Mixed Martial Arts is all around, everywhere, and growing like no other sport.
And now,  on Monday, December 19 at 9 pm ET/PT, Current TV’s award-winning investigative series “Vanguard” will present “Cage Fighting in the USA.” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was once banned from television for being too bloody, but today, MMA is a billion dollar industry. In 2010, more than 2.5 million Americans trained or fought in MMA, and it’s now the fastest growing sport in the world.  On this episode, Mariana van Zeller explores the increasingly popular world of MMA and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and asks the question: Is violence America’s new favorite past time?  And, if so, why?

What is Vanguard about?

Launched in 2008, “Vanguard” has become one of the only multi-award winning long-form investigative documentary series on cable television.  Its programming has showcased and provided in-depth perspectives on notable issues such as immigration, the drug trade and the environment. Committed to traveling to locations around the world, its correspondents include, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel, and Mariana van Zeller. Nominated for five Emmys, the series has become one of the most celebrated news programs in the United States, receiving prestigious awards for journalism including the Livingston Award, the Prism Award, the DuPont Award and the 2010 Peabody Award and the 2010 Television Academy Honor.

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