The Ultimate Fighting Championship Quiz

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship Quiz
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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.
UFC events spotlight which discipline?
mixed martial arts
"Mixed martial arts" is often abbreviated as MMA.
boxing
karate

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How many weight divisions are there in the UFC?
seven
10
There are 10 divisions. The heavyweight division maxes out at 265 pounds (120 kilograms).
13

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Which state was the first to enact specific regulations regarding MMA?
Nevada
New York
California
Many states eventually followed California's lead.

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In which year was the UFC's first event held?
1996
1993
Its first event was held in 1993. The first events had a looser, less regulated format.
1990

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The UFC's headquarters are in which major city?
Chicago
Las Vegas
The company is at ground zero of the gambling world.
Los Angeles

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Which fighter acquired the nickname "The World's Most Dangerous Man"?
Chuck Liddell
Ken Shamrock
Shamrock headlined more than 15 main events.
Brock Lesnar

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In what year did Canada decriminalize mixed martial arts?
1999
2005
2013
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?
human cockfighting
He called it "human cockfighting." More than 30 states wound up banning extreme types of fighting events.
human torture
human slavery

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"The Beast Incarnate" is a nickname for which successful fighter?
Rich Franklin
Brock Lesnar
With his immense torso and iron-rod neck, Lesnar's nickname is appropriate.
Matt Hughes

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What substance did the UFC ban fighters from using in 2014?
testosterone replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy could give some fighters an unfair advantage.
THC (the active ingredient in cannabis)
human growth hormone

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Which city hosted the first UFC event?
Boston
Las Vegas
Denver
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?
Jake Shields
Shields won in a unanimous decision.
Jose Aldo
Lyoto Machida

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Early UFC events on TV had a disclaimer warning viewers about what?
foul language
overt violence
In the early days UFC was considered insanely violent.
accidental nudity

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What was Chuck Liddell's nickname?
Stone Cold
Killer
The Iceman
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?
Jon Jones
Royce Gracie
Gracie's success in the early 1990s propelled him to fame.
Jose Aldo

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Anderson Silva was born in which country?
Brazil
He was born in Brazil and now lives in Los Angeles.
Germany
France

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Which year did the UFC receive its highest ratings on Fox?
2015
2012
2011
2011 featured a match where Junior dos Santos beat Cain Velasquez.

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What was the purpose of the first UFC events?
to get blood everywhere
to determine which martial art was best in a fight
Fighters used their chosen discipline in hopes of advancing.
to show boxing's superiority over karate

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Anderson Silva holds the record for the longest title streak. How many consecutive wins span that streak?
nine
16
His streak lasted 2,457 days, and he is still regarded as one of the best fighters in the world.
22

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What is the record for consecutive submission victories?
11
Royce Gracie holds the record of 11 consecutive submission victories.
seven
six

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What nearly killed star Brock Lesnar?
diverticulitis
He had surgery to remove parts of his colon as a result of the diverticulitis, or infection of the digestive tract.
ulcerative colitis
prostate cancer

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The UFC banned which action in the early 1990s?
hair pulling
eye gouging
In addition to eye gouging, it also banned biting because, you know, it's biting.
leg breaking

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What is the upper limit for the weight class in which Ronda Rousey fights?
110 pounds (50 kilograms)
115 pounds
135 pounds
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?
$220,000
Half of that $220,000 was the bonus for winning the fight.
$520,000
$1 million

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Which UFC event was the first to be headlined by two African-American fighters?
UFC 102 in August 2009
UFC 105 in November 2009
UFC 114 in May 2010
Rashad Evans beat Quinton Jackson in UFC 114.

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Which year did Japan host its first UFC event?
1997
Japan hosted its first UFC event in 1997. The country was one of the UFC's first international destinations.
2005
2013

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Which TV network was the first to broadcast a reality show about MMA fighters?
Spike TV
The show on Spike TV immediately seized an audience and snagged more followers for the UFC.
USA Network
TNT

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What is the maximum weight limit for fighters in the middleweight class?
170 pounds (77 kilograms)
185 pounds
The minimum weight in this class is 170 pounds and the maximum in 185 pounds.
195 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?
150,000
300,000
Three hundred thousand people bought that fight on pay-per-view. UFC 52 doubled the previous record for pay-per-view sales.
800,000

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Which year did the UFC surpass all previous pay-per-view records, including those for championship boxing bouts?
2006
It surpassed all previous records in 2006. The mid-2000s marked the beginning of the UFC boom.
2005
2004

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