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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP)
News, articles and information about mixed martial arts, a combat sport incorporating a variety of fighting techniques. (Photo AP) « Show less

Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • Cain Velasquez, Ronda Rousey still atop Times' MMA rankings

    A crazy month in the heavyweight division leads to a bit of a shakeup in September's MMA rankins. Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Josh Barnett 6. Mark Hunt 7. Stipe Miocic 8....
  • How Penn State's Anthony Zettel became a disruptive defensive tackle

    To prepare for the scrums and handfights that football linemen face, Anthony Zettel trained in mixed martial arts over the summer. Someday, perhaps, the Penn State defensive tackle might step into the MMA cage. "It's basically like football," Zettel...
  • Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background

    Players respect B-CU coach Brian Jenkins for MMA background
    Instead of talking about grit, B-CU football coach Brian Jenkins decided it was better to show his players mental toughness when he took his first amateur MMA fight this spring. Jenkins, 43, was in position to beat 27-year-old Chris Green during the...
  • Local fitness options

    Free Fitness Aikido: Join us for 8 free aikido classes. Morning and evening classes, 7 days a week. Please call for schedule. Shindai Aikikai Aikido Dojo, 1940 Brengle Ave., Orlando. Details: 407-294-1047 or http://www.shindai.com. Beginner Line...
  • Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey

    Ladies of 'The Ultimate Fighter 20' looking to be first strawweight champion, not next Ronda Rousey
    LOS ANGELES — Absent of all that much fanfare, pomp and circumstance, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s strawweight division debuted in July. Brazilian Claudia Gadelha showcased the skill in victory that has many believing...
  • UFC's T.J. Dillashaw deftly handles drama, keeps belt

    T.J. Dillashaw is seeking to make a final mark in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as something more than a belt-holder. Accepting his first title defense with one day’s notice and winning by technical knockout is a good start. Dillashaw, a...
  • Fighter's milestone win highlights local MMA card

    There's a brutal sound when a fighter's fist strikes his opponent. The brief and immediate silence from the crowd that ensues feels nearly as deafening as their roar that follows. Such was the scene recently at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium,...
  • Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain

    Felice Herrig's mission: Kick [bleep] and entertain
    Felice Herrig is anything but camera shy. With more than 55,000 likes on her Facebook page and nearly 41,000 Twitter follows, she's a focal point for MMA fans. She's also known for wearing superhero costumes to fight weigh-ins. Starting Wednesday, she...
  • Lauzon Wins UFC Lightweight Bout

    MASHANTUCKET — The crowd at Foxwoods Resort Casino cheered early for its New Englander, Joe Lauzon of Bridgewater, Mass. 'Go, Joe, go,' they chanted late in the first round of his UFC lightweight bout with Michael Chiesa. Lauzon was their fighter,...
  • 'Pitbull' Wins MMA Rematch Against Curran At Mohegan Sun

    UNCASVILLE — When his featherweight championship fight against Pat Curran was over, Patricio "Pitbull" Freire spit blood, climbed the cage and raised his arms. "I knew I had won," Freire said, "because I had come close to finishing him so many...
  • UFC's Pettis wins Wheaties cover; Chicago Red Stars' Christen Press third

    UFC's Pettis wins Wheaties cover; Chicago Red Stars' Christen Press third
    UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will appear on Wheaties boxes in stores early next year, the first mixed martial arts titleholder to grace the iconic cover of the breakfast cereal. The Milwaukee native was voted to the cover by fans as part of...