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The Ultimate Fighting Championship Quiz
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About This Quiz

These mixed martial arts fighters pummel each other into submission for fans worldwide. How much do you know about the UFC? Fight through this quiz to find out.

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UFC events spotlight which discipline?

"Mixed martial arts" is often abbreviated as MMA.

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How many weight divisions are there in the UFC?

There are 10 divisions. The heavyweight division maxes out at 265 pounds (120 kilograms).

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Which state was the first to enact specific regulations regarding MMA?

Many states eventually followed California's lead.

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In which year was the UFC's first event held?

Its first event was held in 1993. The first events had a looser, less regulated format.

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The UFC's headquarters are in which major city?

The company is at ground zero of the gambling world.

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Which fighter acquired the nickname "The World's Most Dangerous Man"?

Shamrock headlined more than 15 main events.

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In what year did Canada decriminalize mixed martial arts?

Canada decriminalized MMA in 2013, and the UFC is now looking to hold more shows there.

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Senator John McCain tried to ban UFC, calling it what?

He called it "human cockfighting." More than 30 states wound up banning extreme types of fighting events.

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"The Beast Incarnate" is a nickname for which successful fighter?

With his immense torso and iron-rod neck, Lesnar's nickname is appropriate.

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What substance did the UFC ban fighters from using in 2014?

Testosterone replacement therapy could give some fighters an unfair advantage.

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Which city hosted the first UFC event?

Denver is a hub for plenty of other major sporting events, too.

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Who did Georges St-Pierre defeat during the headline fight at UFC 129 in April 2011?

Shields won in a unanimous decision.

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Early UFC events on TV had a disclaimer warning viewers about what?

In the early days UFC was considered insanely violent.

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What was Chuck Liddell's nickname?

His nickname was "The Iceman," and he was recognizable because of his mohawk and tattoos.

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Who is probably the most influential person in the history of MMA?

Gracie's success in the early 1990s propelled him to fame.

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Anderson Silva was born in which country?

He was born in Brazil and now lives in Los Angeles.

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Which year did the UFC receive its highest ratings on Fox?

2011 featured a match where Junior dos Santos beat Cain Velasquez.

Fighters used their chosen discipline in hopes of advancing.

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Anderson Silva holds the record for the longest title streak. How many consecutive wins span that streak?

His streak lasted 2,457 days, and he is still regarded as one of the best fighters in the world.

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What is the record for consecutive submission victories?

Royce Gracie holds the record of 11 consecutive submission victories.

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What nearly killed star Brock Lesnar?

He had surgery to remove parts of his colon as a result of the diverticulitis, or infection of the digestive tract.

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The UFC banned which action in the early 1990s?

In addition to eye gouging, it also banned biting because, you know, it's biting.

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What is the upper limit for the weight class in which Ronda Rousey fights?

She fights in the bantamweight class, which has an upper limit of 135 pounds.

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How much did Junior dos Santos win for defeating Cain Velasquez in 2011?

Half of that $220,000 was the bonus for winning the fight.

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Which UFC event was the first to be headlined by two African-American fighters?

Rashad Evans beat Quinton Jackson in UFC 114.

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Which year did Japan host its first UFC event?

Japan hosted its first UFC event in 1997. The country was one of the UFC's first international destinations.

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Which TV network was the first to broadcast a reality show about MMA fighters?

The show on Spike TV immediately seized an audience and snagged more followers for the UFC.

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What is the maximum weight limit for fighters in the middleweight class?

The minimum weight in this class is 170 pounds and the maximum in 185 pounds.

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How many people bought the pay-per-view fight between Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell in UFC 52 in April 2005?

Three hundred thousand people bought that fight on pay-per-view. UFC 52 doubled the previous record for pay-per-view sales.

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Which year did the UFC surpass all previous pay-per-view records, including those for championship boxing bouts?

It surpassed all previous records in 2006. The mid-2000s marked the beginning of the UFC boom.

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