The Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, has long had the reputation for being the place where top mixed martial artists can showcase their talents. The sometimes maligned UFC is an organization with a history going back to Brazilian fights in the early to mid-20th century.
The organization’s roots in the United States started with a tournament to “find ‘the Ultimate Fighting Champion’ with a concept to have a tournament of the best athletes skilled in the various disciplines of all martial arts, including karate, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, grappling, wrestling, sumo and other combat sports. The winner of the tournament would be crowned the champion.”
The UFC reorganized in 2001 under Zuffa, LLC and the organization solidified the UFC as one of the premier events around the world. The UFC organizes and produces 12 Pay-Per-View events per year and has a television reach of 149 countries and is translated in 20 languages.
This multimedia production combined with the top talent in the world, all seeking to become the Ultimate Fighting Champion in their respective weight class, produced a high-octane event at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The event was attended by media from around the country and fans including Minnesota Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen.
All in attendance were treated to an exceptional show that was capped off with great action in the ring. It is no surprise that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has harnessed the art of adrenaline, from the larger than life fighters to the high octane music and brilliant lighting sequences the show is an adrenaline feast enjoyed by crowd seeking the thrilling experience a fight offers.
There are five UFC events scheduled on the UFC website with the next three in Brazil, China and Canada and closing the year out in Seattle, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada where the final installment of The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show will be the main event on December 15.
If you are an adrenaline fan and like loud and rambunctious shows a UFC event is for you. Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for news on the fighters and more photos from the event. This article originally appeared on Examiner.com and is used with permission from the author.