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Questions about the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).

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Does a smaller cage increase the chance of finishes?

I read on essentiallysports.com: A smaller cage will result in more fighter interaction. As a result, there will be a higher chance of finishes rather than decisions. Is that true that a smaller ...
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Has any appeal trying to revert a bad judge decisions been successful?

I sometimes see some UFC or other MMA fighter and their team appealing what is in as a bad judge decisions, e.g. https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/17/21261398/dana-white-believes-edson-barboza-...
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What's the use of computers when scoring UFC fights?

I read on https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/02/ufc-247-joe-rogan-rips-judging-andre-ewell-vs-jonathan-martinez-decision/amp: A fun fight was soured by its outcome. After Martinez (11-3 MMA, 2-2 ...
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Why do boxers/fighters oftentimes spin around each other in the ring?

Boxing, MMA, wrestling, etc. - in many different types of 1v1 matches, many fighters will sort of 'orbit' around each other throughout the match regardless of fighting type. Why do fighters do this? ...
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How are judges chosen in MMA/UFC fights?

Judges in MMA sometimes make questionable decisions over bouts. So I was wondering, what exactly makes a person qualify to be a judge on professional MMA fights? What criteria is set for someone to be ...
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Why do women walk around wearing bikinis in UFC conferences and during fights?

During face-offs, conferences and during fights in UFC (and sometimes even in wrestling or boxing matches), it's often noticed that women walk around wearing bikinis around the octagon. Why is this ...
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Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?

Do MMA judges score all rounds at the end of the contest, or do they score each round at the end of each round?
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How are UFC scores awarded?

How does the UFC point system work? From watching fights I can tell that there are multiple judges that submit a scorecard, and the fighter who is the winner on the most scorecards is the winner of ...
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When making weights, why are some MMA fighters sometimes below the weight limit?

When making weights, why are some MMA fighters sometimes below the weight limit? i.e., why not stopping the weight cut when the weight limit (upper bound) is reached? E.g., looking at this mmajunkie....
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What if two boxers refused to fight each other?

Suppose that two boxers (or MMA fighters or similar) chose not to fight. They do nothing and persist in doing nothing even when instructed to start fighting. Now if it was just one doing so, then he ...
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Why do all “combat” sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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What's the UFC rules regarding steroid usage?

Per this article (1) and after watching this press conference video (2) it's so hilarious all the trash that McGregor is talking; funny stuff, but this brings up my question. What's the UFC rules ...
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What happens when a boxer/fighter/wrestler retires while holding a title?

What happens if the title owner rejects to fight anymore or announces that he/she is retired? Is a new belt made? Should he/she return it?
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What is a grounded opponent?

I just heard that for example knees to the head are not allowed to a grounded opponent in MMA. Does it mean he is lying on the ground or does he has to be on the ground with both legs and both hands?