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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)
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  • Losses motivate Ultimate Fighter

    At one time, Palos Heights native Tony Martin said he cleaned rugs for a living. Now, he's cleaning up in the Ultimate Fighting Championship competition. The 25-year-old won his first eight matches before dropping a pair of bouts earlier this year....
  • Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman to defend UFC titles at Staples Center

    Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman to defend UFC titles at Staples Center
    Ronda Rousey will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on her home turf, Feb. 28 at Staples Center, the organization announced Wednesday. Venice’s Rousey (10-0) will fight the No. 1-ranked bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (9-0) of...
  • Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA

    Howard Davis Jr. pursues excellence from boxing to MMA
    At the Olympics that launched Sugar Ray Leonard and the Spinks brothers, the award for the outstanding boxer of the Games went to Howard Davis, Jr. It almost didn't happen. Three days before his first fight in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, Davis'...
  • Local fitness options

    Upcoming Run Nona at Night 5k: 4 p.m. Nov. 1; Laureate Park, 13743 Walcott Ave., Orlando. 4 p.m. Kids Zone & Registration open, 5p.m. Free Kid's Run, 6:00 p.m. for 5k. Registration required. Benefits the Tavistock Foundation.407-896-1160 or http://www....
  • Aldo retains title at UFC 179

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange Aldo retains title at UFC 179 The last time Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes met, back in 2012, an unpenalized fence-grabbing foul led to Aldo's knockout victory. In Saturday night's rematch, there were...
  • UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco

    UFC executive discusses Cung Le's HGH testing fiasco
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bumbling of middleweight fighter Cung Le’s human growth hormoneĀ  test in China has been an embarrassing misstep for the organization and the cleanup isn’t progressing to the fighter's satisfaction....
  • At youth boxing class, Kashkari jabs Brown on education

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari took a break from throwing political jabs to throw some real jabs at a Sacramento boxing gym Wednesday afternoon. Clad in a gray Ultimate Fighting Championship T-shirt, the former U.S. Treasury official...
  • UFC 179: Aldo-Mendes go at it again

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange UFC 179: Aldo-Mendes go at it again A split-second foul altered the course of the first fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. It also left the door open for a rematch....
  • UFC rescinds doping suspension of fighter Cung Le

    UFC rescinds doping suspension of fighter Cung Le
    Cung Le, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight fighter suspended one year when the organization declared a post-fight sample he submitted in China in August revealed excessive levels of human growth hormone, has been reinstated with the...
  • Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico

    Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in Mexico
    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City. The UFC will instead stage an interim...
  • UFC chairman: Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano fight deal nearly done

    UFC chairman: Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano fight deal nearly done
    Ultimate Fighting Championship Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta said late Friday he’s close to reaching a deal for women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to fight top contender Cat Zingano on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas. “Cat is certainly the No....