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Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu in UFC

Updated on September 4, 2014

The complete fighting discipline...

The popular Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu.
The popular Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is indeed drawing raves all over the world, thanks to its steady growing followers.


The UFC’s popularity has soared for the past few years. The excitement generated by this very taxing sport considered by many as brutal is enormous and its induced entertainment reverberates through the veins of fight-conscious audience.

In this sport, each comabatant can use any forms of martial arts whether it could be karate, judo, taekwondo, boxing, kickboxing or wrestling. Moreover, the use of fist, feet, elbow and knee (but not head) are allowed. One will be declared winner by way of submission or unanimous decision.

Offensive and defensive skills in the arsenal of each gladiator are exploited to the hilt to make them competitive, enduring and successful in every fight they're engaged in.

It is so ironic that an intense and a full-contact sport like the UFC which has only few prohibitions (unlike that of the professional boxing where gloves are worn) is considered safer by many enthusiasts of this sport. According to them this nonstofull combat sports enables each fighter to be very protective and defensive yet always ready to strike at will with lethal offensive blow. UFC combats usually doesn’t last the distance and the duration of most of the fight is usually shorter than that of boxing (a sports that claimed handful of lives already).

The famous "octagon" the arena where UFC combatants squares off in this bloody cage.

The pay per view generates awesome revenue for UFC aside from audience entrance tickets and sold merchandise and souvenirs.
The pay per view generates awesome revenue for UFC aside from audience entrance tickets and sold merchandise and souvenirs.

The UFC will not be as popular now without its past battle-scarred sentinels like 6-feet-1 Royce Gracie, the sports’ ultimate gladiator in the earlier development stages of the bloody UFC. Gracie usually outlast, outwit and outfight his bigger and heftier opponents.

Gracies’ deep and wide array of tactics can smother his foes by employing his potent controlled hand-to-hand combat techniques, which is popularized by his UFC Hall of Famer father for people who are not that strong, yet agile, fast, coordinated or even large (Royce tips the scale at about 75 kgs while his father was 140 kgs.).

Gracie-jiu-jitsu which is now one of the most commonly used martial arts in the realms of the UFC and it is originally intended to be used as a self-defense technique rather than for battering people better. This martial art is devised for average man who takes good care of his physique and health, while saying “I’m not ready to get into a street fight.”

This consummate fighting tactic is better than the other fighting disciplines like karate, boxing and kickboxing because it is effective even in real-life combat situations. Ninety-five percent (95%) of all real fights are staged in the ground and jiu-jitsu is the most versatile and the only self-defense system that equips you with ground grappling techniques that gives you an edge that you'll need

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    • KBEvolve profile image

      Kenneth Brown 

      7 years ago from United States

      Royce's contribution to MMA cannot be denied. His fight with Hughes was so heartbreaking.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah you're right there dohn, Gracie was the pillar and cornerstone of UFC, without him UFC is a goner for now or still struggling...

      I think the present UFC fans here recognizes the contributions of Royce in this sport. For with Gracie interests with UFC and even MMA were generated.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I was and am still a huge fan of Royce Gracie. The UFC certainly owes him a great deal of gratitude for being such a respected and feared champion. Thanks for sharing this!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      thanks for commenting and dropping by keph's and thanks for the links too...

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      kephrira 

      9 years ago from Birmingham

      It is amazing how much Gracie iu Jitsu changed early vale tudo and MMA, and how completely Royce Gracie dominated it for a while. You can see some of his early fights at http://www.onlinefightvideo.com

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