MMA Is Quickly Becoming the Favorite Sport in the Americas

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has grown over the last decade by leaps and bounds, establishing itself as a real sport and then as one of the top sports in the world.

The UFC has been at the forefront of this era and truly has been the ambassador for the sport. But it is the last few years that have become some of the most significant changes to date.

It started in March of 2007, when the Fertitta’s bought the Pride Fighting Championships. This brought upon a wave of some of the most recognized Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight fighters today as well as others. By acquiring their competition , the UFC made another move toward cornering the market.

Of course over time, The Ultimate Fighter has played a role and continued to through the years. From season one it has produced notable fighters in the UFC and other promotions.

UFC 100 proved to be a signature moment, headlining two title fights and a stacked card of great fights.

This card truly established GSP’s dominance, Henderson’s right hand, and Lesnar’s credibility in the sport. Later, UFC 129 would also prove to be a similar event with the largest audience ever for the UFC.

As time rolls on, fans eagerly await the next big development of the sport, and of the UFC. While still needing to sanction the sport in a few states, the UFC is on its way to making the sport one of the greatest sports of all time. Time will tell what will happen, but it can be confidently said that MMA is still going strong and shows no signs of stopping.