Mixed Martial Arts

Ultimate Fighting Combinations

From the Series Martial Arts Sports Zone

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Did you know that mixed martial arts (MMA) has been around a long time? Ancient Greeks used pankration, an early MMA form, in battle and in training. In modern times, MMA has exploded into TV, movies, and video games as a combat sport. Competitors mix and match styles of fighting to give them the edge in widely watched MMA contests.

Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and most successful MMA stars. You’ll discover:
• What different martial arts make up MMA.
• What some of the top MMA moves are, including the roundhouse kick and the armlock.
• What the different weight divisions are.
• Why Rorion Gracie started the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the largest MMA organization.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category Sports
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
BISACS JNF054080, JNF025020
Dewey 796.815
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.625 x 9.25
Lexile 850
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149023
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Students who are fascinated by martial arts will find much to enjoy in this series…. Action-packed photographs and interesting sidebars will keep readers engaged.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Garrison Wells

Garrison Wells is a third-degree black belt in Nihon jujitsu, a first-degree black belt in judo, a third-degree black belt in Goju-ryu karate, and a first-degree black belt in kobudo. He is also an award-winning journalist and writer, and he lives in Colorado.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Martial Arts Sports Zone

This action-packed, fun, fact-filled overview will take a high-interest approach to martial arts. Readers will get an introduction to famous martial artists, necessary equipment and gear, and various competitions within the genre. Famous movies and TV shows will also be highlighted where View available downloads →