It’s only in the last decade or so that UFC has broken into the mainstream consciousness, but the organization is 25 years old in 2018. That’s right, it was established as far back as 1993 and existed on a small scale for several years before the pivotal 2001 takeover by Dana White and the Fertitta brothers. They have grown the brand to a globally-recognized level and their work has been instrumental in ensuring that many UFC bouts gross enormously as televised pay-per-view events.
It also helps that UFC boasts the top MMA fighters in the world, combatants who might only appear in the octagon for a few short minutes (or seven seconds, as per the quickest-ever knockout in UFC), but the only reason they get there in the first place is because of the thousands of hours of intense training that they undertake. This isn’t just physical exertion, either; UFC fighters spend a huge amount of time devising strategy and studying the preferred styles of their next opponent. London pay-as-you-go gym My Fitness Boutique created this infographic providing a neatly summarized overview of UFC, its origins, its records and the martial arts styles most commonly used by fighters like McGregor and Aldo. Have a read for yourself below: