ED WEDDING: Hi. Welcome to Expert Village.
My name is Ed Wedding and I’m going to go over mixed martial arts, the different ranges.
And basically, mixed martial arts came about with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the exposure
of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu back in the early ’90s. Royce Gracie was kind of like the catalyst
of this. He competed in an event called the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is now
called the UFC, back in 1993, beating many opponents that weighed much heavier than him
just by technique. He weighed merely 170 pounds and by using the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
he was beating much heavy opponents of different arts. And this is how the mixed martial arts
explosion has gotten big as it has this day.