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mixed martial arts

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Definition of mixed martial arts in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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