterans confront each other in the octagon. Laquinta and Cerrone come from the lightweight division, and this bout, which took place in Ottawa, was very important for them. Both fighters put their titles on the line, with the winner getting a chance to secure a high-profile bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov or Dustin Poirier. It looked like the Fight Gods favored Cerrone that night, as he had no trouble beating his opponent.

Junior Dos Santos VS Francis Ngannou (June, 29)

This fight was part of Santos’s big comeback tour. Even though the man enjoyed legend status, his opponent’s professional fight record was no less impressive. Francis had fewer clicks on the experiential odometer, so it’s little wonder that he was an underdog. Quite expectedly, he lost, but he didn’t go down without a fight.

Darrion Caldwell vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (June, 14)

Martial arts fans consider this fight the most brutal in 2019. It was actually a rematch, and the stakes were pretty high. Horiguchi was not a champion yet, but he was well-known for his knockout-seeking style, while Caldwell was a former NC State wrestling national champion. Kyoji claimed a victory for the second time, defending his title in a most spectacular fashion.

Rose Namajunas VS Jessica Andrade (May 11)

Our list would be incomplete without female fights. Namajunas made a name for herself after beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For two years, no one dared to call her out, so it was a real problem for Rose to find a worthy opponent. It wasn’t easy to fight the 135 lb Brazilian but Jessica Andrade demonstrated that nothing is impossible. After a devastating win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 228, Jessica proved her mettle again by beating Namajunas.

Henry Cejudo VS Marlon Moraes (June, 8)

Cejudo and Moraes are reputedly one of the best MMA fighters. Moraes has a  greater potential, while Cejudo has a better win/loss ratio. The latter had no trouble at all taking apart TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson. Those two wins made him eligible for the fight against Marlon Moraes, which Cejudo won by TKO, becoming the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold championships in two weight divisions – flyweight and bantamweight ones.



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