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Best 3 MMA Fighting Styles

Updated on March 1, 2013

What Are The Top 3 MMA Fighting Styles ?

 In Mixed Martial Arts there are alot of different fighting styles. The sport of MMA is based around real life full hand to hand combat. A fighter must remember that a fight can go any where from stand up boxing to ground grapeling  fighting. in some cases fighters must fight off the cage as well.

The primary fighting positions are, stand up fighting, ground fighting,clinch/dirty boxing,and fighting off the cage. With that said there are many different forms of fighting in all positions, so witch three fighting styles are the best ?

Brazalian Jiu-Jitsu

The First UFC winner was none other then Royce Gracie. The Gracie Family changed the Picture of martial arts. Like Bruce Lee Royce Gracie showed the world that Brazalian Jiu-Jitsu was a Fighting style, that was based on simplicity's and realism. the realism practicality of BJJ is what makes it one of the toughest and best fighting styles.

Brazalian Jiu-Jitsu was originated from Kodokan Judo, witch is a Japanese Martial art. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art/ self defence system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. the teachings of this fighting art is based on the principles that a weaker, smaller person can defeat and defend against attacks from a larger person. This fighting style utilises technique and leverage, to apply joint locks, choke holds to finish there attacker.

It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger person. by applying leverage and proper technique a bjj fighter can finish a fight in many ways, such as joint locks and choke holds.bjj is also a combat sport with a training and belt ranking system

Top BJJ Fighters.

  1.  Royce Gracie.
  2. Recardo Arona.
  3. Ricardo Almeida
  4. Gabriel Gonzaga
  5. BJ Penn
  6. Demian Maia
  7. Nat Diaz

Top Muay Thai Fighters

1. Mauricio Rua
2. Anderson Silva
3. Thiago alves
4. Wanderlei silva

Muay Thai Kick Boxing

 Muay Thai is a fighting system from Thailand. it is known for there strong knees, leg kicks, and elbows. Most Muay Thai Kick Boxers have very strong leg kicks, and very strong knock out power punches. also know as the art  of eight limbs Muay Thai Kick boxing is becoming one of the most popular fighting forms in the world.

Muay Thai  is deeply rooted  in the history of south east Asia fighting arts. Muay Thai is one of the oldest fighting forms in the world. 


 Judo is a standing clinch / throwing fighting art. Judo is  a Japanese fighting art that can be tracked back to the samurai. Judo was the main open hand fighting system of the samurai.Judo is a Olympic sport, in japan you can find colleges that solely teach judo.

Judo is based on arm locks, hip throws, leg sweeps, and standing chokes. there is also grappling involved with judo but judo is mostly based on ending the fight with a powerful throw.


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      justin barracosa 4 years ago

      it seems in the evolution of mma, we're seeing a passing of the torch as to which style is supreme. Right now it seems to be the strikers.

      justin barracosa

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      alex 4 years ago

      i have wrestling over judo

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Nice Hub. I think Frank Mir deserves a spot for BJJ fighters.