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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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  • Dillashaw to defend UFC title against Soto after Barao falls ill

    T.J. Dillashaw recently said he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division. Friday, that opinion became reality far sooner than new champion Dillashaw or...
  • Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

    Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon. And for the first five minutes of her women’s bantamweight bout...
  • T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth

    T.J. Dillashaw knew his last-minute opponent, Joe Soto was coming for his belt, drenched in chance-of-a-lifetime adrenaline. It didn't matter. Dillashaw, successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight belt for the first time...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges

    Pro-fighter War Machine held in Las Vegas on 32 criminal charges
    Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine, accused of assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend and a man at her home last month, made his initial Las Vegas court appearance on Wednesday to face 32 criminal charges, including attempted murder. The Ultimate...
  • Two MMA Events At Casinos On Same Night? Dana White Unfazed

    Two MMA Events At Casinos On Same Night? Dana White Unfazed
    If you think this is a homecoming for Dana White, think again. "I really don't know anything about Connecticut," the controversial Manchester-born UFC czar said Wednesday. And if you think White is geeked up to go against Bellator MMA and its new...
  • New UFC women's belt on the line in latest 'Ultimate Fighter'

    New UFC women's belt on the line in latest 'Ultimate Fighter'
    Anticipation is the major draw of the latest version of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s reality television series, “The Ultimate Fighter.” Not only are the coaches, lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Gilbert...
  • Coconut Creek's "King Mo" making waves for Bellator MMA

    Coconut Creek's "King Mo" making waves for Bellator MMA
    Muhammad Lawal is a great fighter, first and foremost. That’s why he’s compiled a 12-4 record against stiff competition as a professional, and it’s the biggest reason his stock rose enough to headline the first pay-per-view in Bellator...