A Closer Look At The History Behind UFC 183 By The Numbers – [Infographic]

UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz was an MMA event held on January 31, 2015. Anderson ‘Spider’ Silva, most dynamic striker of all time, the longest reigning UFC middleweight champion in UFC history has a number of records to his name. Post-fight bonuses by Silva, 2nd most in UFC history behind Joe Lauzons.

Diaz’s 13 wins by KO, eight by submission (4 armbar, 2 kimura, RNC, triangle choke). Get more details on their records in this infographic by UFC.

History Behind UFC
MMA has evolved a lot. Now, fighters can no longer rely on one skill set to dominate the competition. Fighters are now required to round out their striking, wrestling and BJJ games in order to have a chance at making to the top of the UFC.

Silva’s Muay Thai clinch, Diaz’s triangle choke, Rousey’s armbar gave them a lot of attention. There are different submission specialists in MMA history who made their skill sets take them to a new height.

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Re-Watch History As One-Armed Fighter Nick Newell Defeats Eric Reynolds To Become The XFC Lightweight Champion

Fighters do not want to fight an one armed fighter. The potential opponents who turn down fights against a one armed fighter feel that it would be a lose-lose situation for them, as if they won, it would be been against a one-armed fighter; if they lost, it would be against a fighter with one arm.

Battling through all odds, Nick Newell made history by becoming an XFC Champion in 2012. Re watch the historic moment with the given video by AXS TV FIGHTS:

Mixed martial arts fighters are some of the most well conditioned and skilled athletes in sports. It takes years of dedication and hard training to be successful. In many cases fighters make history by achieving a new feat. Such championship gives everyone a reason to dream. It’s all possible with different MMA techniques and learning programs for MMA Fighters to get the best training and fulfill their dreams.

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Era of Youth Wrestling

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Wrestling is a professionally entertaining sport. Youth wrestling is gaining popularity with each passing day. Beach wrestling, arm wrestling, freestyle wrestling, collegiate wrestling are some common types of wrestling. It has given birth to legendary wrestlers.

History of Wrestling
Evidences show youth wrestling has deep roots in Greece, was played 15,000 years ago. The ancient Romans adopted the sport with much enthusiasm, but devised rules to eliminate most of the brutality. New York City hosted the first national organized wrestling tournament.

Wrestling Benefits
The youth of this generation is inclined towards wrestling. It is leaving a greater impact on their mind and they are interested to make their future in wrestling. Wrestling is important to develop basic athletic skills. It develops physique and mental toughness. Wrestling is such an amazing sport that provides youth an opportunity to learn things and develop strong mind and bodies.

Hygiene Importance for Wrestlers
It’s not easy to be a wrestler as it requires a lot of stamina and strength. It is then common that youth wrestlers are prone to skin infections as they have to deal with sweat. Herpes, ringworms are the most common skin infections, which affect wrestlers. Youth wrestlers need to practice hygiene habits such as: never share towels, equipment, etc. One of the things to remember is proper hygiene for wrestlers: never share towels, equipments, uniforms and use antifungal soap, which will help them to lead healthy lives and excel in the game.

Youth wrestling makes wrestlers strong enough to deal challenges and overcome them. It teaches hard work and personal accountability.

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Wrestling – The World’s Oldest Competitive Sport

History of Professional Wrestling

The earliest reference of wrestling comes from cave drawings of wrestlers dating as far back as 3000 BC.

Traces of wrestling have also been found in Sumerian times, some 5000 years back.  Archaeological findings show wrestling to be prominent during Egyptian times. A drawing from tomb of Beni-Hassan shows 400 wrestlers.  Apart from this drawings showing the existence of corporations of wrestler, wrestling rules and refereeing codes have also been found.

Greeks however developed wrestling as a science and art.  It was considered to be an important training for young men. They wrestled naked, smeared in olive oil and sand to protect skin from heat and cold. The oil was then removed with a instrument known as strigil and washed with clean water.  Freestyle wrestling was mostly prevalent in Greece during that time.  The competitor who threw the opponent on back, hips, chest, knees or elbows was declared winner.

Wrestling gained further popularity in 708 B.C, during the ancient Olympic Games. It became an important and decisive discipline of the Pentathlon after discus, javelin, long jump and foot race. Milon of Croton, student of the philosopher Pythagoras was the most famous wrestlers of that time.

A dark phase for wrestling came during the reign of Emperor Theodosius I in 393. He banned all pagan games and outlawed Olympic Games.

But wrestling was restored back to its glory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, practiced in the socially elite circles of castles and palaces

Renowned artists like Caravaggio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Courbet, Rabelais, Rousseau, Montaigne, Locke, etc. encouraged wrestling.

In fact a colored wrestling manual was printed in 1512 by German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Professional wrestling in its truest sense started in 1830 from France. Wrestlers who did not have access to elite circles, but had talent, formed troupes and traveled across France. A little glamor to professional wrestling was added during this time with open challenges thrown by wrestles to fight them and introducing fancy names like “Edward, the steel eater”, “Bonnet, the ox of the low Alps” etc.

In 1848 a French showman Jean Exbroyat created first circus troupe of wrestlers. It gave some organization to this sport. After his death, the troupe was overseen by Mr. Rossignol-Rollin. His strong marketing acumen spread the influence of wrestling far and wide.  It got spread to Austrian Hungarian Empire, to Italy, to Denmark and to Russia. The confluence of different cultures impacted wrestling giving it a new outlook and came to be known as Greco-Roman wrestling.

Thereafter professional wrestling was organized in entire Europe in 1898 Paul Pons, a Frenchman became the first Professional World Champion of wrestling.

By the end of 19th century, professional wrestling became a sport of in vogue in Europe Gradually with time International Federation for wrestling was created and impetus was given to these sports in every

In present scenario wrestling has many forms and is practiced by both men and women. Today competitive wrestlers are at risk of contracting and spreading bacterial skin infections every time they step on the mat. Read our hygiene guide for wrestlers for more information.

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