plural noun [treated as singular]
An extreme combat sport in which contestants are permitted to use the fighting techniques of wrestling and boxing but also those of martial arts such as kickboxing, judo, and karate.
- The principal force behind the effort is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest mixed martial arts association in the world.
- Only with education will the society ever fully accept the sport of mixed martial arts.
- Yet even among more experimental sects, mixed martial arts has critics.
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