Biochemical Differences Between Official and Simulated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Matches

  title={Biochemical Differences Between Official and Simulated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Matches},
  author={Victor Silveira Coswig and David Hideyoshi Fukuda and S de Paula Ramos and Fabricio Boscolo Del Vecchio},
  booktitle={Asian journal of sports medicine},
BACKGROUND One of the goals for training in combat sports is to mimic real situations. For mixed martial arts (MMA), simulated sparring matches are a frequent component during training, but a there is a lack of knowledge considering the differences in sparring and competitive environments. OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to compare biochemical responses to sparring and official MMA matches. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty five male professional MMA fighters were evaluated… CONTINUE READING


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