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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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  • UFC 183 live updates: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz

    UFC 183 live updates: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
    UFC 183 takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas, headlined by a middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. Silva, widely considered the best pound for pound fighter in the sport's history, is returning to action for the first time following a...
  • Chris Weidman's injury leaves Ronda Rousey fight as UFC 184 main event

    Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Chris Weidman on Friday pulled out of his UFC 184 fight against Vitor Belfort on Feb. 28 at Staples Center because of a rib injury he sustained this week while training. Ronda Rousey’s fifth...
  • Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

    Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184
    “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight. On Friday, in news first reported by MMAJunkie.com, the UFC confirmed that middleweight champion Chris Weidman had suffered a rib injury, canceling his UFC 184 headlining...
  • UFC's Anderson Silva to test healed broken leg against Nick Diaz

    UFC's Anderson Silva to test healed broken leg against Nick Diaz
    Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva marks his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday night against Nick Diaz at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, after Silva spent a year recovering from a gruesome broken left leg suffered in the same...
  • Leesburg motorcycle mechanic thrilled to make mixed-martial-arts fighting debut

    Leesburg motorcycle mechanic thrilled to make mixed-martial-arts fighting debut
    LEESBURG — Army veteran Jorge Rodriguez fought for his country for eight years, but tonight he will be in a different type of battle as he enters the competitive arena of mixed martial arts fighting in his first amateur bout. Rodriguez, 29, a...
  • Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil

    Shayna Baszler faces Amanda Nunes in Brazil
    UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler will return to the octagon to take on Amanda Nunes, the UFC announced on Thursday. Baszler, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, will face Nunes on March 21...
  • UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz full of intrigue

    UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz full of intrigue
    Anderson Silva has been gone from mixed martial arts for 13 months. Nick Diaz has been gone for almost two years. But their fight on Saturday at UFC 183 has more buzz than all but the biggest main events. The curiosity factor is there for both fighters,...
  • MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot

    MMA rankings: Jon Jones retains top light-heavyweight spot
    Times' MMA ranking for January. Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Stipe Miocic 6. Josh Barnett 7. Mark Hunt 8. Antonio Silva 9. Ben Rothwell 10. Alistair Overeem   It...
  • UFC on Fox: Johnson pounds Gustafsson, earns title shot vs. Jones

    UFC on Fox: Johnson pounds Gustafsson, earns title shot vs. Jones
    If Alexander Gustafsson really does have the “book” on how to beat Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, he didn’t even get a chance to read the cover Saturday night. Johnson, who fights out of Boca Raton, made quick work of Gustafsson...
  • "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday

    "Rumble" Johnson risks 3-year win streak Saturday
    By the time he enters the Octagon on Saturday, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will have gone three years and 10 days without losing a fight – a stint spanning eight fights and four promotions. And yet, some people think they know the...
  • Give 'em a fighting chance ...

    Give 'em a fighting chance ...
    Fifty away — actually, 50 feet straight down — two dozen young teenage girls are playing field hockey on a makeshift indoor field that usually serves as one of the basketball courts at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Chances are, the two...