Mixed Martial Arts MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling , both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests took place throughout Japan and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers. In Brazil , there was the sport of Vale Tudo , in which fighters from various styles fought with little to no rules. In the West, the concept of combining elements of multiple martial arts was popularized by Bruce Lee 's Jeet Kune Do during the late s to early s.
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Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in the UFC by weight-class and pound-for-pound. A fighter is only eligible to be voted on if they are in active status in the UFC. A fighter can appear in more than one weight division at a time.