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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.
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.
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 or Sanshou.
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.
MMA weight classes as follows:
Middleweight- 185 lbs
Light Heavyweight-205 lbs