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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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  • Boxing, mixed martial arts could enjoy a big 2015

    This year wasn't an extraordinary one for boxing and mixed martial arts fans, but the combat sports do have some momentum going into 2015. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has called out Manny Pacquiao (albeit with a repeat of conditions) to finally meet in the...
  • Best and worst shows of 2014

    A pall hung over the TV bazaar this year. There were passings both major (James Garner, Joan Rivers, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and minor (Pugsley from The Addams Family, Reuben from The Partridge Family, the Professor from Gilligan's Island). The medium's...
  • A charm? UFC opts for Lawler-Hendricks 3

    A third Lawler-Hendricks meeting may not play out like the classic trio of fights between Ali and Frazier or the Couture-Liddell troika, and the choice of Johny Hendricks may not even be the best or fairest matchup for newly crowned champ Robbie Lawler....
  • Fighters' lawsuit says UFC restricts earnings

    Fighters' lawsuit says UFC restricts earnings
    A current Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter and two former contenders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, alleging an illegal monopoly that limits fighter earnings. Cung Le, a middleweight recently embroiled in a disputed...
  • Mixed martial artists sue league, allege antitrust

    Former and current mixed martial artists sued the Ultimate Fighting Championship league on Tuesday, alleging the business has a monopoly on the professional fighting market and limits the potential earnings of its athletes. The suit, filed in federal...
  • UFC title-challengers Lawler, Melendez want Hendricks', Pettis' belts

    For Robbie Lawler, it’s another -- possibly final -- chance to fix what lost him his earlier crack at wearing an Ultimate Fighting Championship belt. For Gilbert Melendez, it’s about finding absolution to the years of work in sweaty gyms, in...
  • Dos Santos wins grueling battle against Miocic

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange Dos Santos wins grueling battle against Miocic Things weren't looking so hot for former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the opening rounds of his main event against Cleveland's Stipe...
  • Orlando's Ben Saunders returns to Octagon tonight

    Orlando's Ben Saunders returns to Octagon tonight
    Ben Saunders is a true rarity – an Orlando-based fighter at the highest level of MMA – but to realize his dream, he has ventured all over the United States to train and compete. His recent travelogue reads like a country song – from...
  • Brand-new Travis Browne ready for Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

    Accompanied by the No. 3 ranking in the UFC heavyweight division, dominant victories over former champions and a highlight reel worth of finishes, Travis “Hapa” Browne has already accomplished plenty in a mixed martial arts career still less...
  • Pro wrestler CM Punk joins UFC, will begin fighting in 2015

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship made the surprise announcement Saturday night that it has signed CM Punk, one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the last decade, to a multi-fight contract. Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, will fight at...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Travis Browne TKOs Brendan Schaub at UFC 181

    Proclaiming himself to be a new Travis “Hapa” Browne, the third-ranked UFC heavyweight very much looked like his old dynamic self on Saturday night. Set up by a brilliantly devastating right uppercut to the jaw, Glendale Fighting Club’s...