The martial arts originated somewhere back in ancient history, but about 30 years ago, the world seemed to sense that it was time bring all the various techniques together into one kick-ass convergence of styles, and Mixed Martial Arts was born. With the invention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the United States was introduced to Brazillian Jiu Jitsu and Japanese shoot wrestling, along with combinations of a host of other fighting forms, and the old U.S. of A. would never be the same.

In salute to MMA, here is a breakdown of the sport's ten greatest bouts. So mouthpieces in, and please no eye gouging.