Features: Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Freestyle wrestling has its greatest origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and the ultimate goal is to pin your opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Freestyle allows the use of the wrestler's or his opponent's legs in offense and defense. It consists of clinching, holding, locking, leverage, and takedowns. Wrestling is essential to MMA training. Many top UFC fighters came from a wrestling background.