This is the show of Seconds. This the second show. This is the second time using an interview I recorded earlier with Phoenix Carnevale. This is episode 2 of season 5 of The Walking Dead. This is a a rematch of Aldo vs Mendes. And I am just loving this second go around of Warriorcast with the two Ken’s. Thank you for listening.
In this episode we stumbled on the weight classed. Here we have them for you.
Set of Rules
Since the moment UFC showed up with the first official MMA championship in the world, the sport would also be defined as a constant changing modality of sport of contact. The rules of the MMA have been evolving not only to make the sport more professional and serious, but also to match the demands of television broadcasting. Today, despite it being much closer than a free style combat than anything more rigid or traditional, the MMA fight has numerous restrictions and criteria to organize the competitions.
One of the first, immediate changes UFC did to the sport was the creation of weight classes to organize the competition in a fashion more professional and challenging. Before the setting of categories by weight, often fighters weighting 190 lb would face slim opponents weighting 65 lb. The spectacle would be somehow exciting in the same way as it was gratuitous and savage, so UFC decided to ban this kind of barbaric stigma off the modality.
Today we have nine different categories: The flyweight (125 lb), Bantamweight (135 lb), Featherweight (145 lb), Lightweight (155 lb), Welterweight (170 lb), Middleweight (185 lb), Light Heavyweight (205 lb), Heavyweight (265 lb), and Super Heavyweight, which includes anyone above the 265 lb limit of Heavyweight.
The UFC 1 also brought the most traditional feature of the combat, the open-fingered gloves, which prevent longer fights where the contact would be avoided for too long.
This feature might change from championship to championship, but is almost unanimous each round should last for no longer than 5 minutes. Some competitions will then set 3 rounds, 5 minutes long each one, while most championships will set the number of round from 5 to 7 rounds with 5 minutes each. In Japan, some championships might held even 10 minutes longer rounds, followed by 2 or 3 others of 5 minutes each traditionally.
Since there are many different martial arts involved, is almost a rule for whoever wants to win to know well the different styles of combat that can be performed by the opponents. The Offensive wrestler, for example, will apply more attacking skills from martial arts like judo and kickboxer, the Sprawl-and-brawl will adopt boxer and karate techniques to keep the fight on stand up, using sprawls as defense to remain on feet. There are many other set of techniques and skills, like the submission strikes, which are really essential to know beforehand to prevent a defeat due to excessive time on the floor.
Our first featured guest is a beautiful woman from NYC, personal trainer/weight loss specialist, she writes for Latina Magazine’s fitness expert and on her own projects as a mixed martial artist
AMC’s The Walking Dead season 5, episode 2.
In gaming we talk “Tekken” (which I believe is Japanese for “Iron Fist”) It is a fighting game franchise created, developed and published by Namco. This is Ken Jrs.’ favorite game. What are you favorite games?
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