Many compare the combat sport MMA as being the closest thing to hand to hand combat in the streets. Compared to competitive martial arts and boxing, it is definitely much closer to a street altercation as it is the closest to a no holds barred combat situation.
However, gone are the vale tudo days where there were barely any rules, as there are now many rules in the UFC and other MMA organizations. Illegal are moves such as eye gouges and groin strikes. One thing that is also illegal, are soccer kicks to the head or stomping someone’s head in when they are down. Of course, it is legal in some organizations.