Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling, and ground fighting that incorporates techniques from various combat sports and martial arts from around the world. It is also known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting.

Mixed Martial Arts has seemed to grow more popular with sporting fans. Highly publicised fights can get as much media attention as any major sporting event. The betting for MMA seems to well formatted, there are a wide selection of outcomes and different sectors within the fight you can bet on. There is more to the mix of MMA betting compared to boxing.

Sporting fans around the world get confused about MMA and boxing, what’s the difference between them both?

Learning about those distinctions can mean the difference between an exciting win and a loss when betting on an MMA fight for the first time on sites like these. 

The Three Known Fighters

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is a trash-talking and social media celebrity. Aside from the gimmicks, there’s no doubting that McGregor is a top-tier fighter. His left hand is one of the best in the sport’s history, and if he can get back on track, he’ll be far higher on this ranking than he is now, as of March 2021.

McGregor is best recognised for knocking out Jose Aldo in the first 13 seconds of their fight, making it the fastest UFC title fight ever. Other significant victories include fights against Max Holloway, Chad Mendes, Nate Diaz, and Eddie Alvarez. Conor was also the first athlete to defend two UFC belts at the same time.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

This Russian MMA fighter is known as “The Eagle of Dagestan” and he is without a doubt the finest best lightweight to ever set foot inside the octagon. In his whole MMA career, the Russian fighter has never lost a match, he has 29 victories and within those victories he has only lost two rounds. He started his fighting career in 2008 and retired in 2021 because he could not continue fighting without his father and he had promised his mother that he would stay away from the ring. 

Georges St-Pierre

Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre is regarded as one of the best welterweights in history. The Canadian has defended his championship ten times.

Matt Hughes, Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit, and BJ Penn are just a few of the notable names Georges St-Pierre has defeated. For many years, he was ranked as the world’s number one welterweight, the Canadian fighter had the most title wins, and he had the second longest cumulative title streak. He retired in February 2019 with a record of 26 wins and 2 losses. His two defeats came from the fighters, Matt Hughes in 2004 and Matt Serra in 2007.

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