Why Do MMA Fighters Have Disfigured Ears or Cauliflower Ear?

One of the striking features of UFC fighters is their “cauliflower ear.” By “cauliflower ear,” I mean the deformity of the ear, sometimes beyond recognition. But why do UFC fighters have ugly ears in the first place? A “cauliflower” ear results from repetitive blows or trauma to the outer ear in combat sports. In turn, … Read more

How Many Rounds Are In an MMA Fight?

A UFC fight lasts for either three or five rounds. Non-championship bouts are usually scheduled for 3 rounds, while championship bouts and main event fights are five rounds. Each round in the UFC is five minutes long, with a one-minute break in between rounds. The number of rounds in an MMA fight differs from promotion … Read more