Don’t know the difference between an armbar and a triangle choke? Still scratching your head over what the term “ground and pound” means? Don’t worry novice mixed martial arts fans, Boston.com has you covered.
As the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) prepares to take over the TD Garden this week, learn a little more about the promotion and the sport of MMA in this guide made specially for the casual sports fan.
Pictured: UFC welterweight Matt Brown, right, taking on Jordan Mein in San Jose, Calif. on April 20. Brown will be fighting in Boston when the UFC comes to town on Aug. 17.