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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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Top Mixed Martial Arts Articles

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  • UFC title-challengers Lawler, Melendez want Hendricks', Pettis' belts

    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...
  • 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...
  • UFC 181: Robbie Lawler defeats Johny Hendricks by split decision

    UFC 181:  Robbie Lawler defeats Johny Hendricks by split decision
    UFC 181 takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas. It is one of the biggest UFC events of the year, headlined by a pair of major title fights. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (16-2) defends his title against Robbie Lawler (24-...
  • Ex-WWE champ, MMA rookie CM Punk signs with UFC

    Ex-WWE champ, MMA rookie CM Punk signs with UFC
    Longtime professional wrestler CM Punk has signed a multifight contract with the UFC and plans to debut in 2015, it was announced Saturday night. Punk (real name Phil Brooks) has never competed in mixed martial arts before, but has worked out and...
  • Lawler wins UFC welterweight title

    Robbie Lawler told me last week that he was the best in the world, and he would prove it Dec. 6. Typical fighter bluster? Maybe. But as the saying goes, "It ain't bragging if you can back it up." Lawler proved it Saturday night in violent fashion,...
  • Stephan Bonnar doesn't hold back in his dislike for Tito Ortiz

    Stephan Bonnar doesn't hold back in his dislike for Tito Ortiz
    Mixed martial arts' No. 2 promotion, Bellator MMA, has undergone significant changes over the past half-year. The promotion released its founder and chief executive, Bjorn Rebney, and replaced him with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker. Coker was hired...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Ellenberger looks to break losing streak, Gastelum

    Glendale Fighting Club's Ellenberger looks to break losing streak, Gastelum
    It’s not an arduous storyline to grasp. Jake Ellenberger, a perennial top-10 fighter in the UFC’s welterweight division with a sledgehammer for a right hand, is a veteran who’s lost two fights in a row. Kelvin Gastelum, an undefeated...
  • Glendale Fighting Club's Jake Ellenberger choked out by Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 180

    Looking to remedy the ills of his first losing streak, Glendale Fighting Club’s Jake Ellenberger, having made a career out of dynamic first-round finishes, was instead left stunned and gasping for air when he was on the wrong end of a first-round...
  • Cop who fired beanbag rounds in vet's death: 'Did my job by the book'

    Cop who fired beanbag rounds in vet's death: 'Did my job by the book'
    The morning after he was charged for his role in the death of a knife-wielding man in his 90s, Park Forest police Officer Craig Taylor sat handcuffed to a bench with other detainees. As he waited for his name to be called in bond court, Taylor said he...