ultimate fighting

A modern sport in which 2 combatants fight each other. In the 1990s, matches were held without rounds or rest periods, and fought to incapacitation or surrender, in which one opponent would be battered into submission, and signal abdication by a so-called ‘tap-out’ signal to the referee. These rules prevailed until US authorities cracked down, resulting in major changes in the rules in 2000
Injuries Brain concussion and/or hemorrhage, skin and scalp lacerations, bone fractures, and death from hypoxia related to choke holds or laryngeal fracture, damage to the spinal cord or brainstem, eye damage or blindness

ultimate fighting

Sports medicine A modern blood sport, in which 2 combatants battle each other without rounds or rest periods, to the finish, be it death, incapacitation, or surrender, in which one opponent is battered into submission, and signals abdication by a so-called 'tap-out' signal to the referee Injuries Brain concussion and/or hemorrhage, skin and scalp lacerations, bone fractures, and death from hypoxia related to choke holds or laryngeal fracture, damage to the spinal cord or brainstem, eye damage or blindness. See Blood sport. Cf Boxing, Extreme fighting, Toughman fighting.
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