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Welcome to the exhilarating Mixed Martial Arts Quiz!

Are you prepared to challenge your knowledge of this dynamic combat sport and demonstrate your prowess as a real MMA enthusiast?

We’ve crafted tough questions that will push your MMA expertise to the limit.

Just count your correct answers and head to our result table to witness your performance.

So, strap on your gloves, channel your inner fighter, and let’s find out if you can pack a punch with your MMA trivia mastery!

Table of Contents

1. Who is considered the father of modern Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?

  • A) Bruce Lee
  • B) Royce Gracie
  • C) Chuck Liddell

2. In which year was the first UFC event held?

  • A) 1985
  • B) 1990
  • C) 1993

3. What does the term ‘Takedown’ mean in MMA?

  • A) A submission hold
  • B) Throwing an opponent to the ground
  • C) Knocking out an opponent

4. Who holds the record for the most UFC title defenses?

  • A) Anderson Silva
  • B) Jon Jones
  • C) Demetrious Johnson

5. Which fighter is known as ‘The Notorious’?

  • A) Conor McGregor
  • B) Nate Diaz
  • C) Khabib Nurmagomedov

6. What is the minimum number of rounds in a UFC fight?

  • A) 1
  • B) 3
  • C) 5

7. Which MMA championship is known as ‘The Ultimate Fighter’?

  • A) UFC
  • B) Bellator
  • C) ONE Championship

8. Who was the first-ever female UFC champion?

  • A) Ronda Rousey
  • B) Cris Cyborg
  • C) Holly Holm

9. Which of these fighters is known for utilizing the ‘Stockton Slap’?

  • A) Nick Diaz
  • B) Nate Diaz
  • C) Chael Sonnen

10. Where is the UFC Performance Institute located?

  • A) Los Angeles, California
  • B) Las Vegas, Nevada
  • C) New York City, New York

11. Who holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history?

  • A) Conor McGregor
  • B) Jorge Masvidal
  • C) Ronda Rousey

12. Which UFC fighter had an undefeated record of 29-0 upon retirement?

  • A) Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • B) George St-Pierre
  • C) Jon Jones

13. What does the acronym ‘MMA’ stand for?

  • A) Maximum Martial Arts
  • B) Mixed Martial Arts
  • C) Masterful Martial Arts

14. In which martial art did Bruce Lee specialize before developing Jeet Kune Do?

  • A) Wing Chun
  • B) Muay Thai
  • C) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

15. Which of these fighters did NOT compete in the Pride Fighting Championships?

  • A) Fedor Emelianenko
  • B) Mirko Cro Cop
  • C) Daniel Cormier

16. What is the primary goal of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA?

  • A) Striking
  • B) Takedowns
  • C) Submissions

17. Which of these fighters is known as ‘The Last Stylebender’?

  • A) Israel Adesanya
  • B) Max Holloway
  • C) Tony Ferguson

18. Which weight class is NOT included in the UFC?

  • A) Super Heavyweight
  • B) Featherweight
  • C) Bantamweight

19. Who was the first fighter to hold two UFC titles simultaneously?

  • A) Conor McGregor
  • B) Daniel Cormier
  • C) Amanda Nunes

20. Which MMA discipline is known for its leg kicks and knee strikes?

  • A) Muay Thai
  • B) Boxing
  • C) Taekwondo

21. Who defeated Ronda Rousey in her first career loss?

  • A) Holly Holm
  • B) Miesha Tate
  • C) Cris Cyborg

22. Which UFC fighter is known as ‘The Spider’?

  • A) Anderson Silva
  • B) Georges St-Pierre
  • C) Demetrious Johnson

23. What type of gloves do MMA fighters wear during a fight?

  • A) Open Finger Gloves
  • B) Boxing Gloves
  • C) No Gloves

24. Which former Olympic wrestler went on to become an MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer?

  • A) Randy Couture
  • B) Mark Coleman
  • C) Dan Henderson

25. What does the term ‘Ground and Pound’ mean in MMA?

  • A) Striking an opponent while on the ground
  • B) A type of submission hold
  • C) A wrestling move

26. Which martial art is known as the “Gentle Art”?

  • A) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • B) Judo
  • C) Aikido

27. Who is the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC title?

  • A) Jon Jones
  • B) Vitor Belfort
  • C) Conor McGregor

28. Which MMA fighter has a signature move called the ‘Showtime Kick’?

  • A) Anderson Silva
  • B) Anthony Pettis
  • C) Conor McGregor

29. In which weight class does the UFC fighter Rose Namajunas compete?

  • A) Strawweight
  • B) Flyweight
  • C) Bantamweight

30. What is the most prestigious MMA event in Japan?

  • A) RIZIN
  • B) Deep
  • C) Pancrase

31. Who is known as the first UFC heavyweight champion?

  • A) Randy Couture
  • B) Mark Coleman
  • C) Bas Rutten

32. What is the technique of applying pressure to an opponent’s neck or arteries to cause them to submit or lose consciousness?

  • A) Armbar
  • B) Chokehold
  • C) Kimura

33. Which MMA fighter was nicknamed ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’?

  • A) Tito Ortiz
  • B) Ken Shamrock
  • C) Tank Abbott


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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