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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is owned and operated by Endeavor Group Holdings along with Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital via Zuffa, LLC. It is the largest MMA promotion company in the world and features some of the highest-level fighters in the sport on its roster. The UFC produces events worldwide that showcase twelve weight divisions (eight men’s divisions and four women’s divisions) and abides by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. As of 2020, the UFC has held over 500 events. Dana White has been UFC president since 2001. Under White’s stewardship, the UFC has grown into a globally popular multi-billion-dollar enterprise.

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), formerly the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), is a mixed martial arts league. It is the first professional MMA organization to present MMA in a format in which individual athletes compete in a regular season, “win-or-go-home” post-season, and championship. PFL debuted its inaugural season on June 7, 2018 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. In 2018, each champion in the six weight classes won a championship prize of $1 million each.

ONE Championship (formerly known as ONE Fighting Championship or ONE FC) is a Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai, and kickboxing promotion which was launched on 14 July 2011 by entrepreneur Chatri Sityodtong and former ESPN Star Sportssenior executive Victor Cui. ONE Championship is backed by Sequoia Capital, GIC, Temasek Holdings, Iconiq Capital, Mission Holdings, and Greenoaks Capital.

Russian Cagefighting Championship holds two types of tournaments – large and small tournaments. Major tournaments are numbered and take place on venues with a capacity of 4,000 spectators. Small tournaments are called Intro, take place on the site of the RMK Martial Arts Academy, with a capacity of 500 spectators, and are aimed at young Russian fighters with little experience in performing at a professional level.

Absolute Championship Akhmat (ACA), formerly known as Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB), is a Russian mixed martial arts, kickboxing and brazilian jiu-jitsu organization and one of the leading promotions in Europe. To date, most events have been hosted in Grozny, Russia. ACA also hosted events in other Russian cities, as well as in Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

UFC GYM the brand has evolved rapidly since opening its first gym in 2009. Since then, over 150 clubs have opened, 100 of which are franchised and another 800 in the pipeline. Today, UFC GYM clubs are successfully operated in 17 countries, and clubs are planned for 20 more countries. More than 50 clubs are planned to open in Germany over the next ten years. The majority are said to be a franchise.