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MMA fighters, kickboxers, martial artists, other combat sports athletes and contemporary martial artists who have been influential.

MMA blends all these styles-Kickboxing, boxing, submission grappling, and wrestling-into one and a lot of athletes coming into the sport today are training in a way that combines them as well.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the hybrid Judo style taught by Mitsuyo Maeda, a naturalized Japanese-Brazilian citizen who was a 7th Dan in Kodokan Judo, to Carlos Gracie and his family during the early 20th century, it has become the dominant style of grappling taught to most MMA fighters.

Vale tudo had been on Brazilian TV for decades but the Gracie helped create the UFC as a way of showing the effectiveness of their family's martial art. Royce Gracie was picked by his father Helio to compete at the first UFC and won the tournament.

Luta Livre is a style of grappling that developed in Brazil, evolving from freestyle wrestling and Judo.

Catch, freestyle, folkstyle (collegiate) and Greco-Roman wrestling have all been seen in MMA as a number of high level college wrestlers and even some Olympians have competed in MMA and submission grappling. Catch wrestling refers to the catch-as-catch-can style of grappling that originated in England and spread across America after the Civil War, later finding it's way to Japan via Karl Gotch, a Belgian freestyle and Greco-Roman competitor-turned pro wrestler, who trained Japanese pro wrestlers that began the shoot style of pro wrestling that became immensely popular there.

Pro Wrestling played it's role, particularly in Japan where PRIDE FC was co-founded by pro wrestler Nobuhiko Takada and filled arenas in Japan with the series of Pro Wrestling vs. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grudge matches that played out there. Kazushi Sakuraba, a former collegiate wrestler-turned pro and catch wrestler, emerged as one of the biggest stars in his victories over different members of the Gracie family. His nickname was The Gracie Hunter and I.Q. Wrestler. He often fought at heavyweight and openweight against much larger opponents as well. Josh Barnett may be the most well known catch wrestling practitioner still competing in MMA today with his past appearances in PRIDE, UFC, and New Japan Pro Wrestling events.

Kickboxing is a hybrid of the popular full contact styles used in K-1, Glory, WKA, or WBC Muaythai-Boxing, Muay Thai, Karate, Taekwondo, Shootboxing, Wushu or Sanshou.

MMA weight classes as follows:
Atomweight-105 lbs
Strawweight-115 lbs
Flyweight-125 lbs
Bantamweight-135 lbs
Featherweight-145 lbs
Lightweight-155 lbs
Welterweight-170 lbs
Middleweight- 185 lbs
Light Heavyweight-205 lbs
Heavyweight-265 lbs
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